In the all-party meeting, the opposition surrounded the government on agricultural laws and price hike, PM Modi said – all issues will be debated
New Delhi, 18/7 (AO Bureau):Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an all-party meeting called on Sunday before the Monsoon Session of Parliament that the government is ready for healthy and meaningful discussion on various issues in Parliament. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi told about the Prime Minister’s statement in the meeting that he told the leaders of various parties in the House that the government is ready for a healthy and fruitful discussion on the issues raised under the rules and procedure. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Deputy Lok Sabha leaders Rajnath Singh, Arjun Ram Meghwal, V Muraleedharan and Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal were also present in this meeting.
Other leaders in the meeting included Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Mallikarjun Kharge from Congress, Derek O’Brien and Sudip Bandopadhyay from Trinamool Congress, Tiruchi Siva and TR Balu from DMK, Mithun Reddy and Vijay Sai Reddy from YSR Congress, Ritesh Pandey from BSP and Satish Mishra joined, Ram Gopal Yadav from Samajwadi Party, Anupriya Patel from Apna Dal, Harsimrat Kaur Badal from Akali Dal, Sanjay Raut from Shiv Sena and Pinaki Mishra and Prasanna Acharya from BJD registered their presence.
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In the meeting, the opposition parties raised important issues like agriculture bills, hike in prices – especially of petrol and diesel – and also demanded that the government bring reservation for OBCs in NEET. The government also informed the House leaders that they have listed several bills including five ordinances and the total number of other bills is 29. However, this did not go down well with the opposition and they questioned that if so much time will be given to pass the bills, then when will the major issues that are plaguing the common man be discussed.