Opposition parties have asked the government to call an all-party meeting to resolve the current impasse in Parliament, while sticking to their demands for a discussion on Pegasus snooping issue and a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the matter.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and several other opposition leaders will move separate adjournment notices on Wednesday in Lok Sabha on the Pegasus issue.
Similarly, Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge and others will move separate adjournment notices in Rajya Sabha, they said.
This was decided at a meeting of opposition parties attended by Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s T R Baalu and Kanimozhi, Nationalist Congress Party’s Supriya Sule, Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant, Hasnain Masoodi of National Conference leader, besides leaders of the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Kerala Congress, the Communist Party of India-Marxist, the Revolutionary Socialist Party and the Indian Union Muslim League.
Separately, leaders of seven opposition parties — the NCP, the BSP, the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party, the Shiromani Akali Dal, the NC, the Communist Party of India and the Communist Party of India-Marxist — have written to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking his intervention to direct the government to discuss farmers’ issues and Pegasus phone-tapping in Parliament.
Opposition parties have been protesting over the two issues in both the Houses, disrupting proceedings since Parliament met for the Monsoon session on July 19.
After a meeting of leaders of various parties from Rajya Sabha, Kharge alleged that the government was being arrogant and was not responding to the opposition demand for a discussion on the Pegasus snooping issue and a Supreme Court-monitored probe into it.