Day 1 of the special session of Parliament began with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in the Lok Sabha. The extraordinary five-day session of Parliament is set to begin on Monday. The parliamentary sessions will transfer to the nearby new state-of-the-art facility on September 19.
Pralhad Joshi, the Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, announced on Sunday that the session will feature 5 sittings spread out over 5 days and that eight legislative subjects are likely to be discussed at this time.
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“Parliamentary journey of 75 years starting from Samvidhan Sabha – achievements, experiences, memories and learnings” will also be discussed.
On Sunday, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar hoisted the national flag atop “Gaja Dwar” of the new Parliament building. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla was also present on the occasion. The Special Session of the Parliament will be held from September 18 to 22.
After weeks of no information about the agenda, the government last week announced an agenda that included bills to be taken up for consideration and a discussion on “Parliamentary journey of 75 years starting from Samvidhan Sabha – achievements, experiences, memories and learnings”.
On Sunday morning, Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Joshi made a request to all parties for their active support and cooperation in order to ensure the efficient running of the two Houses of Parliament.
Several ministers, including Union Minister Piyush Goyal, who is also the Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, and Union Minister V Muraleedharan, as well as 51 leaders from 34 parties, attended the gathering of all the floor leaders of political parties in the Parliament.