Even as the much-delayed monsoon caused all sorts of trouble in the National Capital Region on Monday, the Monsoon Session of Parliament got off to an equally stormy start. The prime minister was interrupted by an especially belligerent Opposition in the Lok Sabha as he introduced his new ministers.
Already on the warpath, the Opposition got fresh ammunition in the form of the Pegasus snooping allegations. With more revelations expected in coming days, this is a battle that’s just been joined. Much-needed legislation will be negatively impacted. There’s no time to disrupt proceedings indefinitely; Parliament must be allowed to function.