All political parties will meet before Sunday's parliamentary session -
All political parties will meet before Sunday's parliamentary session
Posted 16 Sep 2023 05:43 PM

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The government will meet with the leaders of all political parties before Sunday's parliamentary session to announce amid loud noise and listen to their views if there will be any surprises during the five-day session.
The unusual timing of the session starting on Monday has left everyone curious, even though the main topic on the agenda is a special debate on Parliament's 75-year journey since the Samvidhan Sabha.
The government also listed the draft law on the appointment of the chief commissioner of the election commission and other election commissioners, which will be discussed and approved in the session. The bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha in the last monsoon session.
The government has the privilege of introducing new laws or other matters to parliament that may not be on the list. While there is no official word on any likely new legislation, there has been talk of a bill to ensure a quota for women in elected parliaments such as the Lok Sabha and state assemblies.

Adding to the anticipation surrounding the session is the highly likely move of Parliament to a new building inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28.
Several MPs are set to wear new official government uniforms, signaling that the move to the new building is likely to mark a fresh start in many ways.
The successful G20 summit held in the national capital during India's presidency boosted Modi's appeal and will be a major talking point for the finance ministry during the session.

The new dress code, which features a floral motif on staff, has already sparked political controversy, with Congress calling it a "cheap" tactic to promote the ruling party's electoral symbol, the lotus flower. Announcing the session, Parliament Minister Pralhad Joshi described it as a "special session". But the government later clarified that it was an ordinary session, the 13th session of the current Lok Sabha and the 261st session of the Rajya Sabha.
The Budget, Monsoon and Winter sessions of parliament are usually held every year. The monsoon session was held in July-August and winter session was held in November-December.

The budget session has a fixed starting time from the end of January every year. The break between two sessions must not exceed six months.
So far, the government has listed a special debate on the 75-year journey of Parliament, which will begin on the first day of the Samvidhan Sabha session.

Apart from the debate scheduled for September 18 on "Samvidhan Sabha 75 Years of Parliamentary Journey - Achievements, Experiences, Memories and Learning", the other listed business of the Lok Sabha is the "Lawyers (Amendment) Bill, 2023" and the "Lawyers". ' (Amendment) Bill, 2023. the Press and Newspapers Registration Act, 2023 which has already been passed by the Rajya Sabha on 3 August 2023.
Besides, "The Post Office Bill, 2023" is also listed in the business of Lok Sabha, according to the official release. The bill was earlier introduced in the Rajya Sabha on 10 August 2023. The list of companies is preliminary and more items may be added.

On August 31, Joshi announced a "special session" of Parliament for five days from September 18, but did not give a specific agenda for it. "Between Amrit Kaal, we look forward to fruitful discussions and debate in parliament," Joshi tweeted to X.
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh shared the agenda of the special session of the 10th Parliament, saying it was "much ado about nothing" and that everything could wait until the November winter session, but added that the government may have "legislative grenades". . up the sleeve

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