New Delhi, May 6 (UNI) Holding the Congress and the BJP responsible for what it described as "the shortest budget session ever", the CPI today lambasted both the principal parties for "colluding" in by-pasing the business advisory committee (BAC) and members of Parliament for abrupt adjournment of the session four days before its schedule.
"They(Congress and BJP)are made for each other," said Gurudas Gupta, adding the session lasted just for 28 sittings.
The senior communist leader contested the government claim for early adjournment of Parliament on account of there being no business. He said 34 Bills are pending, of which 21 have been scrutinised by various standing committees of Parliament, while two Bills were lying with Lok Sabha Speaker.
Alleging that Congress and BJP have commited a "fraud on Parliament", the CPI leader said the April 29 meeting of BAC had drawn up a week-long work schedule for Lok Sabha, adding that the Speaker had even slotted special discussion on exclusion of creamy layer of OBCs and on global warming.
"Even I had given a notice for discussion on George Bush's statement holding India responsible for worldwide rise in food grains prices and also sought from government a White Paper on food situation in the country," he added.
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