A day before Monsoon Session, Govt calls all-party meet

RSTV Bureau
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A day before Monoson Session of Parliament, government has called for all-party leaders meeting today. During the meeting Centre will seek opposition’s support for smooth conduct of proceedings in both the Houses.

The monsoon session of Parliament will commence from July 18 and end on August 10.

During the session, Triple Talaq bill, will be among the top priorities of the government. The bill has already been passed in Lok Sabha but is pending in Rajya Sabha. Govt will also push for constitutional status for the National Commission for OBCs.

On Monday, Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel met leaders of opposition parties, including Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav, BSP leader Satish Chandra Misra, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Rout and CPI leader D Raja, sources said.

The minister also met leaders of TRS, BJD and others, they said. During his interaction with the political leaders, Goel sought their cooperation in the smooth functioning of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

He said the functioning of Parliament without any hindrances was the national duty of the ruling and opposition parties, sources said.  The Union minister also talked about the bills of national interest which are either pending or will be introduced in the upcoming session, they added.

He had also met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh earlier to seek the Congress’ cooperation for a successful parliamentary session.

Later today, Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu will also convene meeting with floor leaders to share concern over dysfunctional House.

The Chairman, on several occasions, has expressed his concern over the deadlock that prevented proceedings from continuing in the previous session.

(With agency inputs)