Oppsition stand on Bills after examining them:BJP
New Delhi: BJP today said though it had a positive attitude towards passage of key legislations in the current session of Parliament, the opposition would only support Bills which give due consideration to amendments suggested by it and the concerned Standing Committees.
Talking to reporters after a meeting of NDA floor leaders here, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said BJP and its allies will study all Bills brought before Parliament and then take a stand on them. He said the opposition expects the government will work on the recommendations made by the opposition, Congress as well as the Standing Committees where members from the ruling coalition give their suggestions as individuals and not party leaders.
"Our strategy will be determined by the type of Bills the government brings to Parliament and whether they incorporate our recommendations and that of the Standing Committees," Jaitley said. He insisted there were crucial issues on which the opposition wants discussion in both Houses of Parliament and these would be raised beginning tomorrow itself.
However, he did not elaborate on whether the opposition would move adjournment motions or disrupt proceedings to press for acceptance of its demands. Enumerating the major issues to be highlighted by the opposition, Jaitley said "there has been a spurt in Maoist activity and we want to discuss the Maoist issues. There are several questions being raised about India`s defence preparedness. We want the Prime Minister to clarify in Parliament that the country is fully prepared."