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Budget failed to pursue reforms aggressively: Opposition

They also faulted the govt for not going in for big bang measures in the first budget of the NDA govt to address the stagflation

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Opposition today attacked the over rising and said its failure to pursue reforms aggressively through the maiden would make vulnerable to changes in global economy.

They also faulted the for not going in for big bang measures in the first of the to address the stagflation..

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The members also sought a roadmap for rolling out the much delayed GST (Goods and Services Tax) whose implementation would lead to two per cent rise in the country's

"If you are not aggressive in pushing reforms, will remain vulnerable to slightest of changes in the international scenario," senior leader M Verappa Moily said initiating a discussion on the Finance bill.

Dubbing the 2014-15 as "status quoist", he said despite much talk and promises, the government has not taken the economic agenda forward.

Moily said there has been no effort made to bring major reforms in the tax administration, noting that when BJP was in the opposition, it used to attack the government over "tax terrorism". " Have you made any attempt to remove that type of tension now?", he asked the government.

The former Union Minister also made a strong plea that there was need to redefine the role of the regulators at a time when the bureaucrats are fearing to take decisions as "regulator is haunting every official and is holding every action suspect".

He suggested this atmosphere needed to be changed to brighten up the investment climate.

First Published: Thu, July 24 2014. 16:30 IST