Chandigarh: Amid the ongoing tussle between the Punjab government and the Governor, the one-day Assembly session scheduled for today is likely to be stormy. Several issues, including stubble burning, power supply, GST, will be placed on the table of the House for discussion by the AAP government.
At the same time, the Congress, the Akali Dal and the BJP are preparing to surround the government. The opposition will leave no stone unturned to corner the government on issues such as illegal mining, SYL, law and order, refusal to produce BMW in Punjab, among others.
Though the state government may have backtracked from its earlier agenda of confidence motion on Operation Lotus, there is almost certain to be a ruckus in the House over horse-trading of AAP MLAs.
The Aam Aadmi Party will not let go of this opportunity. Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit has approved the convening of the House after days of tussle between the Raj Bhavan and the AAP government over the holding of the Assembly session.
Leader of Opposition Partap Singh Bajwa has sent a list of public issues to Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan demanding a discussion. The opposition has demanded a debate on SYL, sacrilege, law and order, Rs 1,000 per month guarantee to women, unemployment, national security, illegal mining, fine of Rs 2,180 crore by the National Green Tribunal, farmer suicides, corruption, support price of moong and lumpy skin.
There has also been a tussle between the governor and the government of the state over the special session of the Punjab Legislative Assembly in the last few days.
Governor Banwarilal Purohit had cancelled the session scheduled for September 22 a day earlier on September 21, following which the government decided to convene the session again on September 27.