According to reports, 18 opposition parties reached a "broad agreement" to confront the Centre in the Parliament on five or six issues including the impact of GST. He said he hoped that spirit would also mark the monsoon session that began today and that all parliamentarians would engage in quality debate.
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However, leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, said Congress and other opposition parties would target the government on Kashmir as well as the standoff with China.
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The TMC and RJD are likely to raise the issue of vendetta politics and targetting of the opposition leaders through the Central Bureau of Investigation, Enforcement Directorate and other central agencies. "There is political suffocation in Kashmir", the Congress leader said.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said there are a lot of bills pending in the Parliament and if the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government wants to pass those only on the basis of their majority, then it is not going to happen.
Nine of these legislations, including The Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and the National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017, have been passed by the Lok Sabha and are listed for passage by the Rajya Sabha.
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AIADMK leader A Navaneethakrishnan, who represented the party at the meeting, said the response of government was satisfactory. Everyone said that they, across party lines, are with the government over the issue.
Spread over 26 days, the session will have 19 sittings and the government has lined up heavy legislative agenda.
"Prime Minister Modi has asked the State Governments to take strict action against the anti-social elements creating violence in the name of cow vigilantism and punish them strictly", Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said after the all-party meeting here.
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