oppn parties All Parties Must Ensure Smooth Functioning Of Parliament

News Snippets

  • PM Modi says anti-India forces are against him but he will not bend
  • Campaigning ends for the 6th and penultimate phase of polling for the 2024 general elections. Voting on Saturday, May 25
  • Arvind Kejriwal waits at home but Delhi cops did not turn up to question him and his family in the Swati Maliwal case
  • Delhi HC denies bail to Manish Sisodia, says non-recovery of cash not a proof that there was no corruption
  • H D Deve Gowda asks his grandson Prajwal Revanna, accused in rape and sexual molestation cases, to return to India or face his anger
  • Kolkata cops search for Bangladeshi MP Anwarul Azim Anar's chopped body parts in Bangar, near Kolkata. The MP was murdered in an apartment complex in New Town, Kolkata by opponents from bangladesh who hired a contract killer for the job
  • Clashes break out in Bengal's Nandigram as a BJP worker's mother is killed by miscreants
  • Google in talks with Foxconn to make Pixel phones and drones from plant near Chennai
  • Survey by S&P Global shows that business activity was robust in May and job creation was highest in 18 years
  • Indigo reports Rs 1895cr profit in Q4 last fiscal, and nearly $ 1bn in FY23-24, a record for Indian carriers. Proposes business class in busiest and busy routes
  • Stocks on fire on Thursday after initial uncertainty: Sensex gains 1196 points to 75418 and Nifty 369 points to 22967
  • Ricky Ponting turns down offer to coach Team India, says will not fit in his lifestyle
  • World Cup stage II archery: Pramatesh Fuge enter semifinals but men's and women's recurve teams lose their matches in the first round
  • Malaysian Open badminton: P V Sindhu enters third round after a scare and Ashmta Chaliha stuns third seed Beiwen Zhang of USA to enter third round too
  • Sharjah Challenge chess: Divya deshmukh wins title
Record RBI dividend to government spurs a rally in stock markets, Sensex and Nifty touch all-time highs intra-day on Thursday
oppn parties
All Parties Must Ensure Smooth Functioning Of Parliament

By Linus Garg
First publised on 2024-01-31 07:11:02

About the Author

Sunil Garodia Linus tackles things head-on. He takes sides in his analysis and it fits excellently with our editorial policy. No 'maybe's' and 'allegedly' for him, only things in black and white.

At an all party meeting before the Budget session of Parliament, both the ruling party and the opposition agreed to maintain decorum and allow the session to be conducted in a proper manner. But past experience shows that such assurances are never kept. The government has taken the first step to create a congenial atmosphere by revoking the suspension of 11 Rajya Sabha members. Suspension of 3 Lok Sabha MPs was revoked on January 12 by the Privileges Committee.

But there are other issues that will create problems and perhaps impede the smooth functioning of both houses. The I.N.D.I.A bloc has suffered many reverses in the last few days and the mood of the opposition MPs will be aggressive. Obviously they see a BJP ploy in breaking opposition unity in the 'defection' of Nitish Kumar. The Chandigarh mayoral election, where the opposition has alleged the BJP of 'fraud', is also likely to become a sore point. With Union minister Shantanu Thakur saying that the CAA will be implemented in "the next seven days" that will also lead to confrontation between the treasury and opposition benches. Further, the buzz is that the government might try to squeeze in several other important matters that might be opposed.  Also, this being the last parliamentary session before the general elections, the opposition might try to raise as many contentious issues as they can to draw the attention of the public towards what they see as 'anti-people' and 'disastrous' policies of the Modi government.

This does not augur well for the smooth functioning of the Parliament in the Budget session. The government has to take all parties with it to ensure that there are no unnecessary disruptions.