Parliament Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha adjourned for day

Ahead of Parliament's monsoon session that begins on Monday, the Congress on Sunday said it would seek answers from the government over an ongoing border stand-off with China, the worsening situation in Kashmir and mob lynching incidents in the name of cow. At least 16 new bills are listed for introduction in this session including to implement the GST in Jammu and Kashmir, and a bill to amend the Citizenship Act to allow certain illegal immigrants get Indian citizenship.

BJP leaders have said they would take on the opposition over these issues claiming that the government's track record has been better than the UPA in terms of economy and agriculture growth.

Before the session started, Narendra Modi addressed a media briefing from the Parliament.

"People are trying to give it a political and communal colour, but it is not in favour of the country", he added.

Mr Modi also said, the spirit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is about growing stronger together and hoped that the same spirit prevails in the session.

The Prime Minister also called on all the party to support the war against corruption, which has been initiated by the government.

Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar said the government has requested all parties, especially the opposition, to cooperate for the smooth functioning of the House.

Prime Minister Modi also expressed deep concern for the floods in North Eastern States of India and assured all leaders that the Government is fully informed on the situation on the ground and taking all steps to reduce the suffering of people.

Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad made it clear that the Congress and other opposition parties would target the government over the issues of Kashmir as well as the stand-off with China.

As soon as the Lok Sabha met, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan read the condolence message over the death of sitting MP Vinod Khanna and some former members of the House.

The government is gearing up for the monsoon session of Parliament, opposition is expected to raise several domestic & foreign policy issues.

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