NEW DELHI: The Government has on Wednesday conducted an all-party meeting to discuss over the smooth functioning of the upcoming winter session of the parliament. However, the cooperation from the opposition remains uncertain in view of the rising intolerance in the country.
Parliamentary affairs Minister Mr Venkaiah Naidu clarified that the Government is ready to discuss over the issue of intolerance if the opposition is keen to debate on it. He also added that it is the responsibility of the states to maintain peace in their respective regions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi briefed that he is expecting the parliament to function with great dignity and discipline to the expectations of the people of India. The PM indirectly said that the Finance Minister will reach out to the opposition to have a clear discussion with them before presenting the GST bill in the parliament.
According to the sources, there might be a special sitting of the parliament to discuss the passage of the Goods and services Tax Bill (GST). The Government is working hard to get the opposition’s nod over the GST Bill much before the start of the parliamentary proceedings.
PM Narendra Modi is expected to address the debate on the issue of intolerance either during the special sitting of the parliament or in the regular sessions of the parliament, which begins next week.
However, the Prime Minister may have to address the debate right at the beginning of the winter session of parliament, as the opposition looks to storm the proceedings till the issue of intolerance is discussed, the TOI reported.