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Government ready for healthy discussion in Parliament: PM at all-party meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an all-party meeting ahead of the monsoon session on Sunday that the government is ready for a healthy and fruitful discussion in Parliament on various issues.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi quoted the Prime Minister in the meeting as saying that leaders of different floors were told that the government was ready for healthy and fruitful discussions on various issues raised as per rules and procedures.

In the meeting attended by 33 parties, the Prime Minister said that the suggestions of the people’s representatives, especially from the opposition, are valuable as they enrich the discussion.

The meeting was held a day before the monsoon session of Parliament and was attended by Prime Minister Modi and floor leaders of various political parties.

Apart from Modi, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister and Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Joshi were present in the meeting.

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also attended the meeting.

Floor leaders of all major opposition parties including TMC’s Derek O’Brien, DMK’s Tiruchi Siva, Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav and BSP’s Satish Mishra were also present.

Apna Dal leader and NDA ally Anupriya Patel and LJP leader Pashupati Paras also attended the meeting.

The monsoon session of Parliament will begin on Monday and end on August 13.

On the first day of the session, the Prime Minister will introduce the newly inducted ministers in both the houses.

It is a tradition that after the formation of a new government or expansion or reshuffle in the Union Council of Ministers, the Prime Minister introduces new ministers to both houses.

Recently there was a major reshuffle in the Union Council of Ministers. While many new faces were inducted, some ministers were promoted to cabinet rank and the portfolios of some others were changed.

Some new members, who recently entered the Lok Sabha after the by-elections, will also take oath as members of the lower house on Monday.

(Only the title and image in this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is generated automatically from a syndicated feed.)

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