New Delhi, July 18: Minutes before the monsoon sesion is all set to begin in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, July 18, appealed opposition for a "fruitful session" ahead.
While saying that Parliament should guide the nation, PM Modi said, "all parties must work together and there should be a discussion of high level among all political parties."
In a loud and clear message of "cooperation" from the opposition, PM stated that he is hopeful of a good debate, while adding that he "had spoken to all political parties and there was general mood among them to take good decisions" in the session.
PM concluded his pre-monsoon session address by saying that this year nation will celebrate 70 years of independence and all the freedom fighters who strived hard to achieve freedom for their country will be remembered.
"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 interst 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."
Before the much-awaited monsoon session proceedings begin, PM Modi on Sunday reached out to the opposition, seeking its cooperation over the long-pending Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill.
Later in the day, BJP Parliamentary party executive is also likely to hold a meeting. [Sparks set to fly during Monsoon Session]
The government is hopeful of a breakthrough on the key GST bill, which it wants passed during the session, following a recent meeting between senior ministers and top Congress leaders. The two sides are likely to meet again during the session.
The last few sessions of Parliament have seen frequent face-offs between the ruling and the opposition benches but the second part of the Budget Session saw a relative improvement.
The monsoon session comes at a time when the ruling BJP's morale is high after its maiden victory in Assam Assembly elections and its performance in Kerala and West Bengal elections.