PM calls for 'GST spirit' to prevail in monsoon session

PM Narendra Modi with Queen Elizabeth of UK

"Today the monsoon session begins". The Opposition parties are expected to raise some questions, though they may not be very aggressive in their strategy on the issue. The Speaker yesterday said all parties were in favour of having smooth proceedings to debate important issues facing the country. "There is a widespread belief that cow is like mother but this should not let people take law in their own hands", PM Modi said.

"Maintaining law and order is the responsibility of state governments and wherever these incidents are taking place, the state governments must deal firmly with it".

Without mentioning India's military standoff with China in the Sikkim sector and worsening security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Prime Minister asserted that all political parties stood united to ensure "nation's safety and security after such concerns were raised by many leaders on recent developments", the statement said. "Growing Stronger Together" is the other name of GST spirit said PM Modi urging value addition to this monsoon session.

In an attempt to convince Opposition parties on the stand-off with China, the government on Friday and Saturday briefed their leaders and assured them the issue will be resolved diplomatically.

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BJP has said that it is ready to discuss on all issues in Parliament. "These are some of the issues we have flagged off in this meeting", he said. Both Houses paid tributes to the departed sitting and former members and the victims of Amarnath terror attack before adjourning till tomorrow.

The Trinamool Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal are likely to highlight the alleged targetting of Opposition leaders by central agencies like the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate.

"Bringing in the GST regime, with support of all parties, has strengthened the Federal structure of the Government and brought about economic solidarity in the country", Prime Minister Modi added.

The Union Home Ministry has written a letter to all the states asking them not to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi by presenting him flower bouquets during his official visits.

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