Opposition set to take on UPA in Winter Session

New Delhi: A determined opposition is raring to turn the heat on the government on a range of issues including price rise and corruption in the Winter Session of Parliament beginning tomorrow. The Left parties have already decided to move an adjournment motion on the issue of price rise on which the BJP-led NDA is yet to finalise its strategy.

The Left and the Right have been equally critical of the government`s "failure" to provide relief to common man despite Parliament passing a unanimous resolution earlier asking for steps to contain price rise. Some key UPA allies like Trinamool Congress have also expressed displeasure over rising prices. It could also see opposition unity on the issue of corruption in the wake of new CAG reports on the issue as well as on the 2G scam.

With assembly elections in five states, including Uttar Pradesh, scheduled early next year, developments in these states may also have their echo in Parliament. UP Chief Minister Mayawati has sprung a surprise on her detractors by coming out with the move to divide the largest and politically most crucial state into four smaller states.

Trouble is also brewing for the government on the issue of separate Telangana as MPs from the region are on a warpath amid announcements that they would not allow Parliament to function till the demand is conceded.