Rejecting the charge that cases involving Congress leaders were driven by political vendetta, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said he was ready to present proofs relating to serving and former chief ministers and senior Congress leaders in Parliament, so that issues could be discussed at the earliest opportunity.
If Congress wishes, government can place evidence before Parliament against a Congress CM, an ex-Congress CM, National Herald case and AgustaWestland case, Jaitley told ‘The Times of india’ in an interview.
"When Congress raised allegations against Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj we agreed to discuss in Parliament," Jaitley said.
Finance minister also said the Centre plans to keep its foot on the reforms pedal.
GST is on top of the agenda. ompany law amendments have to be mended, they are before a standing committee, he added.
“ The SARFAESI (Securitisation and Reconstruction of Finan cial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act) and DRT (Debts Recovery Tribunal) amendments are there. Then there is the CAMPA (afforestation fund management) law. As part of the legislation on black money , the benami law is coming," the paper quoted him as saying further.
Jaitley also said the wait for Congress to come on board for GST would not be indefinite.
In case Congress did not give up its reservations, a vote in Rajya Sabha would be the only way to clear the bill that has been passed by Lok Sabha.