Despite, the Prime Minister’s firm believe that the transaction of business is going to be smoother in comparison to the previous sessions, the main Opposition party BJP is likely to take on the ruling alliance over the Food Bill. Even row over the decision to allow the creation of Telangna as a separate state is also going to rock the session.

The session is also going to be a mad race against time as over 40 bills have been listed to be cleared till August 30, when the proceedings are slated to conclude.

Among the key bills which the government will try to sail through the both Houses of Parliament include- UPA government’s most ambitious scheme in the form of the Food Security bill. The bill aims to give legal rights to 67 percent of the population over a uniform quantity of 5 kg foodgrains at a fixed price of Rs 1-3 per kg through ration shops.

The decision on separate Telangana could cast a shadow on the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha with members from Andhra Pradesh agitated over the move likely to create uproar.
    
Several members from the Seemandhra region belonging to Congress and TDP have tendered their resignations in protest against the decision, but they have not been accepted and Congress leadership is attempting to persuade its MPs and ministers not to take extreme action.

The BJP will raise issues like the Telangana statehood, Food Security Bill, fall in value of rupee and the Uttarakhand floods during the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

Earlier on Saturday, Finance Minister P Chidambaram reached out to BJP for support to key reform bills on opening up the insurance and pension sector, but failed to get assurance.
    
Chidambaram had a discussion with BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley and Yashwant Sinha on the financial bills that have been listed for consideration during the session.
    
Though the BJP leaders agreed to support routine and necessary financial business but indicated that the party will continue to oppose further opening of the insurance and pension sectors to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
    
Swaraj, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, has demanded a debate on the current economic situation in the backdrop of the declining rupee, rising prices and slowing GDP growth.

(JPN/Agencies)

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