Opposition has decided to corner the government on Day 3 of the Monsoon session in the Parliament emphasising on the growing cases of mob lynchings and cow vigilantism as the major debate issues. The discussion in the Rajya Sabha is scheduled at 2 PM today, Wednesday.

The Opposition united against the Centre after BSP supremo Mayawati’s resignation alleging that she was allowed to speak over the alleged atrocities on Dalits and minorities in Parliament.  Trinamool Congress on Tuesday had raised the issue of growing mob lynching cases in the country and had also given a notice for a discussion on the border standoff with China.

Border issues including Kashmir situation and the Chinese interference in Sikkim have been two most imperative debate topics, but a disagreement within the Opposition has failed to bring in effectiveness into the matter. The TMC wants a proper debate on China whereas Congress seeks to bring the government in scrutiny over various security issues which transcends beyond just the border standoff and also includes foreign policy failures and other significant diplomatic concerns with neighbours Pakistan.

Earlier, on the 2nd day of the monsoon session, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had rejected adjournment motions on lynching and farmer suicides which created ruckus in Parliament following Mayawati’s exit.

Looking to up the debate quality, the Opposition has submitted several adjournment motions on issues ranging from cow vigilantism to border issues, and the ongoing tensions in Kashmir can be in focus too after continuous cease fire violations from Pakistan resulting in the rise of Army jawans’ deaths every passing day. The opposition parties have also come out in support of Mayawati after she stepped down from the House.

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azab after Tuesday’s session had taken the attack on BJP accusing the party of not respecting the minorities, the leader of opposition also said BJP had got the mandate to protect the minorities and not take them from granted.

 

 

 

 

First Published | 19 July 2017 11:06 AM
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