Opposition looks to corner govt in Parl
The issues of cow vigilantism, farmers' protests, Kashmir unrest, the action of law enforcement agencies against some opposition leaders over alleged corruption and India's stand-off with China are likely to dominate the Monsoon Session beginning on Monday.
The Lok Sabha, as well as the Rajya Sabha, will be adjourned on Monday due to the death of sitting members of both the Houses and normal proceedings are expected from Tuesday. The session is slated to conclude on August 11.
The leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad made it clear on Sunday that the Congress and other opposition parties will target the government over the issues of Kashmir as well as the stand-off with China.
Economic issues, especially alleged lack of jobs, are also likely to be taken up by the opposition parties to corner the government.
JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav has accused the Modi government of failing to fulfil its promises to create jobs and said the opposition parties would raise the matter in Parliament.
BJP leaders have said they would take on the opposition over these issues claiming that the government's track record has been better than the UPA in terms of economy and agriculture growth.
"The government would want the monsoon session of Parliament to be fruitful and constructive. We will also ensure good coordination and communication with the opposition to help get legislative business passed during the session," Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.
If parties like Mamata Banerjee-led TMC and Lalu Prasad- led RJD attack the government over the action of law enforcement agencies like the CBI and the ED against their leaders over alleged corruption, the treasury benches too would use the issue to underline their anti-corruption credentials.