Meetings on eve of Monsoon Session in Parliament

Naveen Patnaik at Odisha Assembly

Naveen Patnaik at Odisha Assembly

Post GST implementation, monsoon session will have many more agendas to achieve by resolving various issues along with bills passage.

The Monsoon Session of the Parliament, which began from today, will continue till August 11.

The stage is set for a stormy monsoon session of Parliament, beginning Monday, as the Opposition has geared up to corner the Narendra Modi government on a range of issues.

The dastardly Amarnath terror attack was strongly condemned by the Lok Sabha MPs. This is ikely to be his last session in the parliament.

He also observed that the differences with China over Kashmir had become a new focal point and the opposition parties would also seek a debate on the stand-off in the Dokalam area near the Bhutan trijunction.

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, accused the Modi government of "closing all doors for dialogue" to resolve the Kashmir situation, which has led to "political suffocation" of the region.

"Prime Minister Modi has asked the State Governments to take strict action against the anti-social elements creating violence in the name of cow vigilantism and punish them strictly", Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said after the all-party meeting here. "As a responsible and principled Opposition party, we shall be raising all these issues and many more", Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said.

CPI-M leader Mohammad Salim said on Sunday that his party will raise the issues of cross border tensions with India and Pakistan, mob lynching by cow vigilantes, and the agrarian crisis. The members of the upper house remembered parliamentarians, including sitting members Anil Madhav Dave of the BJP and Palvai Govardhan Reddy of the Congress, who passed away in the past few months.

The Trinamool Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal are likely to highlight the alleged targetting of Opposition leaders by central agencies like the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate.

The Prime Minister also called on all the party to support the war against corruption, which has been initiated by the government.

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