BJP gears up to counter Opposition, parliamentary meet underway
The meet of BJP lawmakers is currently underway in the Parliament. LK Advani, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Venkaiah Naidu and other senior party leaders are present in the meeting.
Hours ahead of the last day of the ongoing Winter session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address an ongoing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentary meeting. The ruling party is expected to formulate the strategy for the final day.
According to media report, the PM is expected to launch a big offensive against the Opposition at the parliamentary meeting. The meet of BJP lawmakers is currently underway in the Parliament. LK Advani, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Venkaiah Naidu and other senior party leaders are present in the meeting, TV channels reported.
Leader of Opposition also convened a meeting at 9:30 AM to formulate their strategy to counter the government on the final day of the Winter session.
Media reports said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, along with TMC’s Sudip Bandopadhyaya, NCP’s Majid Memon and AIUDF’s Badruddin Ajmal were spotted in the meeting.
Opposition, ahead of the final day of proceedings, was scheduled to meet the President to discuss the demonetisation policy of Centre.
While Opposition has been seeking a debate on demonetisation in the House, they have been also accused by ruling BJP of not allowing the Parliament to function.
To fight back the demonetisation woes, escalated by Opposition, BJP is expected to rake up the allegations against Gandhi family in the AgustaWestland scam. On Thursday, BJP sought an explanation from Rahul Gandhi, over the alleged role played by her mother and party chief Sonia Gandhi and other party leaders in the scandal.
Even on the penultimate day, both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha continued to witness deadlock that began with the start of the session on November 16 over the manner in which a debate should be held on demonetisation and related aspects.
The Rajya Sabha saw sharp exchanges between Treasury and Opposition members as they tried to outshout each other over different issues, throwing the House into pandemonium.