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Monsoon Session: Govt ready for discussion on all issues, says PM Modi

By Deepika
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    New Delhi, July 18: Ahead of the Monsoon Session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought cooperation of all political parties and asked them to ensure that it turns out to be a productive session.

    Narendra Modi

    Addressing the media, the prime minister hoped that each one of them would raise issues of public importance in the larger interest of the country.

    "Many matters of national importance are before us.The more discussions takes place, the more will the government benefit. I appeal that all political parties use the time in the parliament effectively," he said.

    "I have always put my hopes before everyone. Our efforts will be constant. If any party or leader wants to speak or debate on any topic, the government will support it," he added.

    With twelve Opposition parties deciding to bring a motion of no-confidence in the Lok Sabha against the Modi-led BJP government, the Parliament Monsoon Session is expected to be a stormy affair. The N Chandrababu-led Telugu Desam Party, NDA's former ally, had already given notice for a no-trust motion on Tuesday for failing to grant special status to Andhra Pradesh. The notice is likely to be taken up today.

    Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, Tuesday said the Opposition would flag issues "agitating" the people including lynchings by cow vigilantes, unemployment, failure of the Centre's foreign policy, safety of women, misrule in J&K, dilution of the Atrocities Act by the Supreme Court and the dilution of reservations in autonomous institutions like IITs. The BJP, meanwhile, is likely to raise Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's reported statement that his party is a "Muslim party".

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