Monsoon session: Govt calls all party meet; TMC to skip

  • Monsoon session: Govt calls all party meet; TMC to skip

Monsoon session: Govt calls all party meet; TMC to skip

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.

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.

The dastardly Amarnath terror attack was strongly condemned by the Lok Sabha MPs.

CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said this was probably the shortest monsoon session in India's Parliamentary history.

"I want this Parliament session to be fruitful". The Opposition parties are expected to raise some questions, though they may not be very aggressive in their strategy on the issue. The meeting of the parties will deliberate on the issues that are likely to be discussed in the upcoming Monsoon session.

Prime Minister Modi further urged all parties to extend their support to the government in fighting corruption and the issue of communal violence in the name of cow protection.

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, said the situation on the border with China in the Sikkim sector is very tense even as he blamed Beijing for the boundary stand-off.

Voting for the elections will be done through the secret ballot system, today in room no 62 of the Parliament and respective state assemblies between 10 am and 5 pm. 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.

Prime Minister Modi on Sunday, without naming Trinamool Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal, hit out at the corruption plaguing the nation.

The Opposition will be attacking the government on implementation of the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) in a haphazard manner triggering shutdown of shops by traders all over the country.