Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Economy | By Annette Adams

Narendra Modi hopes Monsoon session to run with GST spirit

Narendra Modi hopes Monsoon session to run with GST spirit

They will also raise the issue of border stand-off with China during the session.

The monsoon session of Parliament, which begins on 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.

Talking to reporters after an all-party meeting called by her on the session eve, Ms Mahajan said that all the participants in the meeting had assured that the session will proceed without any disruption. "All political parties should collectively denounce hooliganism in the name of cow protection". After Modi came to power in 2014, many states in the country enacted harsher laws against cow slaughter.

"The State governments should take stringent action against such anti-social elements", the PM said, adding they should also check whether some people are settling personal scores in the name of cow vigilantism.

"The Prime Minister 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".

BJP leaders have said they would take on the opposition over these issues claiming that the government's track record has been better than the UPA in terms of economy and agriculture growth.

There are ten Bills pending in the Rajya Sabha for consideration and passing. "All the roads for talks have been closed by the government".

The leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha said that earlier "Pakistan would figure in discussions on Kashmir, but now China is mentioned without fail". The opposition plans to raise these cases in the coming session of the parliament.

Banerjee while briefing the media on the meeting said, "We will play an aggressive role in Parliament".

The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) has recommended holding the session from July 17 to August 11, according to sources in the committee.

The prime minister's first-ever visit to Israel is also likely to figure for discussion in the coming session.

Two bills have been listed for withdrawal, the PRS Legislative said.

At an all-party meeting a day before the Monsoon Session, he also cautioned against giving political or communal colour to the issue.

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