Parliament time should be used to discuss all issues, PM tells parties

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on July 20, 2015


With the Monsoon Session beginning tomorrow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today appealed to parties to utilise Parliament time to discuss all issues and said running both the Houses was a shared responsibility, even as he exhorted them to move forward on the contentious land bill.

At a meeting with leaders of all political parties here, he asked them to collectively move forward on issues discussed in the last session while keeping the country’s interest in mind.

With important legislations such as the land bill, the GST bill, and the real estate bill pending before Parliament, the Government is seeking the support of all parties for their early passage.

The Monsoon Session that is likely to end on August 13, is expected to be a stormy affair with Congress and other parties giving indications to that effect. The Congress and other Opposition parties will raise the demand for the removal of Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the wake of their alleged involvement in Lalitgate and Vyapam scam.

“Of course, it is the responsibility of the Government to run the House and we have to take the initiative for it, but this responsibility has to be shared by all.

“It is time to move forward. All of us have to collectively move forward. The country’s interest is paramount. Certain issues discussed in the last session need to be taken forward,” the Prime Minister said at the meeting.

Published on July 20, 2015

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