All-party meeting held in New Delhi ahead of Parliament session

An all-party meeting was held in New Delhi today ahead of the Parliament session beginning tomorrow.

During the meeting, the government sought the support of Opposition parties to ensure smooth functioning of both the Houses.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma of Congress, NCP leader Supriya Sule, TR Balu of DMK, Derek O Brien of TMC, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, Navneetha Krishnan of AIADMK and Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav were among those who attended the meeting.

Briefing media after the over two-hour long meeting, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister said, the Prime Minister will hold a meeting with all party Presidents on the 19th of this month on the issue of One Nation, One Election. He said Mr Modi will also meet all the MPs on 20th. Mr Joshi hoped this session of Parliament will be productive.

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.

The session will continue till the 26th of next month. President Ram Nath Kovind will address the joint sitting of both the Houses on Thursday. The Budget will be presented on the 5th of next month.

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