A day after 11 non-Congress, non-BJP parties came together in Parliament for a joint floor strategy, the Samajwadi Party, which provides outside support to the government, Thursday raised its pitch and said it will not allow the House to run or the Congress to get any Bill passed in this session.
“We will not allow the Congress to get any of its Bills passed in this session now. We will not let it run. They should simply bring the vote-on-account, which we will help pass. People have lost faith in this government and we should now just go to the people and allow the new government to carry forward the legislative agenda,” SP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Agarwal told The Indian Express. He, however, said the party will make an exception for the Street Vendors Bill.
Agarwal said the Congress was trying to push the six anti-corruption Bills so it could use it to reap political and electoral advantage in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. “There should be no political agenda in this session now. We will not allow the Congress to use the session to serve its interests,” Agarwal said. The SP had earlier said it is against the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
Sources said Ashish Khetan will be the vice-chairman of the commission.