A three-line whip was issued by the Congress asking all its MPs to be present in Rajya Sabha today amidst a view within the party that the government may try to slip through some legislative measures.

"We have issued a whip and asked all the members to be present tomorrow. There is already a clash between the government and the opposition; we want to be in our full strength even on Friday, which is normally a day for Private Member Bills," said Satyabrat Chaturvedi, Congress' chief whip in Rajya Sabha yesterday.

Asked about the development, the deputy leader of Congress in the House, Anand Sharma, said the party had acted thus as a matter of precaution since BJP has in the past slipped through certain legislative business in the other House, bypassing the Business Advisory Committee.

The BJP yesterday also issued a whip asking all its members in Rajya Sabha to be present in the House today.

Earlier in the day, a number of MPs from BJP-led ruling coalition met Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari and demanded action against Congress MPs causing disruptions.

Sources in the Congress said that there is a view in the party that with most of the legislative business of the Monsoon Session yet to be carried out due to the near wash-out of the proceedings over protests against senior BJP leaders caught in controversy, the government may try to push certain Bills amidst the din through supplementary agenda.

The whip is to ensure that the government does not succeed in getting measures passed taking advantage of the absence of Opposition members, they said.

Several key legislations, including GST, which is a Constitution Amendment Bill, are held up due to the current impasse in the Parliament.

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