Situation, however, turned into a completed blame game as BJP accused Congress of playing politics on the issue. To sail over the crisis, the government has called an all-party meeting on Wednesday in its other attempt to end the stalemate.

The impasse over the issue has reportedly forced NDA managers to seek support from Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in order to bag support in the Upper House of Parliament where the government is in minority.

According to sources, the Congress said that the NDA government is pushing on the Insurance Bill so that Prime Minister Narendra Modi can highlight it as one of its achievements when he visits US in September and said that it’s mainly due to this very reason, the process is being hastened without sending it to Rajya Sabha’s Select Committee.

It has been learnt from the sources that Congress has been requested to state all its objections and reservations it has on the bill and has promised to look into them.

The government has aimed to increase FDI from 26 percent to 49 percent in the insurance sector. The BJP has moved only 11 (of the total of 97) amendments to the original bill and three of them are technical in nature," a Union Minister said.

However, problems for the government turned more severe with AIADMK shifting towards the Congress’ point of view on referring the bill to the Select Committee of Rajya Sabha. On the other hand, SP and BSP are still opposed to the bill.

Other than the NDA, which has strength of 56 in the 243-member Upper House, only BJD (7) and NCP (6) are supporting the government on the bill.

Earlier, Deputy Opposition Leader in the Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma said, "Anybody with an elementary understanding of rules and procedures of Parliament should know a bill that has not yet been passed by either of the two Houses of Parliament cannot be brought to a joint session."

He pointed out that the bill, introduced in the Rajya Sabha, has not yet been passed by the Lok Sabha.

It also goes without saying the government can't promulgate an Ordinance on a bill that has been already introduced in Parliament (in this case in Rajya Sabha). He hit back at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying Congress "has just three options" on the bill.

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