Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached out to the Opposition and expressed hope that it will cooperate and allow Parliament to function in the Monsoon session. Mired in controversies, the government is bracing for the Monsoon session which is likely to be a stormy one.
Modi said, "Today Monsoon session begins. All party meeting happened in cordial atmosphere. I am hopeful that Parliament will pass important bills. I am hopeful that in this session many important decisions will be taken and House will work as per the expectations of the people. Some parties had given assurance that they will ensure that in the next session some issues will be taken up on priority. I am thankful to parties for their support so far and I am hopeful all parties will support us."
In a bid to corner the government in the House, the Congress is planning to give an adjournment motion to discuss the Lalit Modi controversy, the Vyapam scam and the Pankaja Munde controversy.
Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily said, "We will think about supporting the government if issues are taken up. Vyapam scam, Lalit Modi controversy are big issues. We'll see if Parliament can function or not."
In a big setback to Congress, the Trinamool Congress has said that they are not in favour of raising the Lalit Modi controversy in Parliament. The Congress has been trying to form an anti-NDA front to attack BJP in Parliament and their main focus is to seek resignations of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for helping former Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi secure travel documents.
Not just the TMC, even other political parties have stated that they are not keen on raising this issue in Parliament leaving Congress isolated.