Suggestions from Opposition are valuable, says PM ahead of Parliament’s monsoon session
The monsoon session of Parliament will start from Monday and is scheduled to conclude on August 13
The government on Sunday convened the customary all-party meeting ahead of Parliament’s monsoon session wherein Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that from public representatives, especially from the Opposition, are valuable as they make the discussion rich.
He also said that the government was ready for a meaningful discussion in Parliament on various issues, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi told reporters after the meet. The meeting was attended by leaders from 33 parties.
Besides Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union minister and Leader of House in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Joshi were present at the meeting.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also attended the meeting.
Floor leaders of all prominent opposition parties, including Derek O' Brien from the TMC, Tiruchi Siva from the DMK, Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav and BSP's Satish Mishra were also present.
Apna Dal leader and NDA ally Anupriya Patel and LJP leader Pashupati Paras also attended the meeting.
The monsoon session of Parliament will start from Monday and is scheduled to conclude on August 13.
On opening day of the session, the prime minister will introduce the newly inducted ministers to both the Houses. It is the convention that after the formation of a new government or an expansion or reshuffle in the Union Council of Ministers, the prime minister introduces new ministers in both the Houses.
Some new members who recently entered Lok Sabha following by-polls would also take oath as members of the lower house on Monday.