Cong To Take Up Rawat, Ishrat Issues
New Delhi: TheCongresshasmade it clear on the eve of the resumption of the second phase of budget sessionthatitwilltakeontheNarendra Modi government on imposition of President’s rule in Uttarakhand and, what it calls “the deliberate attempt by the Centre to derail trial in theIshratJahancaseinordertopreventthecourtfromsummoningPM and BJP President as accused”. The main Opposition party has also made it clear that it will not allow the ruling side to side-step discussion these issues by arguing that both matters are sub-judice.
“The undemocratic sacking of Uttarakhand government is a matter of misuse of Article 356 and Parliament is the most credible platform for us to raise the issue and also the larger danger the Modi g ove r n ment is positing to Federalism. Similarly, we will also demand the Centre give a commitment that it will complete the trial in the Ishrat Jahan case within next six months and the guilty will be taken to task,” Congress’ Rajya Sabha deputy leader Anand Sharma said while addressing a press conference along with Mallikarjun Kharge, Kapil Sibal, Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Shaktisinh Gohil on Sunday.