Govt calls all-party meeting ahead of Parliament Session

Govt calls all-party meeting ahead of Parliament Session

Both houses of Parliament were on Monday adjourned until Tuesday after making obituary references to members who passed away recently and to victims of Amarnath Yatra terror attack in which seven people were killed.

Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad made it clear that the Congress and other opposition parties would target the government over the issues of Kashmir as well as the stand-off with China. Apart from this, the Centre will also introduce 16 new bills in both the houses of the Parliament for consideration and passing.

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The Congress had said that it would seek answers from the government over an ongoing border stand-off with China, the worsening situation in Kashmir and mob lynching incidents in the name of cow.

Although the Opposition parties have so far backed the government stance on the issue, they might look to drum up popular sentiment of an armed "solution" to the impasse.

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"Fear is being spread in the minority community".

The TMC and RJD are likely to raise the issue of vendetta politics and targetting of the opposition leaders through the Central Bureau of Investigation, Enforcement Directorate and other central agencies.

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The BJP Parliamentary Party Executive will meet on the eve of begining of the monsoon session that will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A total of 18 bills has been listed for passage in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.

Other crucial legislations include the labour code bill, the extension of GST in Jammu and Kashmir bill, the banking resolution bill and 'The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2017.

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