BJP discusses strategy to debate price rise issue in House

BJP Parliamentary Party met on Tuesday to discuss the strategy for debating the price rise issue in the two Houses and expressed concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

"We discussed the price rise issue in our meeting. Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Ms Sushma Swaraj will initiate the debate on Tuesday....Our focus will be on how price rise has impacted the life of the common man," the deputy leader of BJP in Lok Sabha, Mr Gopinath Munde, said.

He claimed Opposition victory in not allowing the government to have the price rise discussion under Rule 193, which envisages only a debate.

"The price rise discussion will be under Rule 342 which will be followed by resolution from the Speaker giving the sense of the House on the issue," Mr Munde said.

The situation in Kashmir was also discussed during the Parliamentary Party meeting.

"The BJP leaders expressed concern over the situation prevailing in Kashmir. We will raise the issue in Lok Sabha on Wednesday," Munde said.

The main opposition also plans to raise the Commonwealth Games issue in Parliament this week.

"Just suspending two officers involved in the Commonwealth Games preparations is not enough. Those who were given the overall responsibility for organising the Games should be questioned...The country is losing its respect around the world due to the bunglings and corruption in the preparations," Mr Munde said.

He alleged that the Games projects were not being completed on time, there was no quality management and there was no transparency.

BJP is also likely to give notice for discussion on the "misuse of CBI" in Parliament.

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