The forecasts for this year’s monsoons may be gloomy, but it will be sensible to assume that the forthcoming monsoon session in the parliament is going to be a heavy downpour of allegations accompanied by thunderclaps of name-calling and a calculated endeavor to wash away the proceedings of the parliament. The disruption is inevitable!
Let us first see what lies in the menu for this Monsoon Session. 3 Bills are pending before the Lok Sabha for clearance. Another eight before the Rajya Sabha are pending for clearance. The difference is understandable because of two reasons. One, the ruling coalition is a minority in the Rajya Sabha and second, the elected ones tend to discharge their duties better than the nominated ones. 8 more bills have been marked for introduction in this Monsoon Session. The chief among the ones marked for introduction are bills related to mental healthcare, Real Estate, GST, Juvenile Justice and Land Acquisition. All of these bills affect us, the common populace in some way or the other. And in case of a disruption, it will be the country’s larger interest that will be sacrificed and not the Modi Government’s image. But the Opposition, or let us just say Congress is hell bent on iterating and reiterating the same old issues to prevent the government from tabling new bills or discuss the pending ones.
While Shivraj Singh Chauhan has already issued a clarification and has asked for a CBI inquiry in the Vyapam Case, but the Congress wants him to resign. The Congress wants him to resign because it BELIEVES, he is guilty. Same is the case with Vasundhara Raje Scindia and Sushma Swaraj. The concerned authorities are already investigating the different matters actively but the Congress wants them to resign. And since Modi didn’t pay heed to the clamors of the opposition, Congress wants to arm-twist the Modi Government through intimidations of commotions in the Monsoon Session. The Gandhi in Congress still lives, the major difference being there are no national gains at stake and there is no British Government to protest against. The Congress doesn’t want discussions on the aforementioned matters, it just wants resignations. Shivraj first, Vasundhara next, Swaraj after them and probably Modi at the end of the sequence.
The rest of the opposition, however is not so resolute in arm-twisting the union government in this monsoon session. Biju Janata Dal has already spelled out that they would prefer discussions over tumults. Congress may find itself stranded in its quest to stab the union government. Meanwhile BJP is feeding its lead vocalists with potions of Vadra land grabbing cases and the recently unearthed Louis Berger-bribe scam. I am pretty sure this monsoon session, the war of the Parliament DJs will rise to a whole new high of decibel levels. Congress doesn’t understand one simple thing that the average voter of this nation has turned sharper and is more critical than ever. Discussions over mental healthcare, Real Estate, GST, Juvenile Justice and Land Acquisition and other pending subjects are far more important for him than watching fist fighting between two political heavyweights for electoral gains.