India's president speaks out against partisan politics

January 20, 2015 7:31 AM

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India's president speaks out against partisan politics

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's president has rapped political parties for obstructing parliament after the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi resorted to a flurry of executive decrees to push through economic reforms held up by the opposition.

In a rare rebuke from country's largely ceremonial president, Pranab Mukherjee said the government and the opposition should put their heads together and find a workable solution to avoid frequent issuance of ordinances.

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