|Hike in sectoral
Swadeshi Jagaran Manch on the grounds of national security
Not on cards till elections are over.
|Disinvestment (oil PSU)
||Petroleum minister Ram Naik, Shiv
Sena, Congress and Left parties
||Definite slowdown in ongoing
privatisation. No new decision expected.
|Value added tax
some states, a section of the BJP, finance minister
||Some states will
push through but nationwide adoption not before 2004
|Revision of EPF interest
||All trade unions, Labour minister
Sahib Singh Verma who chairs the EPF board
||Vermall find it
tough to intervene after high-yield special deposit scheme ends
parties, state governments, NDA allies
recent rollback in fertiliser subsidy. Try again next budget.
||All trade unions, Left parties,
some NDA allies
||Shifted to agenda of the
Fourteenth Lok Sabha