Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Uncertainty in Parliament; passage of finance Bills threatened

Tue, April,30 2013: new delhi--

With the main opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), mounting an all-out attack on the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and targeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, there was an air of uncertainty in Parliament in the pre-noon session over the smooth passage of finance Bills scheduled for the day.

The opposition parties were protesting against the government's handling of the investigation into the alleged irregularities in the allotment of coal mines.

At least two Congress leaders, on conditions of anonymity, admitted that there was a "fear" that the BJP would not allow the process to get completed on Tuesday without any obstacle specially after the apex court termed the contents of the affidavit filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) "very disturbing".

According to the Press Trust of India, the Supreme Court also said on Tuesday that its first exercise would be to liberate the CBI from political interference and that its independent position needs to be restored.

Though the Lok Sabha started Question Hour on Tuesday morning, it was soon adjourned abruptly after BJP members trooped to the centre of the Hall raising slogans against the prime minister.

Meanwhile, parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath is making a last ditch effort to seek the cooperation of the opposition parties over the day's business.

At an all party meeting convened on Monday, opposition parties had agreed to temporarily allow the functioning of the legislature on Tuesday and complete the process of passing the financial and appropriation Bills, the railway budget and the demands for grants in Parliament.
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