Three-month-long Budget session to be a stormy affair
However, the party will not force adjournments of the two Houses on this issue.
Congress is also going to face problem over the demand for the removal of Rajya Sabha Deputy chairman P J Kurien in the wake of fresh revelations in the Suryanelli rape case. Kurien has time and again claimed innocence and has rejected the demand for his resignation.
Government has already said it was not averse to a JPC on the chopper deal with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath saying, "We are open for a Joint Parliamentary Committee if this satisfies everybody."
Nath insisted that the government was "neither afraid nor hesitant" on discussion on any issue during the three-month long Budget Session of Parliament beginning Thursday.
At a meeting of chief whips convened by Nath yesterday, political parties had conveyed that they intend to raise issues including the chopper deal, hanging of Afzal Guru, price rise, land acquisition, food security, during the session.
Ahead of the session, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has appealed to everyone to allow Parliament to function smoothly.
"I am not presuming anything," she had said when asked whether she was apprehending disruptions during the session.
"I will appeal to parties to let the House run. I will appeal to members not to resort to lung power," she had said.
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