PNB fraud: Opposition wants debate in Lok Sabha on March 6

BJP Oppostion set to slug it out in Parliament over PNB scam

The ruling BJP, buoyed by its impressive performance in three state polls, and the opposition, armed with the issue of banking scam, are likely to lock horns over a number of contentious matters in Parliament which reconvenes on Monday.

The bill to target economic offenders was approved by the Union cabinet hurriedly and will be introduced in both Houses of Parliament and the government will also showcase this as its intent to take action against people like Nirav. "Wherever he is, it is certainly a long way from Agartala", said Mr. O'Brien, indicating that the election victory in Tripura will not make things easy for the BJP. "We will demand answers from the government on the bank fraud scam".

Much before the announcement of the election results, the principal Opposition party Congress had planned to launch a scathing attack on the BJP government on the issue of corruption. Congress will also talk about Karti Chidambaram's arrest by the CBI in the INX Media alleged bribery case, which it has termed as "political vendetta".

Talaq Bill is the main focus of the Government during this session.

The second part of the session would primarily see discussions on the demand for grants for various ministries. A host of opposition leaders including Congress Ghulam Nabi Azad, Samajwadi Party's Naresh Agarwal and Trinamool Congress' Sukhendu Shekhar Roy had given notice to discuss the PNB scam under Rule 267 by suspending all the listed business for the day. "The final call will be taken by our president Jagan Mohan Reddy", YSR Congress party's MP Vijay Sai Reddy said.

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The passage of the OBC bill, that seeks to provide constitutional status for the OBC commission, is another issue high on the government agenda.

The government has also listed a few bills for consideration and passage in both Houses.

In the Lok Sabha, it intends to bring The Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017, and The Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill, 2017, tomorrow, and The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017, on Tuesday.

According to a report by Hindustan Times, many in the opposition, including the Congress and the Left parties, have indicated that they will insist on the setting up of a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) to probe the fraud at PNB involving jewellery designer Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi who have since fled the country and corrupt bankers.

He said if members allow, a short duration discussion can be held on frauds in public sector banks and after that different issues could be taken up one by one.

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