Saturday, July 31, 2010



By R Rajagopalan

Opposition as well as UPA2 want to end the Parliament
logjam, but none is ready to come first in this.
The only day left to bring a peace is Sunday.

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs who is the key 
floor manager and coordinator between Opposition and Treasury Benches
have to play a important role to ensure a smooth 
functioning of the Parliament. 

Pavan Kumar Bansal Union Minister of Parliamentary affairs is on
a private visit to Vaishnav Devi Temple with his family. He has initiated
a process to bring a peace, discussed with Sushma Swaraj
Pavan's  college mate in Chandigarh now Leader of Opposition.
Sunday night is crucial to end the logjam, otherwise Monday also
Parliament may not function.

In UPA2 there is no senior leader other than
Pranab Mukherjee  who has the stature to call up
BJP or CPM leaders to have a track two level of

Some Ministers had tried - but the nod from UPA 2 chairperson
Sonia Gandhi was not available. There is no leader in Congress
who can make an International call to Sonia to seek her guidance
except Ahmed Patel. And he would not want to disturb the private
visit of Madam.

Saturday  many  leaders are away from Delhi. And no effort 
at the Govt level was taken up.  Arun Jaitely was in
Mumbai and is reaching Delhi on Sunday.He 
had a medical check up as three years ago he had
a by pass.Pranab Mukherjee was also busy on Saturday
in Delhi with GOM meeting minutes.

Salman Khursheed Minister hosted a Mango eating competiton
party at his house for his contact list of Ministers, MPs and 
newsmen.There he focussed on attacking Opposition.
Two senior ministers told the host not to have such
open confrontation, as MOnday is too crucial for his
two Bills be passed in both house.s

Pained at the developments Dr Hamid Ansari Chairman Rajya Sabha
at his level also trying to bring Govt and Opposition to a talking table.
His efforts are to continue on Sunday also.


1 comment:

jyoti said...

If saturday was such an isolation sunday is public holiday... and MP's who demand there salary to be at least Rs.1 more than babus, may need more holidays than them ...why they don't have private life.....:);)