Sumitra Mahajan Hopes for a peaceful Monsoon Session

Ahead of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament and the Presidential polls on Monday, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government has convened for an all-party meeting on Sunday to seek the Opposition's support for the smooth conduct of proceedings in both the Houses.

The Opposition parties that include the Congress, CPI-M, Trinamool Congress, Samajwasdi Party, Nationalist Congress Party, BSP, Janata Dal-United, the Rashtriya Janata Dal and DMK among others, have already clarified that besides the elections of the President and Vice President, they will have floor coordination in Parliament to corner the government.

The Monsoon session of Parliament will begin from July 17 and continue till August 11. Altogether 355 voters comprising 288 legislators, 48 Lok Sabha and 19 Rajya Sabha members from the state will exercise their franchise. Newly elected members - Farooq Abdullah from Srinagar and PK Kunhalikutty from Mallapuram - took oath.

A total of 18 Bills have been listed for passage in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha in the upcoming Monsoon session of Parliament, a research body, PRS Legislative Research said on Saturday.

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And because China's domestic production has contracted substantially over the last few years, it has had to step up imports. The production has increased by 967,000 barrels per day since bottoming around last July.

The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Monday after giving obituary to former members and victims of the Amarnath terror attack.

Apart from these issues, the CPM has requested to resolve the matter of China and that of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Prime Minister expressed gratitude towards all parties for supporting the Government in bringing historic economic reforms like preponing of Budget Session of the Parliament and bringing in the Goods and Services Tax (GST). "There is political suffocation in Kashmir", the Congress leader said.

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