UPA to face tough time during Budget Session
The key outside supporters -- the Left parties -- are angry and sulking over various issues including the Iran vote.india Updated: Feb 15, 2006 11:11 IST
The ruling Congress-led coalition is likely to face a tough time in the budget session of Parliament beginning on Thursday as Opposition braces to launch a stiff attack on treasury benches.
The key outside supporters -- the Left parties -- are angry and sulking over various issues including the Iran vote.
The cup of woes of the Manmohan Singh Government has been full to the brim with friends and foes alike gunning for it on one issue or another, giving all indications that the three-month session would be more than a stormy affair.
"By March 6, we will discuss, after that we will decide" is the ominous threat of the CPI-M-led Left Front.
The Left has warned it would bring the government "to its knees" if it sided with US and against Iran at the IAEA Board meeting scheduled on March 6.
Adding fuel to fire, the BJP-led opposition, threatening to rake up many a controversy during the session -- defreezing of the Quattroachi bank accounts, alleged indiscretion by Election Commissioner Navin Chawala, former Bihar Governor Buta Singh and the Supreme Court's strictures in Bihar Assembly dissolution case.
An interview by Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar that Washington was moving the 'goalposts' which would affect India's credible nuclear deterrent, has raised a storm.