'Communal violence in the name of cow' can't be tolerated: Modi

Carla Harmon
July 17, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has issued a stern warning to cow vigilante groups on the eve of the monsoon session of Parliament, saying no one can take law and order into their own hands.

He said the stand-off with China will also be raised in Parliament.

Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan has also called an all party meeting at 7pm at the Parliament library building.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during the all-party meet, said advancing the Budget by a month helped increase overall expenditure by almost 30%, with a 48% rise in spending on infrastructure development.

Modi also asked the opposition to support the government in conducting business in both the Houses "without disruption".

Azad said security situation was at its "worst" in Kashmir where the government has closed all the doors for talks to end the current logjam.

"This session will see the election of the new President and Vice-President", he said.

Speaking to the media, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad held the Centre squarely responsible for the "suffocation" of the peace process in Kashmir.

The issue of farmers' suicide and protests in NDA-ruled states is expected to rock the Monsoon session of the Parliament.

Issues like the flood situation particularly in Assam and other northeastern states, violence over Gorkhaland, fallout of demonetisation, job losses and disinvestment of PSUs are also likely to be raised.

Talking about Monday's voting for electing India's 14th president, Kumar said that Modi urged MPs of all parties to exercise their right to vote.

"I hope all political parties of India will take positive decisions and do value addition to the issues that will come up in the parliament", Modi added.

Arguing that besides probity in public life action against the corrupt was a must; Modi appealed to political parties to identify and isolate such leaders.

RJD has also accused the BJP of trying to drive a wedge in the RJD-JD (U)-Congress grand alliance in Bihar.

"The government would want the monsoon session of Parliament to be fruitful and constructive". Apart from this, 16 bills have been listed for introduction and passage in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

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