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GST Bill and the Congress
Since last two years, after Narendra Modi government has come to power just to ensure that it does not get the tab of good performance Congress party has been not allowing the GST Bill, its own brain child, to be passed in Rajya Sabha where it has the majority. This Bill stands passed in the Parliament.

It is common knowledge that if this bill gets passed it will be major economic reform in the country and will boost the GDP growth of the country by no less than 1.5 per cent. The biggest advantage to the common man will be that from Kashmir to Kanyakumari he will get an item on the same price.

The corruption will get greatly reduced because the States and its corrupt bureaucracy will not be able to levy prices of their choice. The big question is that how can we allow any political party to work against the interest of the country and its people.

To say that Congress is getting sidelined due to their this stupidity is not the answer. Our democratic system must come up with some answer to this negative politics, which harms the country. Fortunately after the latest Rajya Sabha elections the ruling NDA has four more MPs then the UPA however still with 89 back door entry MPs it is the regional parties which rule the roost.

What is worst in Indian democracy is that the indirect elected MPs from back door of Rajya Sabha enjoy the same rights as the direct elected MPs of the Parliament. No other democracy in the world follows this system.

In America members of Senate are directly elected and in Britain House of Lords cannot stop the passage of a bill for more than one year than why in India we are following this system? Truth is that due to vested interests our politicians this system won't see any change. The move will have to come from the public. They will have to pressurize these political leaders.

Earlier it happens better it is for the country. The recent Rajya Sabha elections have amply shown how our political leaders have done cross votings based on who has paid how much money to them. If our top leaders who represent the people are so corrupt then how can bureaucracy and others will remain honest?

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