The Congress party made a pair of blistering attacks at the Centre to kick off what promises to be a stormy Wednesday, both inside Parliament and outside.
Manish Tewari kicked things off by presenting a sarcasm-laced summary on Twitter of current matters. He wrote:
Almost simultaneously, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala politicised the dastardly Maoist attack in Sukma on Tuesday in which nine CRPF personnel were martyred.
"The important issue is that under the Modi government’s watch, national security, both internal and external, is being endangered, and all we get are acronyms, speeches and empty assurances."
"Neither Chhattisgarh government nor Modi government are able to wipe out Naxalism and terrorism. Post-demonetisation as many as 23 major naxal attacks have happened where 97 security personnel’s and 120 civilians died."
In Parliament, it promises to be a stormy day as the BJP has issued a whip to all its MPs to be present. The Finance Bill has been listed to be passed in the Lok Sabha.
On the other hand, both Congress and TMC have given notice in both houses demanding a discussion and voting on the PNB scam, a matter over which Parliament was stalled for the seventh consecutive day on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the TDP has given an adjournment notice in both houses over its demand for special category status for Andhra Pradesh, while the DMK and AIADMK have given an adjournment notice on the Cauvery Water Board demand.