New Delhi, July 18: The monsoon session of the Indian Parliament went into session on Monday, with the Lok Sabha being adjourned soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the newly inducted Cabinet Ministers. The adjournment was announced due to an official mourning being observed on account of passing away of Dalpat Singh Paraste, Lok Sabha MP from Shahdol in Madhya Pradesh. The 66-year-old five time MP had passed away after suffering a brain haemorrhage while he was attending a public function. He was admitted to a private hospital, where he died while undergoing the treatment.
Paraste had passed away on June 1. The adjournment is in keeping with the established norms, which dictate that the House suspend business for a day, after mourning the departed Member, who has died either during the inter-session period or during the session itself. The monsoon session promises to be a stormy one, with many roadblocks, even as the government has expressed hope of a constructive session, with passage of many important Bills. The GST is on top of the government priority list, with PM Modi reaching out to all parties to keep ‘national interest above’ their own. ALSO READ: Monsoon session of Paliament: Congress to attack government over Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, failed NSG bid
“I have faith in all political parties. Have spoken to them and it is clear everyone is in a mood to take good decisions”, said the PM. “This session is taking place ahead of the 70th Independence Day Celebrations. In this session we wish to take the journey of these 70 years to greater heights, a new direction, and momentum by indulging in the best of discussions and take excellent decisions for the larger interst of the nation,” he added, saying further, “For the nation to move ahead with great speed, we need to walk shoulder-to-shoulder in the Parliament to give a direction to the nation.”