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Opposition Raises Farmers' Issues At First All-Party Meeting Ahead Of Budget Session

The all-party meeting was called by the Narendra Modi-led NDA government to seek cooperation from the Opposition parties in smooth running of Parliament in the Budget session which begins Monday.

Opposition Raises Farmers' Issues At First All-Party Meeting Ahead Of Budget Session
Opposition Raises Farmers' Issues At First All-Party Meeting Ahead Of Budget Session
outlookindia.com
2019-06-16T14:19:47+0530

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attended an all-party meeting ahead of Parliament session, which begins on Monday.

The meeting was called by the government to seek cooperation from the Opposition parties in smooth running of Parliament.

While the government put forth its legislative agenda, the Opposition parties raised other issues, including problems related of farmers and water availability.

Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi and leader of BJP in the Rajya Sabha Thawar Chand Gehlot were among others present at the meeting.

Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O'Brien, National Conference's Farooq Abdullah and National Congress Party (NCP) leader Supriya Sule also attended it.

After the all-party meet, a meeting of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders will take place in the Parliament later in the evening to discuss strategies for the upcoming session.

BJP parliamentary party executive committee meeting is also scheduled to be held today evening.

On Friday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had held a pre-budget consultation meeting with leading economists ahead of the forthcoming general Budget 2019-20.

This was her sixth pre-Budget consultation meeting with officials and representatives of social sector groups.

The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha will be convened from June 17 to July 26 during which the Union Budget will be presented by the new government on July 5.

On the first two days, new MPs will take oath. The election for the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha is scheduled to be held on June 19.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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