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Opposition Leaders to Meet to Chalk Out Strategy For Parliament’s Monsoon Session

The Monsoon session of the Parliament will commence on July 19 and will end on August 13. The government has put up 17 bills for the session which includes Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill which calls for the depositors to be given time-bound access to an insured amount of Rs 5 lakh if banks go bust.

Opposition leaders to meet today ahead of Parliament's Monsoon Session (PTI Photo)

New Delhi:  The Opposition leaders on Sunday are scheduled to meet ahead of the Monsoon session of Parliament to discuss a strategy to counter the government, reported ANI. The leaders are expected to discuss issues such as farmers’ agitation, privatisation, and the Supreme Court’s recent comments on the validity of Sedition laws.

“We have decided that the meeting of Opposition leaders will be held immediately after the meeting convened by the Union Parliamentary Minister is over,” Communist Party of India (Marxist) Rajya Sabha MP and floor leader, Elamaram Kareem told ANI.

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Kareem said that Mallikarjuna Khagde, Leader of Congress in Rajya Sabha has called for the meeting after the all-party meeting with Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi is over.

He added that the parties will try to reach a consensus over the issues that the government needs to be targeted with.

“Privatisation, farmers issue, government’s attitude towards federalism and many other issues are there. The Supreme Court’s comments on 124 A of the IPC is a national issue. All such issues that we shall raise in the session will be discussed in the meeting. The aim is to achieve maximum consensus among the opposition parties. But, if all parties do not agree on the proposal of the left parties, particularly Privatisation Bill, and factory employees’ strike issue then left parties will raise these issues in both houses of the Parliament separately,” he added.

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Ahead of the session, Pralhad Joshi has called an all-party meet which is likely to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Another meeting is called by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla at 4 pm with all the floor leaders of the Lok Sabha.

The government also has a series of legislations on its agenda in the Parliament session which is scheduled to conclude on August 13.

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With inputs from ANI

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