PM Modi addresses Parliament, marks the start of monsoon session

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Parliament Monsoon Session 2021: Petrol price hike remains the top issue for most opposition parties followed by a fresh demand to repeal the controversial farm laws. The Trinamool Congress asked for enactment of the Women’s Reservation Bill. The DMK demanded a discussion on devolution of the GST, after many states claimed the Centre has not paid their dues.

The 26-day long monsoon session of Parliament begins on Monday with the opposition preparing to corner the government over issues like the Covid-19 pandemic, farmers’ protest, inflation and surging fuel prices.

Ahead of the monsoon session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government stated that it is ready to face any debate.

The monsoon session – the second in a year where elected representatives meet in the House – will conclude on August 13. “Subject to exigencies of government business, the session is likely to conclude on August 13,” a Lok Sabha release said.

This is the first session of Parliament where newly elected representatives from the assembly polls in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry will be taking part.

Unlike last year when the Covid-19 disease outbreak pushed the House meeting to September, the monsoon session this year is starting without any delay in July. This is the sixth session of the 17th Lok Sabha.

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