New Delhi [India], July 19 (ANI): Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Prahlad Joshi said that 31 bills will be taken up in the monsoon session of the Parliament starting on Thursday.
Following an all-party meeting, Joshi said that 34 parties and 44 leaders participated in the all-party meeting convened by the government for the smooth conduct of the monsoon session which will continue to till August 11 and will have 17 sittings.
“A meeting of All Party Floor Leaders was called. In the meeting, 34 parties and 44 leaders attended the meeting. The leaders raised many important issues in front of the government. Currently, the government have 31 legislative items which have been identified. What we have to bring and what not we will decide later but at least 31 legislative items are fully ready now,” Prahlad Joshi said.
“Opposition parties have given many suggestions and our alliance leaders have also given. All the parties have demanded to have a discussion on the Manipur issue on which government is ready,” he added.
“The government is ready to discuss all the issues will be discussed following the rules and regulations and with the permission of the Speaker,” he added.
Meanwhile, Pralhad Joshi reacted to the Opposition alliance INDIA and if it will pose any challenge to them and said, “Nothing changes with the change in the name. People are still the same. Old wine in a new bottle.”Pralhad Joshi said the government has sought the Opposition’s support for the smooth functioning of the Parliament during the Monsoon Session.
“The government is ready to discuss all issues in the Monsoon Session. We have appealed to the Opposition parties to support in the smooth functioning of the Parliament,” Joshi said after the all-party meeting.
The list also includes International Monetary Fund and Bank Bill, 2023; Provisional Collection of Taxes Bill, 2023 18; the National Dental Commission Bill, 2023; National Nursing and Midwifery Commission Bill, 2023; Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics Bill, 2023; Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Bill, 2023; Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2023; Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2023; Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2023; Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2023; Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2023.Railways (Amendment) Bill, 2023; National Research Foundation Bill, 2023; Constitution (Jammu and Kashmir) Scheduled Castes Order (Amendment) Bill, 2023; Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2023 and the Constitution (Jammu and Kashmir) Scheduled Tribes Order (Amendment) Bill, 2023 are also among the 31 bills on the agenda of the government.
Earlier today, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chaired an all-party meeting, convened by the Central government for the smooth functioning of the monsoon session of Parliament which begins on Thursday.
The monsoon session of Parliament will continue till August 11. There will be a total of 17 sittings during the session. The Monsoon session will start in the old Parliament Building. (ANI)