The united opposition is prepared to take on the government over issues such as lynching incidents and vigilantism, the Kashmir situation and the border stand-off with China during the monsoon session of Parliament that begins on Monday.
The session will continue till August 11 and is also likely to see heated debates on other significant issues including the fallout of the GST, the agrarian crisis and the policy towards Pakistan. Some parties may raise the matter of notification on the ban on cow slaughter and may demand an explanation from the government.
“We will try and put the government on the mat and demand answers on some key issues that are posing a threat to the country’s social harmony,” a senior opposition leader said on Sunday, reported Business Standard.
The opposition “will seek answers from the government on what they are doing to check rising incidents of cow vigilantism and lynchings in the country that pose a grave danger to the social harmony of the country and the idea of India,” said CPI leader D Raja.
On the other hand, the government is seeking the cooperation of opposition. It has lined up around two dozen bills in the session and will have around 20 sittings.
The opposition synergy comes after 18 parties join hands to pin the government on key issues. The parties came together on the presidential and vice presidential elections, but are interested in taking the unity further in raising issues in Parliament.