Congress-led opposition to attack govt on Maharashtra crisis in Parliament today
The Opposition, led by the Congress, is likely to raise the issue of government formation in Maharashtra in both the Houses of Parliament on Monday.
Before the start of the proceedings in Parliament, Congress president Sonia Gandhi met senior leaders at her residence to discuss the strategy to be adopted in both the Houses in the wake of Maharashtra developments.
“We will raise the issue of Maharashtra. We will stall proceedings in both Houses. Government is killing democracy from Arunachal Pradesh to Goa, then Karnataka and now Maharashtra,” Congress leader K Suresh told reporters after the meeting.
The Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress along with other opposition parties will look to corner the government on the issue.
He said the three parties — Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress — will raise the issue of the Maharashtra government formation.
“We will highlight the role of the Maharashtra governor and the manner in which President’s rule was revoked without the recommendation of the Union cabinet and how an illegitimate government was sworn in,” another Congress leader said.
The main opposition party has termed the swearing-in of BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra chief minister “a black chapter in India’s history and a black day for democracy”. “We will protest the move both in and outside Parliament,” the Congress leader said.
Suresh said Congress will consult other opposition parties to put up a united front.