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House session likely to be noisy

india Updated: Oct 19, 2008 23:13 IST
Saroj Nagi
Saroj Nagi
Hindustan Times
House session likely to be noisy

As the Lok Sabha will meet on Monday, disruption and noisy scenes seem inevitable. The likely reason behind possible ruckus could be a barrage of raging issues — communal violence, terror strikes, attacks on Biharis in Maharashtra, Tamil deaths in Sri Lanka and the state of the economy.

The Left is bound to raise the issue of its notice against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging that he had committed a breach of privilege for misleading the Lok Sabha on the nuclear deal.

It's also likely to give a notice for an adjournment motion on communal violence and the terror blasts, which the Government will resist. But, if admitted by the Speaker, would take precedence over other business.

The BJP will target the UPA government over the issue of terrorism. The terrorism would be a major electoral plank of the BJP in the upcoming assembly elections in Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. These state have direct fight between the BJP and Congress. The rivals are also in for a face-off in J&K and Mizoram. "We plan to raise the issue of terror attacks and the bomb blasts in Parliament on Monday,'' said BJP's Santosh Gangwar.

Other than the constitutional requirement of passing the supplementary demands for grants, the government has no urgent business in hand. Its work schedule for Monday also includes a statement by External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on the nuclear deal, on which the Left has already said it will not allow a discussion.

A discussion on the global meltdown and its impact on the Indian economy may be raised for a discussion, if Parliament functions.

Under attack over the timing of the session, the government can announce a recess from October 5 to November 5 in view of festivals or promising to hold a separate winter session as demanded by Left parties.