Speaking to ANI, Communist Party of India (Marxist) MP Rajya Sabha and floor leader, Elamaram Kareem announced that the National Assembly leader in The Senate Mallikarjun Khadge called the meeting after the all-party meeting with Union Parliament Matters Minister Pralhad Joshi.
“We have decided that the meeting of the leaders of the opposition will be held immediately after the meeting convened by the Union Parliamentary Minister is over,” he said.
Speaking about the agenda of the meeting, Kareem said the Opposition would try to reach a “consensus” on the issues to be brought up in the upcoming monsoon session that begins on Monday.
“Privatization, the peasant problem, the government’s attitude towards federalism and more are there. The Supreme Court’s comment on IPC’s 124 A is a national matter. All all the issues that we raised in the session will be discussed in the meeting.The aim is to achieve maximum consensus among the opposing parties.However, if all parties disagree on the proposal. of leftist parties, especially the Privatization Bill and the issue of factory worker strikes, the leftist parties will raise this issue in both houses of Parliament separately,” he added.
Ahead of the Parliament session starting Monday, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi convened an all-party meeting at 11am on Sunday in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to be present. .
Speaker Lok Sabha Om Birla will also chair the all-party meeting of floor leaders of the House of Representatives today.
An all-party meeting is a routine procedure before the start of each session of Parliament to ensure its smooth functioning.
The government also put a series of laws on its agenda during the National Assembly session scheduled to end on August 13.