The opposition has long claimed that the agenda of the special session has not been clarified. Some opposition parties questioned the timing of the session and also pointed out that the circulating agenda did not mention that the five-day session would be a special session.
Updated on September 18, 2023 | 11:08 AM EDT
The extraordinary session of Parliament begins today
“We have been served snacks, and the agenda has not been revealed. We will press for the women’s reservation bill. But we know that the BJP will not allow us to discuss it,” he said.
Some opposition parties questioned the timing of the session and also pointed out that the circulating agenda did not mention that the five-day session would be a special session.
The Government has submitted a preliminary list of legislative acts to be taken up which include the Repeal and Amendment Bill, 2023, the Post Office Bill, 2023 and the Chief Electoral Commissioners and Other Electoral Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and Term of Service Office) Bill, 2023, and the Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2023. , 2023 and the Draft Press and Periodical Registration Law, 2023.
What did Prime Minister Modi say?
Meanwhile, before the session, PM Modi gave a big nod and said that the session is short but it will be huge. While speaking outside Parliament, the Prime Minister said, “All upcoming decisions will be taken in the new Parliament building.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “…This session of Parliament is short but huge in time. It is a session of historic decisions. What is special about this session is that the journey of 75 years begins from a new destination… Now, taking the journey forward from a new place… New… We have to make the country a developed country by 2047. For this, all upcoming decisions will be taken in the new Parliament building…”
The special session will see the official move from the old Parliament building to the new one on September 19, on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
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