Oppn meet on Monday to discuss Rajya Sabha deputy chair election

NEW DELHI: Opposition parties will meet to discuss strategy on Monday for election of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman amid indications that the lead player Congress would give top priority to getting a non-NDA member to occupy the crucial post.

The meeting, to be steered by leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad will also discuss strategy for the coming monsoon session of Parliament, beginning on July 18. Congress leaders said there has not been any dialogue between the government and opposition on crucial issues including the bills stuck in the upper House like triple talaq and OBC commission.

“There is complete breakdown of communication between the government and opposition. The Modi government does not believe in talking to the opposition,” deputy leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma said.

Indications are Congress would put consensus above any other consideration like pushing its own member. There is pressure from opposition parties like…

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