Meetings on eve of Monsoon Session in Parliament

During the Monsoon session Oppn to corner govt on GST, farm suicides

Azad said the Congress was not in favour of stalling the proceedings of the house but asked the government to come forward and allow the issues for discussion.

In this Monsoon Session of Parliament, at least 16 bills are listed for introduction in both houses.

Leaders of the NDA government will meet in the evening to chalk out their strategy to counter the Opposition in Parliament. This is ikely to be his last session in the parliament.

Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow after giving obituary to former members and victims of Amarnath terror attack. Ansari also condemned the "cowardly and senseless" July 10 Amarnath Yatra attack in south Kashmir that left eight pilgrims dead.

He also observed that the differences with China over Kashmir had become a new focal point and the opposition parties would also seek a debate on the stand-off in the Dokalam area near the Bhutan trijunction.

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In the subsequent sittings in both Houses, the Opposition is likely to take on the government over lynching incidents and cow vigilantism, Kashmir situation and the border stand-off with China.

The Opposition parties that include the Congress, CPI-M, Trinamool Congress, Samajwasdi Party, Nationalist Congress Psarty, 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.

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, accused the Modi government of "closing all doors for dialogue" to resolve the Kashmir situation, which has led to "political suffocation" of the region. The customary meeting is called by the Speaker to ensure smooth functioning of the Parliament throughout the upcoming session.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the meeting on Sunday, reports said.

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