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Modi govt announces special Parliament session from September 18 to 22

There was no official word on the agenda of the session which will be held days after the G20 Summit in the national capital on September 9 and 10.

India TV News Desk Edited By: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: September 01, 2023 0:13 IST
Parliament's special session from September 18 to 22
Image Source : PTI Parliament's special session from September 18 to 22

Parliament Special Session: Union Minister Pralhad Joshi on Thursday announced that Parliament's special session will be held from September 18 to 22.

The parliamentary affairs minister said, "Special Session of Parliament (13th Session of 17th Lok Sabha and 261st Session of Rajya Sabha) is being called from 18th to 22nd September having 5 sittings. Amid Amrit Kaal looking forward to have fruitful discussions and debate in Parliament."

There was no official word on the agenda of the session which will be held days after the G20 Summit in the national capital on September 9 and 10.

It will be the first such special session under the nine years of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government which had convened a special joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to mark the midnight GST roll-out on June 30, 2017.

However, it will be a full-fledged session of five days this time with both Houses meeting separately as they usually do during sessions. Generally, three parliamentary sessions are held in a year- Budget, Monsoon and Winter sessions.

Sources said the "special session" could see parliamentary operations being shifted to the new Parliament building which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28.

With the government not spelling out its agenda, speculation swirled that the government may push some showpiece bills in the run-up to some key state assembly polls followed by the all-important Lok Sabha election.

Sources, including in the ruling BJP, spoke of the possibility of bills on simultaneous general, state and local polls, something Modi has assiduously pushed, and reservation for women in directly elected legislatures like Lok Sabha and assemblies.

Both are constitutional amendment bills and will require passage with the support of two-third members in both Houses.

The recent historic success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission and India's goals for 'Amrit Kaal' may be part of the wider discussions during the special session, which will come a week after the G20 summit meeting scheduled for September 9-10.

Monsoon Session of Parliament ended on August 11

The monsoon session of the Parliament ended on August 11 which mainly witnessed ruckus on Manipur issue. The opposition also brought a no-confidence motion against the government during the monsoon session. The debate that lasted for two days the opposition made many allegations against the government regarding the issue of Manipur. Home Minister Amit Shah however gave a detailed reply on this issue. At the same time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also attacked the opposition fiercely.

With inputs from PTI

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