The efforts of Lok Sabha Speaker in an all-party meeting to persuade the Parliamentarians of ruling alliance and opposition to co-operate with each other during the monsoon session and not create hindrance in Parliamentary activities is unlikely to derive the desired results. The statements issued by leaders of both sides soon after the all-party meeting is a mere indication of the sparks which are bound to fly in the monsoon session of the Parliament. Albeit, pandemonium in Parliament has become a routine feature. Now -a -days Parliament sessions are known more for the bedlam than the legislative business, the entire winter session had fallen prey to the mayhem. Despite this, the thrust is on creating uproar rather than concentrating on the legislative business in the Parliament. The statement issued by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after meeting the Lok Sabha Speaker that past issues related with the Opposition can be raked up in the Parliament itself is ample to arouse the opposition parties.  The PM’s statement gives a feeling that till now the ruling alliance had adopted a subdued approach towards the opposition. Whatever be the reality, at least the Parliament should be spared of digging up the issues of past. Nonetheless, the sordid act of raking up past issues is carried out with full vigour outside the Parliament premises. The issues which are likely to torment the parliament have been in debate for quite some time. Both corruption and inflation are two smoldering issues which have been haunting the Union Government. The Centre cannot hold any one else responsible for both these issues and the fact remains that it has failed to put a check on either corruption or inflation. 

After the Cabinet approval to the Lokpal Bill draft, the ruling alliance is trying to project it has taken a major initiative to curb corruption but neither opposition parties nor the Civil Society members are hardly pleased with the government draft. With Anna Hazare staging yet another protest in favour of the demand for an effective Lokpal mechanism the second tug-of-war between Government and Civil Society is very much obvious. In context to the Lokpal Bill draft, the alibi of leaving it is fate in the hands of Parliamentarians alone will fail to answer all the queries. The Parliament is still being dominated by political parties which have delayed the approval of the Lokpal Bill for past 43 years due to their dilly-dally approach on the issue. The Union Government should come to terms with the fact that presenting the Lokpal Bill in the Parliament does not end it’s responsibility and accountability in the efforts to fight corruption. With fresh cases of corruption emerging on the surface, the issue is likely to dominate the monsoon session of Parliament. Come what may, but it would not be right if the Parliament session is wasted due to pandemonium. Political parties must realize that their lack of commitment to create an appropriate mechanism to counter corruption is no longer hidden from the nation. The lack of commitment of political parties on this issue has exaggerated the brewing resentment in the common people towards them. If the pending drafts are not approved in the monsoon session of Parliament, it will further increase the public anger towards political parties.