Parliament Monsoon session begins from July 17; GST and cattle ban to be on hot pan
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 12-Jul-2017

New Delhi, July 12: The Monsoon Session of Parliament is scheduled to begin on July 17 to August 11. The Finance Ministry is planning to introduce a host of Bills during the session including the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill. Also, the Ministry is keen to ban unregulated deposit schemes, making it punishable with 2 years’ imprisonment for individuals who accept deposits in any such unregulated schemes.

The opposition has ready with full of issues to corner the government. Opposition parties will finalise their strategy for the session at a meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The Janata Dal (United), which had kept away from earlier Opposition meetings, is set to attend the talks. The vice-presidential candidate of the Opposition would be decided at the meeting.

Also, the monsoon session will sound the bugle for the next general election which is less than two years away. The BJP is undoubtedly in resurgent mode after its stupendous victory in the UP assembly polls. And the presidential election on the opening day of Parliament will give it an additional boost.

Noteworthy, the Opposition parties are expected to raise the issues related to the police firing on protesting farmers in Mandsaur, demands for farm loan waivers and ban on cattle slaughter at animal markets in the House during the monsoon session.

Moreover, The House may not function on the first day of the session on account of death of two sitting MPs Lok Sabha member Vinod Khanna and Rajya Sabha member Pallavi Reddy.