While the BJP-led coalition is reaching out to Opposition, there is no let up in the Congress attack on the government on the Lalit Modi and Vyapam controversies
The current session has so far been a stalled affair due to opposition parties’ protests over the Lalit Modi controversy and Vyapam scam.
In Lok Sabha, Opposition MPs were heard shouting “shame shame” and “Pradhan Mantri chuppi todo (Prime Minister break your silence)”.
The BJP government had indicated convening an all-party meeting to end the impasse in Parliament.
The BJP government held an all-party meeting seeking to end the logjam but the Congress refused to attend it.
Mallikarjun Kharge sarcastically remarked that the Congress was only following the ‘traditions’ set by the likes of L K Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley.
The Bill seeks to overturn a Supreme Court ruling which said the case has to be initiated where the cheque-issuing branch was located.
Regrettably, neither before nor after has pre-poll canvassing been so sordid as in 1969, incidentally the Mahatma’s birth centenary year.
The House was adjourned for the day today till Monday, minutes after it assembled this morning.
Logjam continued in the Parliament today with Opposition demanding resignation of Raje and Swaraj.
The counter-strategy was explained to MPs at a meeting of the BJP parliamentary party which was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.
Members of Congress and Left carried placards and raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the government for not acting against Swaraj and Raje in Lalit Modi row.
Sushma Swaraj has said that she will make a big disclosure in Parliament on a senior Congress leader
Rajya Sabha saw repeated adjournments with opposition members creating uproar, including by trooping into the Well of the House.
The NDA government will introduce eight new bills and take up 11 pending bills for consideration and passage during the Monsoon session beginning July 21, sources said.
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