Parliament Live: The preparations for the tussle between the government and the opposition have been completed in the monsoon session of Parliament starting today. 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.
Demand for immediate discussion on the issue of farmers
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and Lok Sabha Speaker held separate meetings with leaders of all the parties of Parliament on Sunday 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 by the government.
According to sources, all the parties have decided to bring an adjournment motion in both the houses on this issue 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.
Issues expected to be discussed and debated constructively: PM Modi
After the meeting, the PM tweeted, “Participated in 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”.
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 that will continue till August 13.