Parliament Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha adjourned for day

18 July, 2017, 08:15 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Monsoon session is expected to be stormy; Govt gearing up to face opposition

At the national level, the EC has permitted 14 Rajya Sabha MPs, 41 Lok Sabha MPs to vote in state legislative assemblies instead in Parliament.

The stand-off between India and China in the Doklam plateau in the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan, is now a month old, with no end to it yet in sight.

Opposition leaders meet in Parliament ahead of Monsoon Session at 10.

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.

"Every issue that affects national security and national interest is a matter of concern for each one of the 125 crore Indians". During the briefing, he said GST stands for "Going Stronger Together".

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said that apart from 16 new bills, 21 bills are pending in Lok Sabha, while 42 bills are pending in Rajya Sabha, many of which would be considered for passing during the session.

"Fear is being spread in the minority community. These are some of the issues we have flagged off in this meeting", he said.

The Opposition is expected to raise the issue of Jammu and Kashmir in both the Houses, including the implementation of Goods and Service Tax (GST) and the ongoing clashes in West Bengal.

To counter the opposition's onslaught, the government is also gearing up. It also paid homage to some of former members of the Houses. The Prime Minister also called on all the parties to support the war against corruption, which has been initiated by the government.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.

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.

On the same day, voting to elect the new President is scheduled in which 776 members of Parliament are eligible to vote.

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