CPI(M) wants to be included in the ‘chai pe charcha’ on GST

New Delhi, Nov.27 (ANI): CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday said he has no objection to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh for discussions on Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill but appealed to include other parties as well terming the meeting as ‘match-fixing’.

“They have invited Congress, but have not initiated any talks with us or any others. I had said once in the Parliament what happens between the government and the Congress is Ankho hi ankho mein ishara hota hai, baithein baithein jine ka sahara hota hai. What is this match-fixing. We have no objections with their meeting but they should have included everyone,” Yechury told the media here.

“Till now, no proposals have been put in front of us as far as GST is concerned. There is a select committee report and our note of dissent is there and if the government is ready to talk on that we are for it,” Yechury added.

Prime Minister Modi has invited Sonia Gandhi and his predecessor Dr. Manmohan Singh for tea today, in a move aimed at reaching out to the opposition to discuss the smooth functioning of the Parliament and bring an end to the impasse over the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill. (ANI)

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