New Delhi: Mumbai serial blasts, Maoist
violence, corruption and black money stashed by Indians in
foreign banks are some of the prominent issues which the BJP
will raise in the forthcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament
The Opposition party held a meeting of its
Parliamentary Party Executive at senior leader L K Advani`s
residence here today to identify some of the issues to be
raised during the session.
"We have demanded a discussion on internal security
with special reference to Mumbai terror attacks under Rule
193. We have also asked for a discussion on Maoist violence in
the country," Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj
tweeted after the meeting.
Discussion under Rule 193 of Lok Sabha does not entail
Other issues have also been identified by BJP which
wants to corner the UPA-II government in the forthcoming
"Major issues are price rise, corruption/black money,
Telangana, Air India, killing/ arrest of Indian fishermen, FDI
in retail and farmers agitation on land acquisitions," Swaraj
BJP has also decided not to oppose introduction of the
Lokpal Bill despite having major differences with the
"Government is introducing Lokpal Bill on 3rd August.
The Bill will be referred to the Standing Committee. We will
present our amendments before the Committee to make the Bill
much more effective," Swaraj said.
BJP wants the office of Prime Minister to be brought
under the purview of the Lokpal but the proposed Bill has kept
him out of it.
Floor leaders of BJP-led NDA in both Houses of
Parliament will also be meeting later today.