Govt calls all-party meeting ahead of Parliament Session

Govt calls all-party meeting ahead of Parliament Session

Govt calls all-party meeting ahead of Parliament Session

Meanwhile, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday called an All Party Meeting on Sunday. Farooq Abdullah and P. Kunhalikutty are sworn in as members of parliament. He will also address NDA members of Parliament. Chairman Mohammad Hamid Ansari also condoled the loss of lives in recent floods in different states. Now, in a meeting before the beginning of the Monsoon session, Modi has promised strict action against such cow vigilantes.

Nine of these legislations, including The Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and the National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017, have been passed by the Lok Sabha and are listed for passage by the Rajya Sabha.

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.

Mr Modi also said, the spirit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is about growing stronger together and hoped that the same spirit prevails in the session.

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He said former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram had already said that the GST roll-out will be raised during the session in view of the fact that the law in its present form was not the law that was originally drafted by the Congress party.

The partys top brass today met under the chairmanship of Sonia Gandhi.

A beaming and pepped up Mr Modi later mingled freely with Opposition leaders in Lok Sabha. The session which will continue till August 11. "It is a matter of country's security and we will raise it in Parliament", Azad told reporters after an all-party meeting convened by the government at Parliament Library building. The Opposition parties are expected to raise some questions, though they may not be very aggressive in their strategy on the issue. "As a responsible and principled Opposition party, we shall be raising all these issues and many more", Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said.

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