Meetings on eve of Monsoon Session in Parliament

Trevor Jackson
July 18, 2017

The monsoon session of Parliament beginning from Monday is expected to be stormy with the Opposition parties all set to corner the government over a range of issues concerning national security, foreign policy and other domestic matters, while the ruling alliance is gearing up to counter the onslaught on it. The Vice-President also condemns the killing of Amarnath pilgrims in a terrorist attack.

Observing that differences with China over Kashmir was a new focal point, the Congress today said it would seek a debate in Parliament on the issue, while asserting that the party stood with the government on matters of territorial integrity and national security.

The Prime Minister expressed gratitude towards all parties for supporting the Government in bringing historic economic reforms like preponing of Budget Session of the Parliament and bringing in the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

The increased opposition synergy comes at a time when 18 parties have come together under one platform to pin the government on some key issues.

The Congress leader said the Opposition is likely to raise the issue of farmer suicides in Madhya Pradesh, GST's impact on the textile industry and the floods in Assam.

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He later served as a ruling party MP but then fell out with the authorities over his links to Gulen. The decree also stripped 342 retired officers and soldiers of their ranks and grades.

"Fear is being spread in the minority community". The Prime Minister also urged all leaders to achieve consensus on celebrating the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement on August 9 in both Houses of Parliament.

The BJP Parliamentary Party Executive will meet on the eve of begining of the monsoon session that will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari read the obituary references to sitting and former members of the house and described their losses as irreparable.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan also called a meeting of leaders of political parties at the Parliament later in the evening to ensure a smooth transaction of business in the House.

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