"It's at a nascent stage and talks are going on with other non-BJP, non-Congress parties to chalk out a strategy", a TMC leader told Firstpost on the condition of anonymity. So had the other Opposition parties who had separately chose to take the government head on in Parliament.
The second half of the Budget Session of Parliament will commence today with the government seeking to push its legislative agenda, including the bill for the confiscation of properties of fugitives, and the Opposition likely to target it on a range of issues including the multi-crore bank frauds.
The passage of the triple talaq bill will also be high on the government's agenda.
The opposition parties like Congress, the Trinamool Congress, the Left parties, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the Samajwadi Party seem to have united to raise the issue. Also in the well were Congress members protesting the PNB scam.
In the Rajya Sabha, the government has listed "The State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017" and "The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017".
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The second part of the session would primarily see the passage of the Union budget for 2018-19 and discussions on the demand for grants for various ministries.
After losing Tripura and Nagaland, and failing to form the government in Meghalaya despite emerging as the single largest party, a toothless Congress tried its best to bite the Narendra Modi-led NDA government hard inside the Parliament on Monday.
Earlier, before the beginning of the proceedings of the House, BJP members were seen clapping when Modi walked into the House.
CPI leader D. Raja said the issue of the PNB fraud and subsequent revelations of other bank frauds had put a question mark on the sector. "We will demand answers from the government on how the fraud happened". We have issues for every day in Parliament,"he said".
In the wake of the Nirav Modi-Mehul Choksi bank fraud case that came on the back of the BJP's defeat in the Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh bypolls and the lacklustre showing in the Gujarat Assembly elections, the party had been on the back foot.
The TMC leader claimed that Prime Minister Modi will not deliver his address from the Red Fort in 2019. "Wherever he is, it is certainly a long way from Agartala", said Mr. O'Brien, indicating that the election victory in Tripura will not make things easy for the BJP.