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

by Noah Mcgee July 18, 2017, 0:05
Monsoon session: Govt calls all party meet; TMC to skip

Meanwhile, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has also called an all party meeting in the evening.

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day after obituary references soon after the monsoon session of Parliament began on Monday.

Azad said the Congress was not in favour of stalling the proceedings of the house but asked the government to come forward and allow the issues for discussion. This is ikely to be his last session in the parliament.

"We will raise these issues as nation wants answers from the government", said leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad.

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.

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The Opposition parties that include the Congress, CPI-M, Trinamool Congress, Samajwasdi Party, Nationalist Congress Psarty, BSP, Janata Dal-United, the Rashtriya Janata Dal and DMK among others have already clarified that besides the elections of the President and Vice-President, they will have floor coordination in Parliament to corner the government.

The Prime Minister has this morning thanked all parties for helping launch the mega reform Goods and Services Tax or GST, saying GST also stands for "Growing Strong Together".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an example to set when the Lok Sabha opened for the Monsoon session.

The day also marks the beginning of the Monsoon session, which is expected to be stormy as the opposition is likely to raise issues like the lynching, terrorist attacks in Amarnath, riots in West Bengal, the impact of GST, the military stand-off with China, farmers suicide and much more. 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.

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