Monday, October 20, 2014

2016 Rajya Sabha Elections Are Key

The 2016 Rajya Sabha elections are crucial to enable passage of more reforms, since a number of seats are up for grabs at this time. Right now, BJP's strength in the upper house are poor, and Congress is able to block pro-reform measures:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Victories-will-spell-Rajya-Sabha-gains-for-NDA-in-future/articleshow/44882492.cms
Congress, having 68 MPs in Rajya Sabha, had forced the government to send the bill to a select committee of Parliament for further examination without extending any solid reason for doing so. The Congress's move in August, as interpreted by political observers, was just to delay passing this key legislation for a couple of months as it did not want to give Modi a handle to scale up his pro-reform position when he was to land in the US in September.

 Typical Congress - always shafting Indians, just to help themselves.

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