NDA, Congress brace for stormy monsoon session

The Speaker, Lok Sabha, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan meeting the Leaders of Parties in Lok Sabha, in New Delhi on July 20, 2015. The Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu is also seen.

Upping the ante, Congress today made it clear that Parliament will not function in Monsoon session starting tomorrow unless Union Minister Sushma Swaraj and Chief Ministers Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan resign or are sacked.

In an interview to Karan Thapar in “To The Point” programme on India Today, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said that unless the government can obtain the resignations of or sack External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan before Parliament starts tomorrow neither House will function.

Azad said that the decision to disrupt the House would be taken on a day to day basis, but dropped enough hints that the Congress Party would follow the example of the BJP whom he accused of “holding up” the functioning of the House over the 2G issue when UPA was in power.

“BJP cannot have two yardsticks,” he said adding that the “magnitude of Vyapam and Lalitgate is billion fold more”.