In pics: All-party meeting held at Parliament; PM Modi, Rajnath Singh, more than 40 leaders from 33 parties attend

More than 40 leaders from 33 parties attended the all-party meeting held at the Parliament on Sunday a day before the commencement of the Monsoon session.

Besides PM Modi, among the key leaders present in the all-party meeting were Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Commerce and Industries Minister Piyush Goyal, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien and DMK's Tiruchi Siva.

"Took part in the All-Party meeting before the start of Parliament's Monsoon Session. We look forward to a productive session where all issues can be debated as well as discussed in a constructive manner," tweeted Prime Minister Modi.

"More than 40 leaders from 33 parties attended the all-party meeting and suggested which subjects should be discussed. Addressing the meet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that all representatives' suggestions including those from the Opposition are very valuable," said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi.

"At the all-party meeting, Prime Minister Modi said that healthy and fruitful debates should take place in the Parliament. He said that the Government is ready to hold discussions on any subject if raised as per parliamentary rules and procedures," added Joshi.

Leaders of 33 political parties including Congress, TMC, DMK, YSRCP, Shiv Sena, JDU, BJD, SP, TRS, AIDMK, BSP, NCP, TDP, Akali Dal, RJD, AAP, CPI, CPI (M), IUML, AJSU, RLP, RSP, MDMK, Tamil Maanila Congress, Kerala Congress, JMM, MNF, RPI, NPF attended the all-party meeting.

Here's a look at these pictures from the meeting:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi during an all-party meeting
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi during an all-party meeting
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs an all-party meeting at Parliament, a day before the commencement of the Monsoon session of Parliament,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs an all-party meeting at Parliament, a day before the commencement of the Monsoon session of Parliament,
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi during an all-party meeting
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi during an all-party meeting
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In pics: All-party meeting held at Parliament; PM Modi, Rajnath Singh, more than 40 leaders from 33 parties attend
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay after a meeting with leaders of the parties in Lok Sabha on the eve of monsoon session of Parliament, at Library building in New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay after a meeting with leaders of the parties in Lok Sabha on the eve of monsoon session of Parliament, at Library building in New Delhi
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In pics: All-party meeting held at Parliament; PM Modi, Rajnath Singh, more than 40 leaders from 33 parties attend
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay after a meeting with leaders of the parties in Lok Sabha on the eve of monsoon session of Parliament, at Library building in New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay after a meeting with leaders of the parties in Lok Sabha on the eve of monsoon session of Parliament, at Library building in New Delhi
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Prime Minister Modi said that most of the parliamentarians have been vaccinated and hoped that this will help in undertaking the activities in the Parliament confidently.

An all-party meeting is a customary procedure that occurs before the beginning of every session of Parliament to ensure its smooth functioning.

The Monsoon Session of Parliament, 2021 will commence from Monday and continue till August 13. The government also has a series of legislations on its agenda for the Monsoon session.

According to the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, during the 19 sittings of the session, 31 Government business items including 29 Bills and 2 financial items will be taken up. Six bills will be brought to replace the ordinances.

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