Oppn to demand debate on China's involvement in Kashmir

Amid elections of top constitutional functionaries a host of issues could engage Parliament’s attention besides the treasury’s legislative business

The Monsoon Session of Parliament, beginning on Monday, is expected to be stormy affair with the opposition parties all set to corner the Narendra Modi government over a host of issues concerning national security, foreign policy and others.

CPI-M leader Mohammad Salim said on Sunday that his party will raise the issues of cross border tensions with India and Pakistan, mob lynching by cow vigilantes, and the agrarian crisis.

Sixteen Bills are listed for introduction, consideration and passing, these include drafts like the National Sports University Bill, 2017, the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FDRI) Bill, 2017. He said, like the monsoon brings hope, the session also brings the same spirit of hope.

Both houses of Parliament are unlikely to transact any business on the first day (July 17) on account of the death of two members - Vinod Khanna (Lok Sabha) and Anil Dave and P Goverdhan Reddy (Rajya Sabha). The Prime Minister also called on all the parties to support the war against corruption, which has been initiated by the government.The Prime Minister also mentioned that the highest level of dignity has been maintained in the whole process of Presidential Election till now and no situation of any bitterness surfaced among the political parties.

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

Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad made it clear today that the Congress and other opposition parties would target the government over the issues. The serious proceedings are expected start from Tuesday and the session is slated to conclude on August 11.

Issues like the flood situation particularly in Assam and other northeastern states, violence over Gorkhaland, fallout of demonetisation, job losses and disinvestment of PSUs are also likely to be raised.

If parties like Mamata Banerjee-led TMC and Lalu Prasad- led RJD attack the government over the action of law enforcement agencies such as the CBI and the ED against their leaders over alleged corruption, the treasury benches too would use the issue to underline their anti-corruption credentials.

The Monsoon session of Parliament began today with obitury refrences and adjuned for the day after paying homge to to departed souls.

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