Both parties traded charges soon after Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in a bid to seek her party's support for the reform bill, a move dismissed as all optics by Congress which invited barbs from BJP.
    
Ruling party's National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier reached out to Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh but Congress was never serious about supporting the crucial bill.
    
Congress had appointed Mallikarjun Kharge, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma as its pointsmen to engage with the government but they never came together whenever they were invited for talks which rendered the exercise futile, he said.
    
Despite the negative attitude of Congress, the government has been able to put India on the path to development, he said, citing the high growth rate and positive assessment of India economy by international agencies like the World Bank.

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