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Meetings on eve of Parliament session

Meetings on eve of Parliament session

The Monsoon session of Parliament began today with obitury refrences and adjuned for the day after paying homge to to departed souls.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan also called a meeting of leaders of political parties at the Parliament later in the evening to ensure a smooth transaction of business in the House. This is ikely to be his last session in the parliament. Abdullah took oath in Kashmiri, while Kunhalikutty preferred English. A total of 18 bills has been listed for passage in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. He will also address NDA members of Parliament. He also mourned the loss of lives in many states in floods. Just before the House assembled for the first day of the Monsoon session, the Prime Minister with his senior Cabinet colleagues was seen walking up to Opposition benches and exchanged pleasantries with Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and other MPs.

He said former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram had already said that the GST roll-out will be raised during the session in view of the fact that the law in its present form was not the law that was originally drafted by the Congress party.

A beaming and pepped up Mr Modi later mingled freely with Opposition leaders in Lok Sabha.

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Mr Azad said the Congress has told the government it wants to discuss some sensitive issues on internal and external security during the monsoon session.

Session will continue till August 11. Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said the Opposition "will seek answers from the government on what they are doing to check rising incidents of cow vigilantism and lynchings in the country that pose grave danger to the social harmony".

Both houses of Parliament were on Monday adjourned until Tuesday after making obituary references to members who passed away recently and to victims of Amarnath Yatra terror attack in which seven people were killed.