Monsoon session: Parliament adjourned for the day

sumitra-mahajan Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan | File

Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day after paying tributes to departed members. 

Earlier the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged all parties to work in the interest of the nation. "This monsoon session is very important in many ways as the country will elect its new President," Modi said after arriving at Parliament to participate in presidential polls.

"Today the Monsoon session begins. Like the monsoon brings hope, this session also brings same spirit of hope. After the summer, the rains fill the soil with pleasant smell. The same way, due to the good rains of the GST, the whole session will be full of enthusiasm. I believe, all political parties, all MPs, will take significant decisions in national interest, will engage with high standard of debate and will try to provide value addition in all issues, value addition in all system," he said.

Expressing hope, the prime minister said all the parliamentarians would engage in quality debate in the interest of the nation.

The prime minister said the passage of GST showed the good that can be achieved when all parties come together and work for the nation.

"The GST spirit is about growing stronger together. I hope the same GST spirit prevails in the session," he said.

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