Opposition raring to have a go at Govt as Par session begins tomorrow
The monsoon session of Parliament beginning on Monday is expected to be stormy with the Opposition raring to have a go at the government on a host of issues ranging from corruption and price rise to Telangana and terrorism.
It could be trouble for the government from the word go with so many issues stacked up against it like never before in the recent past and the 2G spectrum scam providing fodder to the Opposition. The Monsoon session is scheduled for five weeks.
Mumbai serial blasts, Maoist violence, black money stashed abroad, Telangana, land acquisition and farmers' rights are some of the important issues that the Opposition plans to raise, Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj said.
The BJP has been gunning for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P Chidambaram in the wake of former telecom minister A Raja's allegations against them in the 2G case.
Opposition parties like the AIADMK have also demanded an explanation from the Prime Minister and the Home Minister as also Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Raja's charges in 2G spectrum scam of "Himalayan proportions".
A senior party leader, who declined to be identified, admitted that matters could be tough for the Congress-led UPA coalition if the Opposition presses for a motion that entails voting on issues like price rise and corruption.
There is a growing realisation in the ruling party about the Left and the Right making common cause on these issues.
Amid the Opposition heat, the Yeddyurappa issue appears to have come as a godsend opportunity for the Congress. The ruling party is expected to counter the BJP on the issue of corruption by pointing fingers at the illegal mining scam in Karnataka.