Congress dismisses reports of deal on GST Bill

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday dismissed <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>reports that it <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>offered to ensure smooth passage of Goods and Services Tax Bill in parliament if the government removed <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

“Question of quid pro quo on the all-pervading issue of morality and constitutional accountability does not arise,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told the media here.

Demanding the resignations or <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>sacking of BJP ministers were issues of “righteousness”, he said.

The Modi government should be accountable for their promise of not shielding black money hoarders like Lalit Modi, <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>the Congress leader remarked.

Reports had said that faced with the solidarity of the NDA government with Sushma Swaraj and Raje, <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>the Congress <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>offered not to block the GST Bill despite strong reservations if the external affairs minister and Rajasthan chief minister resigned from their respective offices.

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