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New Delhi: After intense drama that was staged yesterday inside and outside Parliament, the stage is set to witness today yet another rocky day in both houses of Parliament with the opposition refusing to back down from attacking the government over the Commonwealth Games (CWG) mess, dragging not only the prime minister but also Congress party President Sonia Gandhi.
The blip from Sports Minister Ajay Maken, blaming the NDA regime for appointing Suresh Kalmadi as the CWG Organising Committee (OC) Chairman, has snowballed into a no- holds- barred debate in both houses.
Also, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to corner the government over yesterday’s lathicharge even as the Congress tries to hit back, saying that the BJP was not interested in a healthy debate, rather only ensured disruption of Parliamentary proceedings.
The BJP is likely to raise a storm in Parliament today over the lathicharge on its youth workers in the capital as well as the alleged police firing on farmers in Pune.
Sushma Swaraj, leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha (lower house of Indian Parliament) yesterday tweeted,”We will raise the issue of police atrocities on citizens in Parliament tomorrow.”
The BJP disrupted the proceedings in Parliament yesterday also, following which both the houses were adjourned for the day.
Swaraj claimed, “More than 40 BJYM (Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha — BJP’s youth wing) workers are admitted in Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. Most of them have fractures and serious injuries.”
Senior BJP leader L K Advani also condemned the police action on BJYM workers during their protest here today. “We will not tolerate this unprovoked police action and demand an inquiry in the lathicharge,” he said.
Swaraj said, “In the recent past, the Delhi Police has committed similar brutalities on Delhi BJP workers and Swami Ramdev’s supporters.”
She also claimed, “In Maharashtra, police fired on farmers today. Three people have been killed in police firing. The three include a woman and a child.”
Senior BJP leaders L K Advani, Nitin Gadkari and Venkaiah Naidu met the injured BJYM workers in the hospital.