Violating law in the name of cow protection unacceptable: PM Modi

Lawrence Kim
July 17, 2017

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. "People involved in disturbing harmony in the country are also taking advantage of it", he said.

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

Voting to elect the new President is also scheduled for the same day, in which 776 members of Parliament will cast their ballot.

He "urged all parties to extend their support to the government in fighting corruption and the issue of communal violence in the name of cow protection", another statement from the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs said.

The Lok Sabha as well as the Rajya Sabha will be adjourned on Monday due to the death of sitting members of both the Houses and serious proceedings are expected from Tuesday.

"There is a law on cow protection in the country".

Seeking the support of the opposition parties in tackling "communal violence" in the name of cow protection, Modi also warned against giving a political or communal colour to the issue.

Kumar was addressing mediapersons after attending an all-party meeting on Sunday, where PM Modi and senior BJP leaders were present.

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.

Modi had spoken against cow vigilantes earlier as well. "We have said that the matter of China should be raised in the Parliament as this is not only the concern of the ruling party, but a matter of country's security as well", Azad said.

Although the Opposition parties have so far backed the government stance on the issue, they might look to drum up popular sentiment of an armed "solution" to the impasse. "This is impossible, unless the government plans to pass all these bills and grants in the din minus any discussion", he said. We will hold discussions on external as well as internal dimensions.

Meanwhile, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has also called for a meeting of leaders of political parties at the Parliament later in the evening to ensure a smooth transaction of business in the House.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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