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Monday will be marked as the start off day for the new parliament session. This session will be marked by the introduction of 16 new bills for consideration in both the houses. These bills include the legislation for implementing GST in Jammu and Kashmir, the proposed amendments to the Consumer Protection Act, among other bills.
The government’s agenda for the Monsoon Session of the Parliament includes a total of 34 bills.
This month long session will be considered as a stormy affair as the opposition has been preparing for cornering the Government over the issues of cow vigilantism, China agitation, communal tensions in West Bengal’s North 24 Paraganas district and the terrorist attack on Amarnath pilgrims. The session has started at a crucial time with the recent adoption of the new tax regime.
The first day is supposed to be started with the reading of obituary references to the Union Minister Anil Madhav Dave, Dasari Narayana Rao, Akhilesh Das Gupta, Era Sezhiyan, Palvai Govardhan Reddy, C. Narayana Reddy, U.K. Lakshmana Gowda, and P.N. Sukul who passed away recently.
This will also mark the end of the first day as a mark of respect to the lost members of the parliament. This session will also experience of the 75th anniversary of the ‘Quit India Movement’ on August 9.
Ahead of the session, the Prime Minister had expressed his appreciation to the spirit shown by all the political parties in passing the GST bill. He had stated that GST was a good example of the good that can be achieved when all parties come together and work for the nation.
The first day of the session coincides with voting for President, wherein the NDA candidate, Mr. RN Kovind is all set to go up against the opposing candidate MS. Meira Kumar in an election termed as ‘ideological battle’ by the opposition.