Gandhi on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Modi urging him to hold a joint parliamentary meeting in the backdrop of the country’s economic situation, caste census, border standoff with China and new revelations related to the Adani group during the special session of Parliament starting September 18. Nine issues, including the demand for setting up a committee (JPC), should be discussed under proper rules.
She said in the letter, ‘I would like to mention that the special session of the Parliament was called without consulting the political parties. We do not know about the agenda of this session.
Responding to Sonia Gandhi’s letter by writing to her, Joshi said, “It is very unfortunate that you are trying to politicize the functioning of Parliament, the temple of our democracy, and create unnecessary controversy where there is none.” ‘
Referring to the process of calling the Parliament session, he said that the session starting from September 18 has been called by President Draupadi Murm after the approval of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, following the ‘fully established procedure’.
He said, ‘Maybe you do not pay attention to traditions. Political parties are never discussed before convening the Parliament session and issues are never discussed.
He reminded Gandhi that before the commencement of the session leaders of all parties meet to discuss the issues and functioning of the Parliament.
Joshi said that though the present government is always ready to discuss “any issue”, the issues that Gandhi mentioned in his letter were all raised in the monsoon session during the discussion on the no-confidence motion. Was.
He said, ‘The government had also responded to them.’
The Union Minister said that the agenda of the session will be issued at the appropriate time as per the established practice.
He said, ‘In our parliamentary system, irrespective of which party is in government, the business list has never been circulated in advance at the time of convening the Parliament.’
He said, ‘I have full faith that the dignity of Parliament will be maintained and this platform will not be used for political disputes.’
Expecting Gandhi’s full cooperation in the smooth conduct of the session, Joshi said that meaningful results will emerge in the national interest.
Sonia Gandhi also mentioned in her letter that the Congress would ‘definitely’ want to participate in the special session as it would give it an opportunity to raise matters of importance and concern to the people and to discuss these issues under proper rules. Time will be allotted.