The government reached out to the opposition Congress on Wednesday and sought the party’s cooperation in the upcoming session of Parliament, starting June 17. Also Read - MP Police Detains Digvijaya Singh, Uses Water Canons to Disperse Congress Workers Protesting Against Farm Laws | Watch

According to sources, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, along with the two ministers of state in his ministry — Arjun Ram Meghwal and V Muraleedharan — met Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad at his residence in New Delhi. Also Read - Breaking News: Fire Breaks Out in Delhi's Uttam Nagar, 15 Fire Tenders Rushed to Spot

The ministers conveyed their best wishes to the senior Congress leader on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and sought his party’s cooperation in the upcoming Parliament session. Also Read - Rajasthan Congress MLA Gajendra Singh Shaktawat Dies at 48

The government has convened an all-party meeting in Parliament on June 16, ahead of the Lok Sabha session, where it will seek the cooperation of all the political parties in ensuring a smooth session, the sources pointed out.

The Lok Sabha will commence from June 17. After the new MPs take oath on the first two days, the Speaker will be elected on June 19.

President Ram Nath Kovind will address a joint sitting of both houses of Parliament on June 20.