The Vice-President also condemns the killing of Amarnath pilgrims in a terrorist attack.
In the subsequent sittings in both Houses, the Opposition is likely to take on the government over lynching incidents and cow vigilantism, Kashmir situation and the border stand-off with China.
He said former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram had already said that the GST roll-out will be raised during the session in view of the fact that the law in its present form was not the law that was originally drafted by the Congress party.
He also said opposition parties will seek a discussion on the India-China standoff in the Dokalam area near the Bhutan trijunction.
BJP leaders have said they would take on the opposition over these issues claiming that the government's track record has been better than the UPA in terms of economy and agriculture growth.
He said the CPI-M will also raise the issues of Kashmir situation, border tensions with China as well as Pakistan, and agrarian crisis. Parliament is meeting at a crucial time when the nation has recently adopted the new indirect tax regime of Goods and Services Tax.
It is also expected that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will discuss the name of its Vice-Presidential nominee during their Parliamentary party executive meeting in the evening. A total of 18 bills has been listed for passage in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.
The bills which are important from an economic perspective include the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017; the Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017.
Both houses of Parliament are unlikely to transact any business on the first day on account of the death of members - Vinod Khanna (Lok Sabha) and Anil Dave and P Goverdhan Reddy (Rajya Sabha).