Sushma ready for debate but unrelenting opposition parties force RS adjournment

Sonia, Rahul and Congress leaders to hold silent protest at Gandhi statue in the parliament complex tomorrow over Vyapam scam

GN Bureau | July 21, 2015


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The monsoon session of the parliament began on Tuesday. Even though the government is willing the opposition is not ready to allow the session to proceed smoothly.

At the parliament house, prime minister Narendra Modi voiced hope that the session will be fruitful and that promises made by "some political parties" during the last session to allow work on priority will be kept. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said she was ready for a debate on Lalit Modi controversy and in vain.

There was no business today in Rajya Sabha. The house adjourned for the day after repeated interruptions due to continuous uproar over the Lalit Modi controversy.

Sushma Swaraj took to twitter account to express her views and an offer to face the parliament.Finance minister Arun Jaitley hit back at the Opposition for creating uproar in the Rajya Sabha. Addressing mediapersons, he said the government has placed on record that request for discussion on Lalit Modi row and Vyapam can be placed.

"I told the house that Sushma Swaraj will herself be present for a debate, but the opposition didn't agreed for it as it was not ready with information."

"We also offered the Opposition to adjourn the house till lunch and then have the discussion, but they didn't agree," Jaitley says adding, the government is publicly declaring that it is ready for discussion at any time.

On the other hand, Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi along with other party leaders will hold silent protest at Gandhi statue in the parliament complex tomorrow over Vyapam scam.

Congress leader Anand Sharma reiterated his party's demand of removal of Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.

PM Modi should break his silence over Lalit Modi controversy. "The PM promised transparency, but is not fulfilling it," said Sharma.

He said the party will not allow parliament to function till Swaraj and Raje are sacked from their posts. The Congress will move an adjournment motion on the Vyapam scam in Lok Sabha on Wednesday when the lower house begins its regular session.

A decision to take up the Vyapam issue in a big way in Lok Sabha was taken at a meeting party chief Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi had with party MPs soon after the house adjourned today after paying obituary references, party sources said.

The opposition party has been demanding the resignation of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan insisting that a fair and impartial probe into the scam was not possible without his removal.

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