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Monsoon session of Parliament: ‘Snooping’ report set to cast shadow

Monsoon session of Parliament

Ground Report | New Delhi: Monsoon Session of Parliament is starting from today. This session of Parliament is likely to be very uproar. The opposition is already preparing to surround the government on many issues ranging from corona to inflation.

The monsoon session is likely to be a stormy one, with the opposition gearing up to corner the government on a range of issues, including rising petrol and diesel prices and lack of infrastructure during the second wave of COVID-19. At the same time, there can be a ruckus over the dispute of China and the Pegasus phone tapping case.

The opposition has sought a discussion on a range of issues including the COVID situation and the threat of a third wave, farmers’ protests, perceived threats to cooperative federalism, relations with Afghanistan and China. Both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha will function from 11 am to 6 pm. 19 sittings are scheduled for this session. The session will conclude on August 13.

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With the coronavirus epidemic still continuing, the session will be held in both the houses of Parliament, with all necessary protocols and arrangements for accommodating MPs on the basis of social distancing. (Monsoon Session of Parliament)

During the monsoon session, the central government is likely to consider 31 bills, including two related to finance. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi informed during the all-party meeting held on Sunday that out of these, the government has proposed to bring 29 bills. It has six ordinances that were passed after the budget session, and two bills related to finance.

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Joshi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who presided over the all-party meeting in the Parliament complex, sought the cooperation of all parties in the smooth conduct of business and passing of these laws. Referring to the Prime Minister, Joshi said that he emphasized healthy and fruitful discussions at the beginning of the 19-day monsoon session,

Emphasizing that MPs should try to make it a peaceful session, the Prime Minister said that all issues should be discussed in a democratic manner and all parties should cooperate in running the House.

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