Parliament Monsoon Session Day 1 To Be Adjourned In Both Houses

NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind and UPA presidential nominee Meira Kumar. | PTI

NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind and UPA presidential nominee Meira Kumar. | PTI

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.

The Monsoon session of the Parliament is to begin from today. "These are some of the issues we have flagged off in this meeting", he said.

Congress and several other opposition parties, including the Left, have been critical of the government over cases of violence by self-proclaimed cow protectors who have often attacked Muslims and, in some cases, Dalits.

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Spread over 26 days, the session will have 19 sittings and the government has lined up heavy legislative agenda.

Earlier, talking to reporters outside Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoped that the session will be productive.

"This is impossible, unless the government plans to pass all these bills and grants in the din minus any discussion".

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Parliament Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar also has convened an all-party meeting to seek their support for smooth functioning of Parliament.

"He (Prime Minister Modi) also expressed concern over the flood like situation on the north-eastern part of the country and asked the state to take action to provide relief to the people", he said. He said, GST shows the good that can be achieved when all parties come together and work for the nation.

In an attempt to convince Opposition parties on the stand-off with China, the government on Friday and Saturday briefed their leaders and assured them the issue will be resolved diplomatically.

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It is also expected that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will discuss the name of its Vice-Presidential nominee during their Parliamentary party executive meeting in the evening. The Monsoon Session of Parliament will continue till August 11.

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