There should be meaningful discussion in both the Houses, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said

More than 40 leaders from 33 parties attended an all-party meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the eve of the Monsoon Session of Parliament on Sunday.

Addressing the meet, PM Modi said that all representatives' suggestions including those from Opposition were very valuable.

Pointing out that there should be a meaningful discussion in both the Houses, he assured that efforts will be made to implement the suggestions collectively.

The Monsoon session of Parliament is scheduled from July 19 to August 13.

According to the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Prime Minister Modi called for healthy discussions and sought the cooperation of the leaders of all political parties. He expressed the hope that the sessions runs smoothly and completes its work.

He pointed out that as per our traditions of healthy democracy, issues concerning the people should be raised in amicable manner, and the Government should be given opportunity to respond to these discussions.

It was the responsibility of all to create such a conducive environment, PM Modi said.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister also expressed his condolences for the loss of lives due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister and Leader of House in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi were among those from the government who were present at the meeting.

Leaders of 33 political parties including Congress, TMC, DMK, YSRCP, Shiv Sena, JDU, BJD, SP, TRS, AIDMK, BSP, NCP, TDP, Akali Dal, RJD, AAP, CPI, CPI (M), IUML, AJSU, RLP, RSP, MDMK, Tamil Maanila Congress, Kerala Congress, JMM, MNF, RPI, NPF participated in the meeting.

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge of the Congress party, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha and Congress MP, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, TMC leader Derek O'Brien, and Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav were among the opposition leaders who attended the meet.