February 22, 2020
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Putting In The Stops

Putting In The Stops
Issues Main Opposition Future
Hike in sectoral FDI caps Ministers and Swadeshi Jagaran Manch on the grounds of national security Completely dark. 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 All traders, 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 Verma’ll find it tough to intervene after high-yield special deposit scheme ends
Subsidy cut Congress, Left parties, state governments, NDA allies None after recent rollback in fertiliser subsidy. Try again next budget.
Labour reform All trade unions, Left parties, some NDA allies Shifted to agenda of the Fourteenth Lok Sabha
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