30 bills have been planned by the government, it says that it is ready to discuss all issues.
A day before the monsoon session of Parliament begins, an all-party meeting has been called by the centre today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be attending.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, has called the meeting and will be seeking the cooperation of the opposition to run the session smoothly which starts tomorrow.
The government, which plans to bring in 30 bills, maintains that it is ready to discuss all issues.
Handling of the second Covid wave by the government, inflation, petrol prices and other issues are likely to be brought up by opposition leaders during the monsoon session. The government has been relentlessly criticised by congress’s Rahul Gandhi, among other leaders, over its Covid management.
The members of Parliament should stand by people amid the pandemic and discuss all issues related to it in the House to address the concerns of the citizens, said Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday.
“A dysfunctional Parliament adds to the prevailing gloom and hence, all sections of the House should ensure a smooth and productive session as it offers an opportunity to address the concerns of the people affected by COVID-19,” Mr Naidu said after chairing a meeting of leaders of various parties and groups in the Rajya Sabha.
Both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha will simultaneously hold the sessions with minimum presence of officials, staff and media. They are all requested to ensure social distancing. The timing will be usual, 11 am to 6 pm with both zero hour and question hour included, officials said.
The monsoon session of the parliament will run from July 19 to August 13.
The Executive Committee of the BJP Parliamentary Party and the NDA Parliamentary Party will also be holding a meeting today.
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