The Budget Session of Parliament will start on Tuesday and is required to have a stormy begin once again a large group of issues, including the JNU line, Rohith Vemula suicide case and Pathankot terror attack. The joint session of Parliament will be addressed by President Pranab Mukherjee today.
The Budget session of Parliament is all set for a stormy begin on Tuesday with real opposition parties wanting to corner the government over JNU and other issue even as Congress chief Sonia Gandhi blamed the NDA government for propelling an arranged attack on opportunity of expression and right to contrast.
Signs of a tumultuous start of the session rose at the all-party meetings met by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday where the Opposition blamed the government for "setting the motivation for interruption".
Likewise at a meeting of the Congress Working Committee, Gandhi put the onus on the government for the smooth working of Parliament. She proclaimed her intent to rope in "similar parties" to target the ruling agreement on issues such as the JNU line, Dalit scholar Rohit Vemula's suicide in Hyderabad Central University and Pathankot terror attack.
While all opposition parties consented to cooperate with the government to run Parliament easily, after successive washouts of sessions a year ago, they likewise squeezed for an early discussion on the seething issues. Gotten between an incensed Opposition and the earnestness to pass key bills, government chiefs looked after they, as well, were "much concerned" by late occurrences in various colleges and consented to discuss the issue at length.
On its part, the government assured Opposition leaders that they won't think that its needing in ensuring discussion on any issue of concern. "The government is as much concerned about these issues as whatever other party and we are more than sharp for an itemized discussion on every one of them," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Naidu said.
After her meeting with leaders, which was additionally gone to by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mahajan trusted that the House will run easily and all issues to be discussed will be settled on Tuesday at a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee.
The primary standoff between the ruling and the Opposition benches is normal in Rajya Sabha on February 24, the principal working day of the session when the JNU issue could come up for discussion.
While the Opposition has moved in to corner the government on it, BJP feels it stands to pick up by transforming the level headed discussion into one in the middle of "loyalists and hostile to nationals," as a party leader said.