From Land Ordinance to Kashmir: Know how Opposition is planning to corner Modi Govt in Parliament

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the NDA Government might be looking forward to a productive Budget Session, but a united opposition has also pulled up its socks to corner the government in the Parliament.

The Parliament is set to be a stormy one as the oppostion has cleared its intentions of stalling government's crucial bills.

Opposition all set to corner Modi Govt

A united opposition too has made its preparations and is going to focus on ways to pushing the Narendra Modi's coalition government to the walls.

The government, which is in minority in the Rajya Sabha, is going to face tough time to get crucial legislation passed in the Upper House.

Here are 5 such points on which the opposition will be focusing to corner Modi government are:

Land Acquisition Bill

Congress, under the leadership of a rejuvenated Rahul Gandhi, along with other opposition parties is going to corner the NDA government over controversial land ordinance. The ordinance, which the government failed to get it converted into a legislation in the first half of the budget session following stiff opposition in Rajya Sabha, was re-promulgated on April 3, a day before it was to lapse.

The fresh ordinance, which is the 11th by the Narendra Modi government, incorporates nine amendments that were part of the bill passed in Lok Sabha last month. It is pending before the Rajya Sabha where the ruling NDA coalition lacks the numbers to get it passed.

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A united opposition -- comprising Congress, TMC, BSP, Left, and Janata Parivar -- dubbed it as anti-farmer and will make every possible effort to not the fresh ordinance pass. The opposition, if its manages to not get this bill passed, will proclaim it as a huge victory for them.

Other crucial legislations

Apart from the land bill the Modi government is also going to table GST (goods and service tax), the anti-black money bill and other reforms programmes. But the opposition is united to corner the government on these as well. Also, disruptions in Parliamentary proceedings will not help the government pass them easily. 

Controversial statements from BJP and coalition leaders

Another major issue on which the opposition will try to push the government to the walls is the controversial statements from leaders in BJP and NDA parterners. Derogatory and non-secular statements from the likes of BJP MP Giriraj Singh, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut and other VHP leaders will once again rock the Parliament Session.

If Giriraj Singh had commented upon Congress president Sonia Gandhi, then Sanjay Raut and other Shiv Sena leaders had batted for repealing the voting rights of the Muslims. There were statements from BJP and VHP leaders on supporting conversion and Ghar Wapsi.

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The opposition will certainly try to disrupt the proceedings of the house protesting against controversial statements made by leaders belonging to the ruling coalition.

Church attacks and safety of minority community

Every opposition party will try to paint the NDA government as a party of communal forces by raising the issue of constant church attacks in several parts of the country.

By raising these incidents the opposition will try to claim that the government is not concerned about the safety and security of minority community. They have claimed that the Centre is not taking actions against such leaders for it supports such ideology.

By raising the issue of Ghar Wapsi and beef ban leaders from Congress, TMC, BSP, and Janata Parivar have consistently alleged that the Modi government is concerned about prosperity and well being of Muslims. Hence, it will be definitely raised in the Budget Session to corner the government.

Unrest in Jammu and Kashmir 

The opposition is also going to attack the Modi government over the recent situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Protests and stone pelting have once again hit the streets of Kashmir following the arrest of Separatist leader Masarat Alam.

The opposition is going to target the Centre for allowing J&K government to release Masarat Alam, immediately after BJP formed an alliance with the PDP. The opposition will leave no stones unturned to critisise the Centre letting the Mufti Mohammed Sayeed Government remain soft towards Separatist leaders.

The opposition will also focus on the issue of Kashmiri Pandits and Article 370, which are the burning issues in the J&K region.

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