On Wednesday Congress party members stalled the discussion of the Constitution Amendment Bill for the GST in the Rajya Sabha. The House had to be adjourned for the day at 2:45 PM. Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi has stated that Parliament will only be allowed to function if Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje are removed by Narendra Modi for their involvement in what is being called the LaMo issue in the media.
Sushma Swaraj with Lalit Modi in happier times indianexpress
Swaraj lashed out at Rahul Gandhi, asking him to reflect on his family’s history “during one of his long holidays abroad”. She also blamed the Congress party for helping Bofors accused Ottavio Quattrocchi and Bhopal gas leak accused Warren Anderson escape from India. She had earlier admitted to helping Lalit Modi’s wife travel to Portugal for cancer treatment and asked what Sonia Gandhi would have done in a similar situation.
Vasundhara Raje with Lalit Modi thehindu
The government has ruled out Swaraj’s resignation, with Arun Jaitley claiming all charges against her are baseless. He then, as usual, went on to attack Rahul Gandhi as “an expert without any knowledge”. The adjournment motion against Swaraj was defeated in the Lok Sabha by a voice vote after Congress members walked out. “I am ready to respond to Mallikarjun Kharge’s adjournment motion in the same language that it was written in,” Sushma said.
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