No more crooning for Badal, Cong gives MLAs ‘homework’ for House
The party now seems unwilling to allow such unbridled discretion to its MLAs. Nearly a month before the winter session starts on December 17, Congress Legislative Party leader Sunil Jakhar Monday convened a meeting of party MLAs asking them to do “homework” on issues the party intends to corner the government with.
The issues identified by the party range from political appointment of Lokpal, poor state of finances, deteriorating law and order situation, bungling in central schemes to diversion of Shagun, border area and discretionary funds by sitting and former ministers, including Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal towards his constituency Lambi, during the polls.
The MLAs have been asked to decide the issues they wish to work upon and come battle ready with enough verbal ammunition. Once decided, it would be the duty of that MLA or group to ensure a fiery debate in the House on the issue. Meanwhile, others are to show discipline by letting their partymen speak and not deviate from the issues during the Zero Hour.
Jakhar confirmed the meeting was convened to set the agenda for the December Assembly session. “Since there
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