The BJP-led government is likely to come under sharp protests from BSP and Congress over issues surrounding former BJP leader Dayashankar’s remark against BSP leader Mayawati and continued Kashmir unrest. Both the houses of the parliament were rocked yesterday by Una Dalit incident, which is also likely to remain top issue today.
BSP is set to demand arrest of UP leader Dayashankar over his derogatory remark against its party supremo Mayawati. Dayashankar had called the former UP chief minister a ‘sex-worker’. He apologised for his remark yesterday and was expelled from BJP later in the day. BSP workers today took out protest rallies in Lucknow to demand for his arrest.
The Una-Dalit incident will continue to cause uproar in the house, even as an army of political leaders are slated to visit the families of the victims. Seven members of Dalit community were thrashed inhumanely for allegedly lynching a dead cow in Una a few days ago. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will also visit the victim families today.
In Kashmir unrest, BJP-led government continues to remain under fire for its alleged mishandling of the situation. In Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will convene an all-party meet to discuss law and order situation in the Valley.
Meanwhile, the government will try to introduce amendments to the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in Parliament. The amendment empowers the government to confiscate benami property by following due procedure, by therefore promotes equity across all citizens.