Sonia Gandhi on Monday lashed out at Modi government, saying the latter has cast dark shadow on Indiaâ€™s Parliamentary democracy by sabotaging Winter Session on flimsy grounds.
â€œIt's mistaken ifÂ the government thinks by locking temple of democracy; it'll escape constitutional accountability ahead of elections,â€ Sonia Gandhi said during CWC meet which was held at her official residence.
Earlier, Union minister and senior BJP leader Piyush Goyal had clarified over delay of announcemnet of Winter Session, saying that the government is not running away from the Parliament and will soon take a decision on dates.
Responding to a question on the winter session of Parliament, Goyal had said many MPs had requested that they want to focus on the upcoming Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat.Â â€œI donâ€™t think there is any such situation where we have to run away from facing Parliament. The government will soon take a decision on parliament dates,â€ the minister had said.
The winter session of Parliament traditionally convenes from the third week of November and lasts till the third week of December.
The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh decides the dates of the parliament sessions.
According to sources, the government is considering a truncated winter session of around 10 days starting from the second week of December.
Sonia Gandhi said,â€ The Prime Minister had the audacity to have a midnight celebration in Parliament to launch an ill prepared and flawed GST but today he lacks the courage to face Parliament.â€Â
The Prime Minister had the audacity to have a midnight celebration in Parliament to launch an ill prepared and flawed GST but today he lacks the courage to face Parliament.: Sonia Gandhi in Congress CWCâ€” ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2017
The Congress president further added,"Â A year later, demonetization has done nothing but rub salt on the wounds of distressed farmers, small traders, housewives and daily workers.Â The fortunes of a handful are being built by destroying the future of the poor and the oppressed." (With PTI Inputs)