Meetings on eve of Parliament session

Meetings on eve of Parliament session

Meetings on eve of Parliament session

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.

Official proceeding of the Lok Sabha begins immediately after the newly elected MPs take oath. "I hope the same GST spirit prevails in this session", the he said. He said opposition parties will seek a discussion on the India-China standoff in Dokalam.

She said all political parties had assured a peaceful and constructive Session and said they would discuss several issues.

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The day also marks the beginning of the Monsoon session, which is expected to be stormy as the opposition is likely to raise issues like the lynching, terrorist attacks in Amarnath, riots in West Bengal, the impact of GST, the military stand-off with China, farmers suicide and much more.

In a bid to take the sting out of the Opposition attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the incidents of cow vigilantism and asked state governments to initiate stern action against anti-social elements trying to spread anarchy in the name of cow protection.

The Prime Minister also mentioned that the highest level of dignity has been maintained in the whole process of Presidential Election till now and no situation of any bitterness surfaced among the political parties.

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Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, accused the Modi government of "closing all doors for dialogue" to resolve the Kashmir situation, which has led to "political suffocation" of the region.

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.

Prime Minister Modi on Sunday, without naming Trinamool Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal, hit out at the corruption plaguing the nation.

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