Parliament Monsoon Session: Center, Opposition To Debate Over Pending Bills, Issues

July 18, 2018 11:22
Parliament Monsoon Session: Center, Opposition To Debate Over Pending Bills, Issues

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Parliament Monsoon Session: Center, Opposition To Debate Over Pending Bills, Issues:- As Monsoon Session of the Parliament is kickstarting today, the Centre and Opposition would be looking forward to debates over a long pending list of bills and a batch of relevant issues.

The monsoon session, which concludes on August 10, will have 18 sittings amid much-expected drama in both the houses-Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.

According to Union Minister Ananth Kumar, an all-party meeting chaired by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Tuesday night for smoothing functioning of the Monsoon Session received a "positive" Result.

Nevertheless, the Opposition parties, led by Congress, will hopefully eye to target the in-power Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over several amendments.

The government has listed a substantive legislative business for the session that includes 48 items, including 46 Bills and two financial matters. On priority are:

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill or the anti-instant triple talaq bill and The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill that gives Constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes.

The National Medical Commission Bill, The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, The Consumer Protection Bill, The Dam Safety Bill and Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection, and Rehabilitation) Bill are likewise on Centre's agenda.

Besides, there are six bills replacing ordinances promulgated in the inter-session period are as well high on government's agenda. These include The Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts (Amendment) Ordinance, The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Ordinance, The National Sports University Ordinance and The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance.

In the meeting on Tuesday night, the opposition brought up issues that it wants to highlight in the session and the government assured that it is willing to discuss all of them.

Prime Minister Modi said the government gives immense value to the issues elevated by all political parties. He as well urged the political parties to collectively strive for a constructive atmosphere in the monsoon session for national good.

In the meantime, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu as well chaired two separate all-party meeting to guarantee smooth functioning of both the Houses. BJP Parliamentary Party's executive likewise met for a strategy meeting in the Library Building of Parliament.

(Video Source: NTV Telugu)

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