PM once again; Violence in the name of cow not acceptable
Our correspondent /NEW DELHI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reiterated that ‘strict action should be taken against the people who were involved in violence in the name of cow protection’. Prime Minister also said that state governments should take action against such people. He said that there were laws to protect the cows but taking law into hands was not acceptable.
PM was speaking at the All-party meeting convened by the Government ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning tomorrow.
According to the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, who briefed media persons, Prime Minister also said that state governments should take action against such people. The Prime Minister said, there are laws to protect the cows but taking law into hands is not acceptable.
Mr Modi said, there was an attempt to give political and communal colour to such issues which will not benefit the country. Mr Modi also urged the political parties to come together to fight against corruption. He thanked them for their cooperation while implementing the Goods and Service Tax across the country. Mr. Modi urged the political parties to help government in ensuring that Monsoon session of Parliament become productive.
The meeting was called to seek opposition’s support for the smooth conduct of proceedings in both the Houses of Parliament.
Union Ministers Ananth Kumar, Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley were among those who attended the meeting from the government side.
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, CPI national secretary D Raja and Mulayam Singh Yadav of SP and other leaders of opposition parties were also are part of it. The Trinamool Congress did not attend the meeting.
Earlier, talking to media, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said his party has demanded the discussion on Kashmir issue and continued standoff with China over Doklam matter in Parliament. Mr Azad alleged that government’s failure in Jammu and Kashmir is not opening any room for talks leading to political suffocation.
Sitaram Yechury of the CPI (M) said government should bring women reservation bill in this session. He said, his party also wants discussion on internal and external issues including cow vigilantism, flood problem and Kashmir issue. Mr Yechury said, two separate bills related to right to privacy for common man and right to sell at MSP for farmers should be brought in Parliament. He said government has listed 16 bills for this session.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has also called a meeting of leaders of political parties in the House this evening at Parliament House. During the meeting, Ms Mahajan will seek cooperation from the floor leaders of different parties in the Lok Sabha to ensure smooth transaction of business.
Besides all party meetings convened by the Government and Lok Sabha Speaker, Leaders of ruling NDA will meet this evening to chalk out their strategy in Parliament. The current situation in Jammu and Kashmir and other issues are expected to be raised in both the Houses by the opposition while the government’s achievements in the past three years, the implementation of Goods and Services Tax and group clashes in West Bengal are likely to be raised by the treasury bench during the session. The Monsoon Session will continue till 11th of next month.
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