THE HARYANA unit of the Congress will take a decision on attending the Haryana Vidhan Sabha session Friday after the meeting of the business advisory council. After a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party, its leaders Thursday said there were several important issues that need to be raised in the Vidhan Sabha. They, however, added they would see what the “attitude of the government” is on revoking suspension of three MLAs of the party and then take a decision.
The monsoon session of the Vidhan Sabha will commence August 26. During the budget session, three Congress MLAs were suspended for six months for tearing copies of the Governor’s address. With no consensus being reached then, all Congress MLAs had boycotted the session.
Addressing a press conference, CLP leader Kiran Choudhry said, “After attending the Business Advisory Council meeting tomorrow, another meeting of the CLP will be held in which we will take a decision on the future strategy.”
Choudhry added, “The farmers of the state are suffering due to the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna. The government is forcefully deducting premium even when the farmers have given it in writing that they do not want insurance. It is just to show inflated figures to the PM. We have moved adjournment and call attention motions on the issue. Law and order situation is at its worst,” said Choudhry.
She further said if the government wants support of the Congress on passing the Goods and Services Tax bill, the suspended MLAs of the party should be taken back.
Terming the decision to suspend the Congress MLAs as “illegal”, former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda alleged, “The BJP government has failed on all fronts. People are fed up.”