Hyderabad: Despite the monsoon session of Parliament being a near washout so far, the government hopes to resolve the impasse at an all-party meeting today to pave the way for discussion on issues raised by the opposition, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said yesterday.
The minister also added,"Let me hear from them (opposition parties including Congress) instead of going by media reports and all. If there is a debate, if there is a discussion, and if it warrants, the Prime Minister can intervene, always. He has intervened earlier also.” Venkaiah Naidu said , “PM Narendra Modi can also intervene during the discussions, if required".
“Tomorrow (on Monday), I have called for an all-party meeting and I hope the meeting will be fruitful and we will be able to resolve the issues and then move forward,” he said.
The Minister recalled PM's intervention during discussion on the contentious land bill and farmers' suicides. “But, first let me understand what is it they want the Prime Minister to intervene. The other day we were discussing an important issue like terrorist attack in Punjab. But some of my friends in opposition do not have patience even to hear that also,” he said.
Congress-led opposition has stalled the proceedings of Parlament insisting on the resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for helping “fugitive” former IPL boss Lalit Modi.
It is also seeking the resignation of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over the Vyapam scam. Naidu, while seeking an end to the logjam, defended the three BJP leaders, saying,” As far as the government is concerned, we have not done anything wrong. Nothing illegal, nothing immoral has been done by any of our ministers.
“We are ready to discuss any issue at any length... Government is always ready to walk the extra mile to accommodate views of the opposition, if their request is fair,” he said.
( With PTI Inputs)