Cong top brass meet to chalk out strategy for Monsoon session

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses in media ahead of monsoon session that begins from Monday

The Congress is also contemplating to unite all Opposition parties to raise the GST issue in both the Houses of Parliament to pressurise the government to immediately sit with representatives of industries and businesses and remove their grievances instead of mounting a media campaign to justify the new tax regime.

Mrs Mahajan condemned the terror attack on Amarnath Yatri and expressed grief over the deaths in the attack.

The Monsoon session of Parliament began today.

Seeking to build a firewall for the government from the expected opposition attacks in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made it clear that states should act tough against those violating law in the name of cow protection and insisted that the issue should not be given political and communal colour.

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, said the situation on the border with China in the Sikkim sector is very tense even as he blamed Beijing for the boundary stand-off.

17 July 2017, the day marks the beginning of two important events, the Presidential Polls and beginning of the Monsoon Session.

The Opposition parties that include the Congress, CPI-M, Trinamool Congress, Samajwasdi Party, Nationalist Congress Psarty, BSP, Janata Dal-United, the Rashtriya Janata Dal and DMK among others have already clarified that besides the elections of the President and Vice-President, they will have floor coordination in Parliament to corner the government.

The Prime Minister also called on all the parties to support the war against corruption, which has been initiated by the government.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said 21 bills were pending in the Lok Sabha and 42 in the Rajya Sabha. The Monsoon Session of Parliament will continue till August 11. "It is a matter of country's security and we will raise it in Parliament", Azad told reporters after an all-party meeting convened by the government at Parliament Library building.

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