Centre urges all parties to contribute positively to the Monsoon session


New Delhi: While the opposition is all set to corner the BJP led Central Government in the upcoming monsoon session of the Parliament over a host of issues including the Vyapam scam and the Lalit Modi issue, the centre has requested all parties to contribute positively to the passage of crucial bills.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that that the government has convened an all-party meeting of both the houses of the Parliament, a day before the start of the session to discuss various issues.

Speaking to reporters in New Delhi, Naidu said, “Parliament session is going to commence from July 21. As per the traditional practice, I have called a meeting of all the leaders of all political parties of both the Houses of Parliament on July 20 at 10 am to discuss issues, proposed bills and issues which others want to raise in Parliament. After discussing with them, we will finalize detailed schedule of the session. As of now, the session is supposed to commence on July 21 and go on up to August 13. I hope that all political parties will take advantage of the session and try to highlight the important issues of public interest and also contribute positively to the passage of important bills which are aimed at development and welfare of people.”

After Naidu’s meeting Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will also hold an all-party meeting during which the government will express its readiness to discuss any matters raised by the opposition. Naidu also added that the GST Bill, Land Bill, Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill among others, which will be taken up during the session.