Parliament's monsoon session begins, Lok Sabha adjourned

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The monsoon session of parliament began on Monday but the Lok Sabha was adjourned shortly due to the death of Madhya Pradesh MP Dalpat Singh Paraste.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced his new ministers to the Lok Sabha on the first day of the Monsoon Session. The Lok Sabha will resume on Tuesday.

In the Rajya Sabha, meanwhile, the session started with Chairman Mohammad Hamid Ansari administering the oath of office to the newly-elected members of the house.

The prime minister had inducted 19 new faces in his Council of Ministers in the expansion which took place on July 5.

As per custom, Modi introduced his new colleagues in the government to the Lok Sabha on the first day of the session.

These included Prakash Javadekar, the new HRD minister, who has been elevated to the Cabinet rank.

Vijay Goel, Anil Madhav Dave, Faggan Singh Kulaste S.S.Ahluwalia, Ramdas Athawale, Ramesh Chandrappa, Rajen Gohain, Purushottam Rupala, M.J.Akbar, Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Mahendranath Pande, Ajay Tamta Krishna Raj, Mansukh Mandavia, Anupriya Patel, C. R. Chaudhary, P. P. Chaudhary and Subhash Ramrao Amre were among the new ministers of state and ministers of state with Independent charge introduced to the House.

Earlier, Conrad Kongkal Sangma, elected on National People's Party ticket from the Tura constituency in Meghalaya, took oath as member of the Lok Sabha.

The bypoll to the Tura seat was necessitated following the demise of veteran parliamentarian P. A. Sangma in March this year.

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