LAHORE - Though opinion is divided within the PPP ranks over the partys strategy for the upcoming budget session of the Punjab Assembly, the PPP lawmakers will not go haywire during the budget speech, especially after Prime Ministers statement in Multan on Sunday. This is in sharp contrast to what the PML-N did in the National Assembly when the finance minister was delivering his budget speech last Friday. Following that episode, questions were being raised whether the PPP was to pay back in the same coin during the Punjab Assembly session, with some lady legislator presenting a Lota to Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khosa during his budget speech on June 10. Though hawkish elements within the PPP, led by former Federal Minister for Law Dr. Babar Awan, want to give a befitting reply to the PML-N, the saner ones think the party should keep its protest within limits only to prove that it was a responsible Opposition unlike the PML-N. The later lot insists the Punjab Assembly budget session should not be a replica of the National Assembly session. Babar Awan is scheduled to chair a meeting of the PPPs Punjab parliamentary party on Monday to give a line of action to party men for the upcoming budget session. Reportedly, he is carrying special instructions from President Asif Ali Zardari for partys Punjab parliamentarians with regard to their conduct inside the assembly during the budget speech. Though Mr. Awan will elicit the opinion of the Punjab lawmakers on the issue in question, and also report back to partys co-chairman, the party sources believe the decision has already been taken: the PPP legislators will not disturb the budget speech. Prime Minister Gilanis statement in Multan on Sunday also testifies the PPPs non-offensive strategy in this regard. The option of staging a walkout from the Assembly after start of the budget speech is, however, under consideration. Meanwhile, a majority of the parliamentarians from across the political divide, with whom this scribe talked to after finance ministers budget speech on Friday, blamed media for Oppositions offensive posture inside the House. They were of the view that PML-N legislators adopted this line of attack because media highlights such negative trends and they were prompted to behave in that manner to have their names carried in newspaper headlines. They also believed that if media did not encourage such disapproving behavior, the legislators would not behave in such an offensive manner. It is something alarming if media controls actions of lawmakers inside the House, commented a senior journalist present on the occasion. Many think that PML-N should have adopted a civilized way of lodging protest. The Opposition should have listened to budget speech and criticized it later in the media and afterwards during the debate on budget. Even some PML-N members were seen criticizing their party colleagues for that matter. It was noted during the budget speech that respected legislators like Ayaz Mir and Javed Hashmi did not join the sloganeering and kept themselves at a safe distance from the protesting lawmakers. The offensive act of throwing bangles at the finance minister by Tehmina Daultana is not being liked even in PML-N circles. Earlier in March this year, PPP also faced a similar criticism by many when its legislators along with those of PML-Q created unruly scenes in the House by approaching Speakers rostrum in an attempt to stop assembly proceedings. Some ladies played football with lotaas outside the assembly while a few 'decorated their fingers with small lotaas inside the house.