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New Delhi: Parliament’s monsoon session, expected to be stormy due to various contentious issues, will begin on July 21, an official said on Wednesday.

“The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) met today (Wednesday) which suggested the dates for it,” an official told IANS, adding that the meeting was chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

The session, that will last till August 13, is expected to be stormy as opposition parties have various issues, including the ones related to former chief of Indian Premier League (IPL) Lalit Modi and land acquisition ordinance issue.

Earlier, it was proposed to commence the monsoon session from July 20, but keeping in view the Eid festival, which may fall on July 18 or 19, a decision was taken to start it from July 21.

The government is already facing criticism from the opposition on the Lalit Modi controversy and land acquisition ordinance issue.

The Congress is pressurizing the government to drop External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia in connection with the Lalit Modi row.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, Law Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan were also present in the CCPA meet, the official said.

(IANS)

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Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu Feels Need to Protect Mother Tongue

Earlier in the day, Naidu paid condolences to the family of late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who died after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer on March 17

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Urban Development Minister of India M. Venkaiah Naidu. Twitter

Unlike the Latin American countries, India due to its size, tradition and wisdom withstood attempts by the Western colonisers to destroy its indigenous culture, Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu said here on Sunday.

Addressing students and officials at the National Institute of Oceanography, Naidu said along with the economic reforms, India attracted investments from other countries because it is one of the world’s oldest surviving civilisations.

“I have been to Latin American countries. I asked people there about their mother tongue and whether they were promoting it or not. Many of them do not even know their mother tongue,” Naidu said.

“When I asked them what happened, they said we were under Spain and our language got lost,” he said.

“The colonial rulers first try to attack your culture and then destroy everything. British tried it in context of India. They made English a qualification for jobs, but because of our size, culture and wisdom of people they could not succeed,” he said.

Venkaiah Naidu
Venkaiah Naidu. Wikimedia Commons

Naidu said the mother tongue helps articulate original thoughts, which make it imperative for everyone to learn and understand it.

The Vice-President also said the global business community were keen on investing in India not just because of recent economic reforms and stability, but also because of the ancient Indian civilisation and culture.

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“People appreciate of our culture because we are one of the oldest civilisations. We have never attacked any country,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Naidu paid condolences to the family of late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who died after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer on March 17. (IANS)