PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi attend Speaker Om Birla's meeting after Lok Sabha session ends abruptly
New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Sonia Gandhi were on Wednesday present at a meeting of all political parties' leaders called by Speaker Om Birla at his room in Parliament after the monsoon session ended this morning, two days early.
PM Modi and Sonia Gandhi sat on adjoining sofas in the meeting, visuals from the meeting showed.
Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress's Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and leaders of the Trinamool Congress, Akali Dal, YSR Congress and BJD were also present.
Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament, Wednesday adjourned sine die two days before the scheduled end to the monsoon session.
Almost all the days were adjourned in the monsoon session as the Opposition staged protests on a number of issues.
However, the meeting seems to be a cordial one which was evident from the smiling face of Speaker Om Birla.
लोकसभा की कार्यवाही अनिश्चितकाल के लिए स्थगित होने के बाद सभी दलों के नेताओं से आग्रह किया कि जनता के कल्याण तथा उनके अभावों को दूर करने के लिए भविष्य में सदन में चर्चा और संवाद को प्रोत्साहित करें।#MonsoonSession pic.twitter.com/odhLGgP122— Om Birla (@ombirlakota) August 11, 2021
NDTV quoting sources reported that the Speaker urged all parties to cooperate with the functioning of the house in future.
Both Houses of the Parliament witnessed repeated adjournments during the monsoon session and several bills were passed in din.
The Opposition had put up a united front against the government over Pegasus snooping controversy, farm laws, price rise, and other issues.
Opposition leaders held several strategy meets through the session, and held demonstrations as well.
"I am hurt by the fact that the proceedings of the house did not take place per expectations in this session. I always make an effort to see that maximum business takes place in the House and discussions are held over issues related to the public. But there was continuous obstruction this time. This could not be resolved," Birla told the media.
The monsoon session of Parliament, which started on July 19 was scheduled to end on August 13, but was cut short amid continuing protests.