Govt, Oppn back in fight mode af­ter brief peace

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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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