Yechury targets PM, calls for discussion on current issues in Parliament

New Delhi, Feb. 22 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said if the government wants the Parliament to function then all current issues which are pushing the country into an anarchic state must be discussed in the Budget Session.

“We are saying that if you want the Parliament to function then the issues you have created has to be discussed. The Prime Minister is not saying anything on the present consequences of the country. You have the issue of the JNU. we have the Jat agitation etc.,” Yechury told ANI here.

Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said the government has made a habit of creating conditions before any Parliament Session for potential disruptions.

“The country is being pushed into an anarchic state and unless the Parliament discusses and comes up with a decision on this, it is a very dangerous situation that is emerging in the country and the government is primarily responsible. Even if the PM wants to avoid, they have to answer at the end of the day and the PM is avoiding this,” he added.

The opposition parties are gearing up to raise the issues of JNU row, and suicide of a Hyderabad University student among others to corner the government.

On the other hand, the government is keen to push its legislative agenda including the GST and Real Estate Bills. During the session, the Rail Budget will be presented on February 25 and the General Budget on February 29.

Since it is the first session of the new calendar year, it will begin with the address of President Pranab Mukherjee to the joint sitting of the two Houses.

The Rajya Sabha, where the NDA lacks majority, had seen repeated disruption in the Monsoon and Winter Sessions with Congress and several other opposition parties blocking key economic reform measures of the government. (ANI)

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