Centre ready to discuss Manipur issue in Parliament

The Government said at an all-party meeting on Wednesday that it is willing to discuss the Manipur situation in the Parliament.
"The session begins today. So, a meeting of all-party floor leaders was called. 34 parties and 44 leaders attended the meeting. We received important suggestions. Government has 31 legislative listed items. All the parties want a discussion on Manipur and the Government is ready to discuss it," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said.
The Centre has convened an all-party meeting to deliberate on a host of issues related to Parliament's monsoon session, which will begin from July 20. The monsoon session of Parliament will continue till August 11.
It's a customary get-together on the eve of a session's start as various parties put across their issues at the meeting attended by senior Government Ministers.
The Opposition has been seeking a response from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Manipur issue, which is facing ethnic violence since May 3 and has seen many fatalities.
There will be a total of 17 sittings during the session. The Monsoon session will start in the old Parliament building.
Opposition parties held a unity meeting in Bengaluru on Tuesday and decided that the group will be called Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA). Leaders from 26 Opposition parties attended the two-day Bengaluru meeting, the second such meeting after the first meeting held in Patna.
The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance also held a meeting which was addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. TNN (With agency inputs)