‘Government, Opposition should work together for welfare’: Union Minister Pralhad Joshi

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Monday said that government and opposition should work together for the betterment of people at large. Speaking to media on Monday ahead of the first Lok Sabha Session, Joshi said, ‘Opposition parties should work together for the welfare of the people.

As quoted by ANI, Joshi said ‘As per the mandate, ruling party and opposition hold a role to play for the country. PM Modi has guided us to work together for the nation. We all are making efforts to achieve the same’.

He also said that Opposition parties should play a constructive role and to ensure smooth functioning and passage of many bills during the Lok Sabha Session.

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It should be noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an all-party meet on Sunday urged all opposition parties to keep all political differences. An all-party meeting was organized on Sunday ahead of the start of the first session of 17th Lok Sabha.

Earlier on June 7, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi met UPA Chairperson  Sonia Gandhi ahead of Parliament Session. Joshi on the occasion was accompanied by Minister of State (MoS) Arjun Ram Meghwal and Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar.

While the Budget Session Lok Sabha has begun today, with the swearing-in ceremony of newly-elected MPs that will be spread over two days. Among other MPs who took oath on Monday include Amit Shah, Rajnath SinghSmriti IraniNitin GadkariHarsimrat Kaur Badal among others were administrated oath by Protem Speaker Dr. Virendra Kumar.

PM Narendra Modi was the first one who took oath on Monday.

In the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha that begins from today, the new government plans aims to convert 10 ordinances into law. All those ordinances were approved by the Union Cabinet in February-March this year by the previous government.

Election to elect a new Speaker of the House will be held on June 19th. BJP MP Maneka Gandhi is among the top contenders for the post. While Both the Houses – Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha – will take on the motion of thanks and PM Modi will reply on the same.

While the President Ram Nath Kovind will address the joint session of both the houses  Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha –  on 20th June.

The Economic Survey will be released on the 4th of July a day before. While next day, that is on July 5th, new Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will table the full-fledged budget in the House.

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