New Delhi, Aug 8 (IBNS) The month-long monsoon session of Parliament began on a stormy note on Wednesday with the Opposition gunning for the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) on the Kokrajhar region violence in Assam, leading to the adjournment of the Rajya Sabha till noon.
The Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also moved an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha over Assam and it was accepted.
The Opposition raised a ruckus despite the Prime Minister, who is a Rajya Sabha MP from Assam, ahead of the session declaring that he is ready to discuss any issue.
"We hope political parties will cooperate with the government. In ensuring that this session moves forward smoothly to tackle many legislative questions which are now before the two houses," the PM said.
"Our government is prepared for discussion on every issue in accordance of rules and procedures. We welcome parliament as a forum for proper discussion and dialogue. We hope political parties will cooperate with the government," he told reporters.
In Assam the ethnic clashes between the Bodos and Muslims continued to rage even after visits by Prime Minister and Home Minister to the region where the cycle of violence claimed more than 75 lives.
The BJP had indicated that it would rock parliament over the Assam violence issue.
New finance minister P Chidambaram, who was the home minister earlier, also had met the senior BJP leaders ahead of the monsoon session.
Chidambaram can be attacked once again over the 2G scam issue, especially over the Aircel-Maxis deal in which his name has been dragged.
Chidambaram heads the empowered group of ministers who would decide on the issuance of fresh 2G licenses.
The Left parties are likely to raise the food security bill and the Maruti plant violence.
About 30 bills are awaiting passage in parliament. Among them is also the politically sensitive Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill.
The ruling party leaders said they are hoping that the Opposition would let the house transact its business.