The Parliament’s monsoon session is set to kick off tomorrow and promises to be an action packed one. Even as Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan is holding an all party meeting to ensure a smooth session, the Narendra Modi Govt is preparing for the ‘muquabla’ given the spate of controversies that have plagued the party in the past few months.
Topmost on the opposition agenda would be continuing their demand for ouster of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and the Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje for their alleged links with Lalit Modi facing ED probe in the IPL fund laundering case. It is believed that both Raje and Sushma Swaraj assisted Lalit Modi is securing his exit from India.
The BJP on its part decided yesterday to avoid the defensive stance. Instead they are preparing to take on Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Vir Bhadra Singh of the Congress Party who is involved in a disproportionate asset case.
But this is not the only issue worrying the ruling Govt. Chaos and disturbance is expected over the alleged deaths in the Vyapam Case in Madhya Pradesh and HRD Minister Smriti Irani too is facing charges related to an education certificate.
Just the series of meetings that BJP top brass has conducted thus far including the one that was held yesterday and the one that has been decided upon for today indicate the extent of the disruption that is being anticipated and the ruling party is busy working out its strategy to put up a strong front in the Parliament. Not just within the party, effort is also underway to woo the allies’ trust as well. For the first time since he took over in May last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is even meeting the allies to take them in confidence.
So do we brace up for another stormy monsoon session with a huge wastage of the tax payer’s money or is their hope of some meaningful and constructive progress on the policy front? Guess we need to wait for tomorrow morning to find out?