Monsoon session of Parliament begins



He also said opposition parties will seek a discussion on the India-China standoff in the Dokalam area near the Bhutan trijunction.

Amid the much-awaited presidential election, Monsoon session of Parliament begins on Monday.

Seeking to build a firewall for the government from the expected opposition attacks in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made it clear that states should act tough against those violating law in the name of cow protection and insisted that the issue should not be given political and communal colour. A lot of legislative business is lined up by the government, which includes the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Bill, 2017, The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property Bill, 2017, and the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Bill, 2017, in Lok Sabha.

"This is impossible, unless the government plans to pass all these bills and grants in the din minus any discussion".

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

"He (Prime Minister Modi) also expressed concern over the flood like situation on the north-eastern part of the country and asked the state to take action to provide relief to the people", he said.

The Government has convened the meeting at 11 AM while Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has invited the leaders at another meeting at 7 PM. Before the rollout of GST on July 1, Opposition parties had protested claiming that the nation was not ready for GST.

The Opposition is likely to raise the issue of China, Jammu and Kashmir and Darjeeling unrest, impact of Goods and Service Tax (GST) and other issues.

Leaders of the NDA government will meet in the evening to chalk out their strategy to counter the Opposition in Parliament.

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