dglobalnews.com Parliament Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha adjourned for day
Published: Tue, July 18, 2017
Global Media | By Cecelia Webb

Parliament Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha adjourned for day

Parliament Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha adjourned for day

Opposition is likely to raise the heat on the government over issues like lynching incidents and vigilantism, the Kashmir situation and the border stand-off with China.

Meanwhile, the polling for the President election is underway at the Parliament and the various state Assemblies. The Congress said it stands with the government on matters of territorial integrity and national security. Before the rollout of GST on July 1, Opposition parties had protested claiming that the nation was not ready for GST.

While talking to reporters after all party meeting, She said all parties want to discuss crucial issues like farmers' suicide and internal security sans any disruption.

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. It plans to introduce 16 new bills, push for the passage of 18 pending draft legislation and seek the approval of Parliament for the supplementary demand for grants.

CPI-M leader Mohammad Salim said apart from issues concerning tension on the border, his party will raise the issue of mob lynching and the agrarian crisis.

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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.

The bills which are important from an economic perspective include the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017; the Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

As soon as the Lok Sabha met, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan read the condolence message over the death of sitting MP Vinod Khanna and some former members of the House.

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

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