At an all party meeting ahead of the Parliament Session that begins on Monday, a source quoted Modi as saying that it was the collective responsibility of all parties to run the house.

Modi assured all parties that issues raised would be discussed according to their importance, adding that the Budget Session was very important.

Modi also said that the country looks up to the Parliament, the source said.

The Government is set to face tough times during the Budget session of Parliament even as it promised to walk the "extra mile" to accommodate opposition's concerns and Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for cooperation for the benefit of common man.
Modi underlined at a meeting of all parties here that smooth functioning of Parliament should be ensured as the Budget session is very crucial and people look at it with lots of hopes and aspirations.

Earlier, the tone for the concilliatory approach was set when Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, in an unusual gesture, drove to Congress President Sonia Gandhi's residence to meet her to seek cooperation of the largest opposition party in carrying out the legislative business.
However, the opposition parties appeared to be unimpressed and made clear their mood of taking on the government, particularly on the move to amend the Land Acquisition Act.
Naidu admitted that some opposition parties expressed reservations against the land ordinance move even as there was "broad consensus" on five other Ordinances to be converted into Acts.
While describing his meeting Gandhi as a "cordial" one, Naidu said she expressed concerns over land Ordinance.

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