BJP ready with ammo to fire at Oppn in Parliament session
NEW DELHI: Bracing for a heated winter session of Parliament, the BJP is preparing a counteroffensive to attack the Opposition which has planned to corner the government on the issue of growing religious intolerance in the country.
Parliamentary affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu indicated on Thursday that his party could use former UPA ministers Salman Khurshid and Mani Shankar Aiyar’s latest statements targeting the Prime Minister to hit out at the Opposition.
“We do not need to be on the defensive. These comments amount to treason and have turned the tables on the Congress,” Naidu said ahead of the session seen as crucial for the passage of key economic reforms legislation, including the long-awaited constitution amendment bill for the goods and services tax, the real estate bill and changes in labour laws to woo investors.
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Speaker of Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan greets Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Thursday.