Thwarted from within
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BJP may cooperate on key legislation. But it is the government's job to make it happen
After several sessions of stubborn gridlock in Parliament, there is some hope to be found in senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley's assurance that his party would aid the government in passing the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill this session. Given that the two major parties have more in common than they like to openly admit, in terms of their instincts about the economy, there should have been greater cooperation between them on important financial legislation — which includes the Companies Bill, the Direct Taxes Code, the GST Bill, amendments in banking and insurance, and more.
In recent months, the BJP has played by its own narrowly imagined ideas of political profit and loss rather than what the economy needs. It has opposed pieces of reform it had itself previously piloted. However, as Jaitley's intervention underlines, these hurdles should not be hard to overcome for a determined government — and the UPA's inability to do so is a harsh reflection on it.
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