The Opposition leaders’ decision comes a day after the parties held their first street protest in the capital demanding the release of detained political leaders in J&K, and is an attempt to mount pressure on the government to ease the restrictions.
The notice does not mention EVMs on which many of the parties have been very vocal for some time now, but sources said the matter will be raised by almost all parties provided chairman M Venkaiah Naidu accepts the notice and allows the discussion.
As the Prime Minister sought to drum up support for the key bills ahead of the Parliament meet, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad claimed that those bills which are in the interest of the people "we are not opposed to them".
Citing various schemes launched by BJP governments at the Centre and in Haryana, the CM said, “The prime minister has worked towards changing the lifestyle of the poor and downtrodden during the BJP’s five year tenure”.
Calling himself the nation's 'chowkidar', Modi said, "It was this chowkidar's government that had the courage to conduct surgical strikes on land, sky and space. India should develop, India should be secure from enemies."
The platform for opposition unity was the 'Sanjhi Virasat Bachao' (save our composite culture) meeting hosted by rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav and attended by a host of leaders, including those from the Congress, CPI-M, CPI, SP, BSP, NCP, RJD, NC, JD-S and RLD.
The much-awaited speech by PM Narendra Modi packed the usual punches for the Congress and its President Rahul Gandhi. One such was Modi's statement that the no-confidence motion was a test for Opposition unity, not his government's strength.
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Expressing solidarity with the One Rank One Pension (OROP) veterans, Punjab Congress President Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said it is his duty to stand with them. He said he was always available for the OROP veterans. He added that this issue has been raised for a long time by the Opposition and they would continue to do so till their demands were accepted.
New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Re-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah met veteran leader L.K. Advani to seek his blessings. The meeting comes after Advani had openly criticised Shah after the Bihar debacle. However, the Congress Party said that Shah's reappointment is a 'good omen' and would provide an opportunity for the Opposition to make a comeback.
Singur (West Bengal), Jan 17 (ANI): Former chief minister of West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacharya on Sunday urged the leftists to come together and save the state from a hell-like situation. He said people in the state need to think over and again as to which party they should support. He asked them to join hands to destroy the enemy, which is the opposition.
New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): West Bengal state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary on Sunday said Sambia Sohrab’s arrest was not really an arrest, but surrender. He added that efforts were being made to protect Sohrab. He stated that since pressure was being mounted by people and opposition parties, the accused had to be arrested. He further added that the drama surrounding the case was enacted by the police and Trinamool Congress Party (TMC).