Govt, Oppn back in fight mode after brief peace
NEW DELHI: Relations between the government and the Opposition turned frosty again on Wednesday after the two sides went on a collision course over comments and tweets by Union ministers, casting a shadow on the fate of important bills in Parliament.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has called some party leaders for a meeting at 9.30 am on Thursday where the principal Opposition party may decide its strategy for the ongoing Parliament session.
The Rajya Sabha witnessed repeated adjournments after BJP leaders countered former UPA minister Kumari Selja’s claim that she was asked about her caste before she could enter a Gujarat temple. Power minister Piyush Goyal suggested the Congress was trying to “manufacture discrimination”.
Earlier, finance minister Arun Jaitley read out from the temple’s visitors book in which Selja wrote about “a very good darshan” she had.
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