Monsoon session likely to be stormy

Indian premier calls for action against cow vigilantism

Indian premier calls for action against cow vigilantism

"If the government thinks that elimination and guns are the only ways to curb tension in Kashmir, we are not with them", he told reporters after an all-party meeting a day before Parliament opens for the monsoon session. "If they want to pass all the bills only on the basis of their majority in the House, then it is not going to happen", Yechury said. Apart from this, 16 bills have been listed for introduction and passage in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the floor of leaders of parties of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha earlier in the day, said that for preserving the institution of Democracy in India, it is important that all political parties support the Government to conduct business in both Houses of the Parliament without disruption and constructive discussion takes place on issues of national importance.

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.

Opposition parties also made a decision to meet at least once a month to coordinate their efforts to corner the government.

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The government had called the meeting of Opposition parties where External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and top officials, including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval briefed them on the standoff with China and the situation in Kashmir.

"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.

Other important bills to be presented in in the monsoon session includes Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, 2017, Central Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Bill, 2017, Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Bill, 2017, Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) Bill, 2017, Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property Amendment Bill, 2017, Consumer Protection Bill, 2017, Labour Code on wages and Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2016 as passed by Lok Sabha. On Kashmir, the Opposition feels the government has mishandled both the internal situation and the engagement with Pakistan.

The Government has convened the meeting at 11 AM while Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has invited the leaders at another meeting at 7 PM.

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