An all-party meeting was held in New Delhi on Sunday ahead of the Parliament session beginning on Monday. During the meeting, the government sought the support of the Opposition parties to ensure smooth functioning of both the Houses.
Those present at the meeting include Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma of Congress, NCP leader Supriya Sule, TR Balu of DMK, Derek O Brien of TMC, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, Navneetha Krishnan of AIADMK and Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav.
Briefing the media after the over two-hour long meeting, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting with all party Presidents on June 19 on the issue of One Nation, One Election. He said Modi will also meet all the MPs on June 20.
Besides Triple Talaq Bill, the bills likely to be introduced in the session are the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers Cadre) Bill and Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019.
The session will continue till July 26. President Ram Nath Kovind will address the joint sitting of both the Houses on Thursday. The Budget will be presented on July 5.
“We have received suggestions from opposition parties as well as our allies. Prime Minister made concluding remarks that there are several new faces in the parliament and new thoughts should come with them.
“Prime Minister has called a meeting of the Presidents of all the political parties represented in Parliament on 19th June. He would like to discuss important issues including One Nation, One Election and 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi,” said Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi.