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Monsoon session of Parliament to begin today

August 8, 2012 - New Delhi

The Monsoon session of the Parliament will begin today. The Opposition parties have already prepared a list of topics to corner the government on the very first day. The Monsoon session will last for a month.

BJP has announced that it will raise the issue of Assam clashes, allegations of coal bloc allocation scams, controversial Aircel-Maxis deal, Railway Ministry portfolio, Tamil Nadu express train accident, Pune blasts etc. The government and the opposition parties are likely to indulge in charges and counter charges on the very first day of the session. BJP is likely to see a suspension of Question Hour to discuss on the Kokrajhar violence.

The session will be a test for Leader of the Lok Sabha Sushil Kumar Shinde who has to defend the government amid several tensions and allegations against the government.

Government on the other hand is hoping to take up 31 bills during the session. UPA is seeking to pass The Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill, the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) and the Companies Bill. It is also planning to move the Lokpal bill in the Rajya Sabha.

Nominated Rajya Sabha members Sachin Tendulkar and Rekha have already said that they would attend the first day of the session.

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