Monsoon session of Indian Parliament begins….reports Asian Lite News
The monsoon session of parliament began on Monday but the Lok Sabha was adjourned shortly due to the death of Madhya Pradesh MP Dalpat Singh Paraste.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the newly-inducted ministers in the Lok Sabha, which will resume on Tuesday.
In the Rajya Sabha, the session started with Chairman Mohammad Hamid Ansari administering the oath of office to the newly-elected members of the house.
Modi pins hopes
Earlier, the prime minister said that he “had spoken to all political parties and there was general mood among them to take good decisions” in the session.
“I have faith in all political parties. Have spoken to them and it is clear everyone is in a mood to take good decisions,” said the Prime Minister.
“This session is taking place ahead of the 70th Independence Day Celebrations. In this session we wish to take the journey of these 70 years to greater heights, a new direction, and momentum by indulging in the best of discussions and take excellent decisions for the larger interest of the nation,” he added.
Modi further said “For the nation to move ahead with great speed, we need to walk shoulder-to-shoulder in the Parliament to give a direction to the nation.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reached out to the opposition on the eve of the Monsoon Session of Parliament to seek its cooperation over the long-pending GST bill observing that the issue was not about which government would get the “credit” even as the Congress offered no assurance, saying it will support bills based on “merit”.