Meetings on eve of Parliament session

The Prime Minister expressed gratitude towards all parties for supporting the Government in bringing historic economic reforms like preponing of Budget Session of the Parliament and bringing in the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Both Houses of Parliament, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha will be adjourned today because of the death of sitting members.

Meanwhile, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday called an All Party Meeting on Sunday.

Azad said the Congress was not in favour of stalling the proceedings of the house but asked the government to come forward and allow the issues for discussion.

Further commenting on the issue of China, Kumar said that the political parties have already been briefed about the situation of China and India stands united on this issue. On Kashmir, the Opposition feels the government has mishandled both the internal situation and the engagement with Pakistan. Targeting the government on the Kashmir issue, he said the government "closed all doors for dialogue" on it which led to "political suffocation" in the Valley.

The session, he said, is significant due many reasons. JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav has accused the Modi government of failing to fulfil its promises to create jobs and said the opposition parties would raise the matter in Parliament. "If they demand discussion on some current issues, we will discuss the same in the business advisory committee and the chairman will decide the time and date of discussion", Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.

The day began with Prime Minister addressing the press outside the Parliament saying that he hoped that the Monsoon Session will be filled with new vigor and a spirit to promote the national interest. "When law takes its course against those who loot the nation, we have to unite against those who seek an escape route by dubbing such an action as a political conspiracy", the PM tweeted.

  • Santos West