Advani lauds role of opposition in Parliament session

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 23:32

New Delhi: Senior BJP leader L K Advani on Tuesday
hailed the unity among opposition parties witnessed during the
current session of Parliament, saying the government`s efforts
to break it had failed.

The Leader of Opposition appreciated the role played by
his party MPs during the session that began on November 19 and
congratulated for their performance, particularly on issues
like Liberhan Commission report, sugarcane prices, the 1984
riots issue and Climate Change.

"In his address, Advani expressed satisfaction that BJP`s
role as the main opposition has been impressive in the ongoing
Parliament session and congratulated the MPs for it," Deputy
Leader of BJP in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj said.

The main opposition was on the offensive on the Liberhan
Commission debate with Swaraj, party president Rajnath Singh,
and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley, first on
the leakage of the report and later on its contents.

Advani also lauded the role of other opposition parties
during the ongoing Parliament session.

He said this Parliament session has been different from
the earlier sessions also due to the clearly visible unity
among opposition parties. "Be it the sugarcane issue, price
rise, climate change or the debate on Indo-China, the
opposition spoke in one voice," Swaraj said quoting Advani.

The former Deputy Prime Minister alleged that the
government had tried to break the unity by leaking the
Liberhan Commission report but the opposition was together in
demanding tabling of this report.

"Other parties cornered the government even more than the
BJP in the Liberhan Commission report debate," Swaraj
insisted.

She alleged that the government appeared "to be confused
and in a dilemma" during this Parliament session, especially
on the demand for formation of Telengana state, Climate Change
and the demand for Justice P D Dinakaran`s impeachment.
"Government has been speaking in different voices in both
Houses of Parliament," she said.

BJP is happy with its performance in major debates as
well as the Calling Attention Motions. It raised issues like
plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka, matters related to the 1984
riots and even increasing cases of Japanese Encephalitis in
Gorakhpur which has led to the death of hundreds of children.

It is hopeful of putting the government on the mat on
Climate Change when a debate takes place on the Copenhagen
summit on December 21.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 23:32

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