Monsoon session of Parliament: Opposition looks to corner government over several issues

Posted July 18, 2017

Mrs Mahajan condemned the terror attack on Amarnath Yatri and expressed grief over the deaths in the attack.

Top Congress leaders on Monday deliberated on a strategy for the monsoon session of Parliament during which the party is likely to raise issues of lynching incidents and vigilantism, the Kashmir situation and the border stand-off with China.

Meanwhile, the polling for the President election is underway at the Parliament and the various state Assemblies.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said there are a lot of bills pending in the Parliament and if the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government wants to pass those only on the basis of their majority, then it is not going to happen.

He said former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram had already said that the GST roll-out will be raised during the session in view of the fact that the law in its present form was not the law that was originally drafted by the Congress party.

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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.

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. A total of 16 new bills are slated to be introduced in both the houses for consideration and passage.

"We will also raise the issues related to mob lynching, agrarian crisis in view of farmer suicides".

The BJP Parliamentary Party Executive will meet on the eve of begining of the monsoon session that will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Rajya Sabha also paid tributes to its sitting members Anil Madhav Dave and P Govardhan Reddy who passed away recently.