Ahead of the first session of the newly-constituted 17th Lok Sabha on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the role of an “active Opposition was important” adding that the “Opposition should not bother about their numbers”.
Modi further expressed hope that the Opposition will speak actively and participate in the house proceedings.
So far, the Congress has not named its leader in the Lok Sabha and no meeting has been held to decide the floor strategy.
After arriving at the Parliament for the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha, PM Modi said, “After several decades, a government has won an absolute majority for the second term. People have given us the chance to serve the country again.”
He further requested all the parties to support the decisions that are in favour of the country.
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.
Earlier on Sunday, the BJP held its parliamentary party meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi assuring Indians that his government will be at the forefront of facilitating legislation that manifests the spirit of “sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas”.
After the ruling coalition’s meet on Sunday, he said the “NDA family” looks forward to fulfilling the dreams of 130 crore Indians, who have reposed “unparalleled faith” in the alliance.
Earlier, chairing an all-party meeting on Sunday, Modi invited heads of all parties to a meeting on June 19 to discuss the “one nation, one election” issue and other important matters.
Congress leaders Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and K Suresh attended the all-party meeting giving rise to speculation that one of the two may be named the party leader in the Lok Sabha. However, names of party MPs Manish Tewari and Shashi Tharoor are also doing the rounds.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited Presidents of all political parties with representation in Parliament on June 19 and it remains to be seen if Rahul Gandhi will go for the meeting.