Opposition should focus on mainstream rather than latching on “fringe” issues: Arun Jaitley

A man carrying a kite in the shape of the Chinese national flag walks along the Bund in Shanghai, China, on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. China's consumer inflation moderated and factory gate deflation extended a record stretch of declines, signaling the People's Bank of China still has room to ease monetary policy further to support a slowing economy. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Vastavam web: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today rejected Opposition charge of GST launch being a ‘self- promotion’, saying they should focus on mainstream rather than latching on to “fringe” issues.The opposition parties have decided to boycott the midnight function in protest against the way GST is being implemented, claiming that it would adversely impact small and medium enterprises.The challenge before the Congress party is now that they have to decide whether they will take fringe positions or will choose mainstream position,” Jaitley told Aaj Tak GST Conclave. Jaitley said the midnight launch would go on despite some parties deciding not to participate. “Karvan toh chalta rahega (Caravan will keep moving). Those who won’t take part, would not stop it,” he said.