Parliament monsoon session set to be stormy
By Abha Manakatala - Mon Jul 20, 11:26 am
The monsoon session of Parliament beginning tomorrow is set to be stormy as the Opposition parties have decided to corner the government on a range of issues including Vyapam scam and Lalit Modi controversy.
Besides pressing for removal of Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj and Smriti Irani, Opposition parties have indicated that they would raise the issue of scams and controversies allegedly involving BJP chief ministers and demand their resignations.
The ruling BJP, on its part, is likely to train its guns on Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh of the Congress, who is embroiled in a disproportionate assets case.
While the BJP-led NDA commands an absolute majority in Lok Sabha, it lacks numbers in Rajya Sabha where the Congress is the largest party and holds key to the passage of the crucial legislations, including GST and land Bill.
Senior NDA Ministers have chalked out the strategy for pushing the government’s legislative business in view of the Opposition parties closing ranks on various issues.
The government has finalised 35 items of business for the monsoon session.