Fireworks expected in Winter Session, BJP strategises counter-offensive

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary Party Executive will go into a huddle on Monday to chalk out strategy to counter the opposition, which plans to plans to corner the Modi-led government over various issued, including the recent move to demonetise big notes.

Fireworks are expected in both Houses during the Winter Session of Parliament and BJP top brass is looking to chalk out a strategy to counter the opposition, which is already displaying an aggressive stance against the government’s recent policies.

Party brass, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and president Amit Shah, will also attend the meet.

Meanwhile, The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) allies will also be meeting on Monday, which will also be attended by the Prime Minister.

The opposition is set to target the government on issues like demonetisation, Kashmir unrest, and One-Rank One-Pension (OROP), the ruling party is also likely to discuss these issues.

In a clear indication of the party’s line in Parliament over demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes, Shah attacked opposition parties, saying they were against an exercise which has rattled those dealing in black money, fake currency, narcotics and such activities.

The Congress has sought suspension of business on day one of Winter Session to discuss the demonetisation issue.

Leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday said Congress MPs would raise the demonetisation issue under rules 56 and 193 during the Winter Session.

Deputy leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma has already given a notice for the suspension of business under rule 267 of the Rajya Sabha for a discussion on the same issue.

Leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad has also given a notice under rule 267 for discussion on the issue of Kashmir unrest.