Parliament Session: Sources have indicated that a crucial gathering of the Union Cabinet is expected to occur at 6:30 pm on Monday during the current special parliamentary session, with reports suggesting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has summoned this cabinet meeting.
Union Ministers meet PM and Home Minister
Ahead of the cabinet meeting, Union ministers such as Piyush Goyal and Pralhad Joshi, along with others, held discussions with Prime Minister Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, according to sources. The meeting is anticipated to occur in the Parliament Annexe building, while the specific topics to be addressed during the meeting remain undisclosed.
During the INDIA bloc meeting on Monday morning, the leaders reached a consensus to maintain floor coordination among their respective parties throughout the five-day session. Their strategy involves targeting the government on key concerns, including price inflation, unemployment, the situation in Manipur, and Chinese border incursions.
Additionally, they intend to exert pressure on the government to permit discussions on topics concerning Adani enterprises, agricultural distress, the nation’s economic condition, and the caste-based census. Prominent leaders from various political parties including Congress, TMC, RJD, NCP, left parties, JMM, Samajwadi Party, DM, and VCK gathered for the meeting, which was held at around 10 am at the office of the leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge.
PM Modi responds to Sonia Gandhi’s letter
Former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi had previously written to Prime Minister Modi expressing concerns about the absence of an agenda for the special Parliament session and suggesting a list of issues for discussion. In response, Prime Minister Modi characterised this parliamentary session as potentially brief in duration but momentous in significance, with the potential for “historic decisions” to be made. On Sunday, Pralhad Joshi extended a request to all political parties for their active cooperation and support to ensure the seamless operation of both Houses of Parliament.