While the opposition brought up issues that it wants to highlight in the session, the government assured that it is willing to discuss all issues.
Here’s how the government, Lok Sabha Speaker and Rajya Sabha Chairman reached out to the opposition to ensure a smooth Monsoon Session.
Three attempts by the government for a smooth monsoon session of parliament.
The focus was on keeping disruptions on bay and discussion on issues of public interest.
The outcome was a broad consensus between the treasury and oppostion benches on the need for debate on all key issues.
The first all-party meeting of the day was convened by the government.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several Union ministers, and representatives of Congress, SP, RJD, YSR Congress, TDP, Akali Dal, Shiv Sena, NCP, AAP, CPI, JD(U), TRS and several other political parties participated in the meeting.
Addressing floor leaders of parties in the two Houses of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Government gives huge importance to the issues raised by all Political Parties and urged them to collectively strive for a constructive atmosphere in the Monsoon Session for national good.
Legislative business and issues of importance were discussed in the meeting.
The opposition leaders took up the issues they intend to raise during the session and the government assured that it is willing to discuss all issues.
The government said that the opposition has promised to co-operate in the smooth functioning of the Monsoon Session.
In the evening, Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu convened a meeting of floor leaders of all parties in the Upper House and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan met floor leaders of all parties in the Lower House.
In both the meetings, there was broad consensus among all parties in favour of smooth functioning of the session.
All eyes are on the Monsoon Session since the second half of the budget session was nearly washed out leaving substantive legislative agenda hanging in the balance.
The government is hoping for a turnaround in the approach of the opposition in the interest of Parliamentary democracy.