Bills listed for passage in Parliament during Monsoon session

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Luglio 17, 2017

As the Monsoon Session of the Parliament began on Monday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that her party will play an aggressive role. "People involved in disturbing harmony in the country are also taking advantage of it", he said. He also observed that the differences with China over Kashmir had become a new focal point.

PM Modi said it would have been very good had a consensus been reached on the presidential candidate.

Besides these, he said, the Congress will also raise issues pertaining to farmers' distress and Mandsaur police firing in both houses of the Parliament.

"There is a law on cow protection in the country". Azad made it clear today that the opposition parties would seek a debate on the stand-off in the Dokalam area near the Bhutan trijunction.

Modi had spoken against cow vigilantes earlier as well.

Kumar told the all-party meeting that 30 per cent of total expenditure and 49 per cent of spending in the infrastructure sector already took place before the monsoon started due to the advancement of the budget.

The issue has raised concerns as the targets of such violence have been minority members and Dalits.

Among those opposition leaders who attended the meeting were Ghulam Nabi Azad (Congress), Sharad Pawar (NCP), Sitaram Yechury (CPI-M), Mulayam Singh Yadav (SP), Farooq Abdullah (NC) and D Raja (CPI).

Issues like the flood situation particularly in Assam and other northeastern states, violence over Gorkhaland, fallout of demonetisation, job losses and disinvestment of PSUs are also likely to be raised.

"All opposition parties must unite together".

The opposition parties are set to contest the government over increasing incidents of lynching and deteriorating internal security situation, especially in Jammu and Kashmir, besides economic issues and farm distress in the ensuring weeks. In addition, the government also wants supplementary grants to be discussed.

He said the Congress "is not in favour of stalling the proceedings of Parliament, but we are forced to do so when the government does not agree to our genuine demands". We will hold discussions on external as well as internal dimensions.

The meeting came hours before the customary pre-session all-party meet called by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan late in the evening.

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