NEW DELHI: In an apparent message to law makers and Government against the backdrop of the stalled Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, President Pranab Mukherjee said it was their duty to ensure reforms and enactment of progressive legislations for which a spirit of accommodation and consensus building should be the preferred mode of decision making.
For revitalising the forces of growth, the President said there is need for reforms and progressive legislation.
“It is the bounden duty of the law makers to ensure that such legislation is enacted after due discussion and debate. A spirit of accommodation, cooperation and consensus-building should be the preferred mode of decision-making. Delays in decision-making and implementation can only harm the process of development,” he said in his address to the nation on the eve of 67th Republic Day.
The President’s remarks assume significance in the context of the deadlock over the Constitution amendment bill on the GST following Congress’ three main demands which the Government has refused to concede.