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Ordinances issue: Govt has no desire to issue ordinances, says Venkaiah

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Hyderabad (Feb. 01, 2015): Faced with criticism over the government issuing several ordinances, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Sunday said the government has "no fancy for issuing ordinances" and that the Opposition should allow the Parliament to function properly.

"Nobody has got a fancy for issuing ordinances. We don't want to issue ordinances. But a violent minority cannot obstruct a silent majority from taking the country's development forward," the Parliamentary Affairs Minister said.

Noting that it is the right of the opposition parties to oppose the government, he said they can resort to democratic methods, like walkout to register their protest.

He alleged that the opposition parties are stalling the Rajya Sabha as they seem to be not in favour of the Modi government earning a good name for its development efforts.

"Our friends from opposition... they want to block development. They don't want Narendra Modi to get name by developing the nation. That seems to be the attitude. Otherwise, there is no meaning. I am not saying opposition should support every move of the government...No. You are the opposition...I propose, you oppose. Let the House dispose. Allow the House to function," he said.

Claiming that there was a "holiday for growth" for 10 years (during UPA regime), he said there is a need to work overtime now.

Alleging that the NDA government has inherited fiscal deficit, revenue deficit and current account deficit and "above all trust deficit", he said the confidence has now come back and things are now looking up.

Maintaining that the Modi government is trying to "repair" the damage caused to the economic growth, he said reforms are being taken up and it takes time to witness the fruits of the efforts.