Ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, which begins from Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired an all-party meeting, also attended by floor leaders of other parties, on Sunday, and said the government was ready to hold discussions on any subject if raised as per parliamentary rules and procedures.
PM Modi also said it was important that the NDA allies work in a coordinated manner in Parliament. He also asked leaders and ministers from the NDA to remain present in the House as much as possible.
Senior ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh and BJP national president JP Nadda were also present in the meeting. Parliamentary affairs minister Prahlad Joshi briefed the leaders about the issues that the government wanted to take up on priority during the Monsoon Session of Parliament. Those present in the meeting included Naveenakrishnan of AIADMK, Ram Thakur from JD(U), Anupriya Patel from Apna Dal, Agatha Sangma from NPF, Union minister Ramdas Athawale, Lok Janata Party leader Pashupati Paras and GK Vasan.
The NDA allies congratulated PM Modi and the central government for handling of Covid pandemic and procurement of free vaccines for everyone.
The government has listed about 17 new bills to be introduced in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon Session. Three of the bills seek to replace ordinances issued recently. Once a session starts an ordinance has to be passed as a bill within 42 days or six weeks, else it lapses.
Earlier this month, Union council of ministers saw a major overhaul with new faces being inducted into Modi’s cabinet and old guards tendering resignation.
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