Opposition parties have decided to move an adjournment motion on price rise in Parliament on Tuesday, a demand the government is unwilling to accept.
Both the NDA and Left parties have decided — though separately — to press for adjourning the Lok Sabha for a discussion on price rise.
The RJD, Samajwadi Party, BJD and the AIADMK are also ready to confront the Centre.
This creates the possibility of greater Opposition unity on price rise.
“We will move an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha on rise of kerosene and LPG. In the Rajya Sabha, Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley gave notice under Rule 168, under which there is voting, for a discussion on inflation after suspending Question Hour,” deputy Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha S.S. Ahluwalia said.
“We are ready for a short-duration discussion on the price rise issue,” Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Prithviraj Chavan said.
A minister said the issue had already been extensively debated in Parliament and the Opposition had also brought in cut motions in the Lok Sabha during the budget session.
Most of the 52 new and re-elected members of the Rajya Sabha took oath in their mother tongues on the opening day of the monsoon session.
BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy had to take oath twice, because the first time he chose to be sworn in as MP from Bhojpuri, which is not recognised under the Constitution. He took the oath again in Hindi.
Another BJP MP, V.P. Singh, elected from Rajasthan, demanded that Rajasthani be included in the list of languages allowed in Parliament. Singh, along with party colleagues Anil Madhav Dave and Tarun Vijay, took oath in Sanskrit.