Monsoon session 2017 begins today, here is the agenda

Kristopher Drake
July 18, 2017

The Opposition is united on several issues to corner the Modi government.

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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. He also observed that the differences with China over Kashmir had become a new focal point and opposition parties would seek a debate on the Doklam standoff.

Azad said the Congress has conveyed to the government that there are some sensitive issues related to the internal and external security that needed to be discussed during the Parliament session.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, addressing an all-party meeting, placed the onus on the respective state governments, calling on them to take measures against self-proclaimed cow vigilantes. The Congress said it stands with the government on matters of territorial integrity and national security. And can we expect the opposition to cooperate and pass important legislation in this session of Parliament?

"If the opposition demands a discussion on some current issues, we will discuss the same in the business advisory committee and the chairman will decide the time and date of discussion", Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told PTI. RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family members are being named in the chargesheet in an alleged corruption case.

The government meanwhile has a series of legislations to be passed in Parliament.

On its first day of the monsoon session, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and Indian Union Muslim League leader P K Kunhalikutty took oath as members of Lok Sabha.

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