Monsoon Session: A tussle can be seen between the government and the opposition in the monsoon session of Parliament starting tomorrow. The opposition parties have made it clear that they want a debate in Parliament on the issue of farmers, vaccine policy and inflation. On the first day of the session, the issue of farmers’ movement and agricultural laws will be raised in both the houses. On the other hand, the Prime Minister has spoken of a healthy and meaningful discussion in the Parliament.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and Lok Sabha Speaker held separate meetings with leaders of all the parties in Parliament today to discuss the monsoon session. The Prime Minister also participated in these meetings. In both the meetings, the opposition parties demanded immediate discussion on the issue of farmers with the government. According to sources, all the parties have decided to bring an adjournment motion on this issue in both the houses on the first day itself.
Apart from the farmers, the opposition parties also demanded a debate with the government on the issue of corona management, vaccine policy and inflation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who reached the meeting, requested all the parties to have a meaningful and healthy discussion within the framework of parliamentary rules. After the meeting, the PM tweeted, ‘Participated in the all-party meeting before the start of the monsoon session. I look forward to a productive session in which all issues can be discussed and debated in a constructive manner.
TMC will also perform
On the first day of the session, Trinamool Congress MPs will also hold a symbolic protest against the rising inflation of petrol and diesel. All the party MPs will reach the Parliament House by bicycle from the party office on South Avenue. On the government’s vaccine policy, the opposition parties rejected the proposal of a separate all-party meeting from the government and demanded a debate in Parliament and a statement from the PM.
There will be 19 sittings in the monsoon session, which will continue till August 13. According to the government agenda, 31 bills are expected to be discussed during the session. There are 6 such bills which will be brought in place of ordinances. The most important of these ordinances is about declaring strikes illegal in ordnance factories. Apart from this, 14 new bills will also be introduced, including Electricity (Amendment) Bill. The farmers agitating against this bill had expressed strong protest. This time the proceedings of both the houses will start from their appointed time i.e. at 11 am. A meeting has been arranged for the MPs in both the houses in the public gallery.
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