Monsoon session: Oppn to corner Govt on Kashmir,China

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He also said opposition parties will seek a discussion on the India-China standoff in the Dokalam area near the Bhutan trijunction.

The Monsoon Session of Parliament will start from Monday and will continue till August 11.

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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.

He said, like the monsoon brings hope, the session also brings the same spirit of hope.


The bills which are important from an economic perspective include the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017; the Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017. "These are some of the issues we have flagged off in this meeting", he said. Issues like the flood situation in Assam and other northeastern states, violence over Gorkhaland, fallout of demonetisation and disinvestment of PSUs may also be raised.

Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad made it clear that the Congress and other opposition parties would target the government over the issues of Kashmir as well as the stand-off with China.

The Opposition is expected to raise the issue of Jammu and Kashmir in both the Houses, including the implementation of Goods and Service Tax (GST) and the ongoing clashes in West Bengal.

Both houses of Parliament are unlikely to transact any business on the first day (July 17) on account of the death of two members - Vinod Khanna (Lok Sabha) and Anil Dave and P. Goverdhan Reddy (Rajya Sabha). The parties came together on the presidential and vice-presidential election, but are keen to take the unity further in raising issues in Parliament.

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