Congress top brass meet to chalk out strategy for monsoon session

Congress top brass meet to chalk out strategy for monsoon session

According to reports, 18 opposition parties reached a "broad agreement" to confront the Centre in the Parliament on five or six issues including the impact of GST.

In this Monsoon Session of Parliament, at least 16 bills are listed for introduction in both houses.

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Leaders of the NDA government will meet in the evening to chalk out their strategy to counter the Opposition in Parliament.

The TMC and RJD are likely to raise the issue of vendetta politics and targetting of the Opposition leaders through the CBI, Enforcement Directorate and other central agencies.

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In a bid to take the sting out of the Opposition attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the incidents of cow vigilantism and asked state governments to initiate stern action against anti-social elements trying to spread anarchy in the name of cow protection.

"The Congress will demand inclusion of petroleum, electricity and real estate in the GST", Surjewala said.

Yechury said this after he emerged out of the all-party meeting called by the NDA, ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

Azad said security situation was at its "worst" in Kashmir where the government has closed all the doors for talks to end the current logjam. And can we expect the opposition to cooperate and pass important legislation in this session of Parliament? A lot of legislative business is lined up by the government, which includes the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Bill, 2017, The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property Bill, 2017, and the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Bill, 2017, in Lok Sabha.

The day began with Prime Minister addressing the press outside the Parliament saying that he hoped that the Monsoon Session will be filled with new vigor and a spirit to promote the national interest.

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