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States should take stringent action: Modi on cow vigilantism

States should take stringent action: Modi on cow vigilantism

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said it is ready to answer any doubts and queries raised by the Opposition in the Parliament's Monsoon Session.

"Farm distress" and the "economic burdens" on the people were also taken up.

Parliament is expected to witness debates on cow vigilantism, farmers' protests, corruption charges against opposition leaders, Kashmir unrest and India's stand-off with China before the monsoon session ends on August 11.

Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan has also called an all party meeting at 7pm at the Parliament library building. The PM asked all parties to collectively fight hooliganism by cow vigilantes and said all State governments should take stringent action against anti-social elements perpetrating violence.

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Apart from this the Centre will also introduce 16 new bills in both the houses of the Parliament for consideration and passing. "But committing crimes in the name of cow protection out of personal animosities can not be tolerated".

Kumar said that Parliament will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Quit India and added that the prime minister has sought healthy discussion over the historical significance of the event.

The issue has raised concerns as the targets of such violence have been minority members and Dalits.

"They (cow vigilantes) must be vigorously opposed and action taken to restore faith of all Indians in our Constitution", he said.

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Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, said the situation on the border with China in the Sikkim sector is very tense even as he blamed Beijing for the boundary stand-off.

Mr. Modi also brought up the issue of political corruption, days after the family of RJD chief Lalu Prasad came under the scanner of central agencies.

"All opposition parties must unite together".

According to PRS Legislative Research, a total of 18 bills have been listed for passage in the Parliament. "If the opposition demands a discussion on some current issues, we will discuss the same in the business advisory committee and the chairman will decide the time and date of discussion", Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told PTI.

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In the 545-member Lok Sabha, the Congress has 45 members while the TMC has 34.


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