Chatterjee's move: BJP, Sena expresses resentment
According to Former Union Minister Shahnawaz Hussain the meeting is expected to decide the future strategy on the issue.delhi Updated: May 04, 2008 11:49 IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee's unprecedented action against a large number of Opposition MPs for their "disorderly conduct" is expected to snowball into a major row, with BJP and few other parties expressing resentment over the move.
An indication to this effect was available from the BJP as also Shiv Sena, a day ahead of the crucial meeting of the NDA leaders to discuss the issue.
NDA's decision to hold the meeting soon after the Speaker cracked the whip against 32 MPs was a pointer that the shadow of the action is expected to fall on the proceedings of the Lok Sabha on Monday.
Former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain, who is among the MPs whose cases have been referred to the Privileges Committee, said that the meeting is expected to decide the future strategy on the issue.
Asserting that members could raise such issues in Parliament, he said on the issue of price rise, there could be "no compromise" by the opposition, a view echoed by the Shiv Sena.
Hussain said he was surprised to see his name among the unruly MPs when the Opposition was raising the issue of price rise in a big way to focus on the government's failure to check rising prices.
He also said that the Left parties too had raised the issue in a similar manner earlier.