Monsoon session of Parliament beginning Monday even as the Opposition seeks to corner the ruling dispensation over its handling of the second wave of COVID-19 and the rise in fuel prices.
The government has listed 17 new bills for introduction in the session. Three of the bills seek to replace ordinances issued recently.
Once a session starts an ordinance has to be passed as a bill within 42 days or six weeks, else it lapses. One of the ordinances issued on June 30, prohibits any agitation and strike by anyone engaged in the essential defence services.