Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)
Non-Cong parties say no solution in session washout
NEW DELHI: If the Left parties and the Janata Parivar constituents are gearing up to support the Congress line to prevent Parliament from conducting its normal proceedings when the monsoon session begins on Tuesday, other Opposition parties feel that a washout of the Parliament session was not the solution.
“Following allegations against them, the previous UPA government removed then Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan and Union ministers Pawan Kumar Bansal and Ashwani Kumar from their posts. Why should the NDA government remain adamant on demands for the resignations of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and the Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh chief ministers, Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chauhan”, Janata Dal (United) spokesman KC Tyagi asked, adding that the “Opposition would not allow Parliament to function.”
JD ( U) president Sharad Yadav was more circumspect. “Parliament will run but government must allow discussion,” he said.
Samajwadi Party leader Ramgopal Yadav was also sce ptical about prospects of the smooth functioning of Parliament.