‘Govt can ask for more FII in insurance’
Will you allow Parliament to function?
We’ll try our best, but a lot depends on whether the government chooses to be obdurate. Three days before Parliament opens, how can Anand Sharma say executive decisions cannot be questioned by Parliament and how does he expect us to cooperate when he accuses us of having blinkers on?
Are executive decisions ratified by Parliament? Did you ever allow this when you were in power?
Of course they are challenged; how else does Parliament express itself? Voting against something expresses dissatisfaction with the government. No-confidence motions are not the only way to do this. In the Lokpal case, Pranab Mukherjee summarised the sense of the House. The nuclear deal didn’t need Parliament’s approval, but the government sought it.
Have you ever allowed voting on your decisions?
Of course we have. We
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