As the winter session of the Parliament is all set to begin today, talks and debates have been going on with respect to the new bills that are likely to be introduced. In this context, the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, in an interview with the media persons said that few very important bills are likely to be presented in this winter session of the Parliament. These bills are expected to cover a wide range of issues, ranging from the Judicial Accountability Bill, The Right to Food Bill, Education Bill etc. The Prime Minster hopes that these important bills will proceed smoothly in the Parliament and will not be boycotted.
However sources have hinted that Union Minister Chidambaram is likely to face problems in the session as the major opposition BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is planning to boycott his speeches. Added to this, the Left parties is preparing to press the minster for his resignation. The opposition wants the Home Minister to quit over his alleged role in the 2G spectrum scam. However the moves against Chidambaram are not the only worry for the government this time. Today, being the first day of the session, the opposition parties plan to move adjournment motions on price rise and black money. After the Jan Chetan Yatra, Senior BJP leader L K Advani, is expected to move a motion against black money, which will also touch upon the explosive 2G issue.
Report by Anupama