The five-day special session of Parliament is set to begin today amid intense speculation whether the govt has planned any surprise during this unexpected session. A discussion on the ‘Parliamentary Journey’ will be held in the Parliament today.
More than three months after the new Parliament House was inaugurated, the Members of Parliament will move into the building on Tuesday, the second day of the special session and on the Hindu festival day of Ganesh Chaturthi. On day one of the Session, Lok Sabha has listed business to hold discussion on “Parliamentary journey of 75 years starting from Samvidhan Sabha – achievements, experiences, memories and learnings”.
Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi says, “On the first day, the session will be held in the Old Parliament House… Next day i.e. on 19th September, there will be a photo session in the Old Parliament, then at 11 am there will be a function in the Central Hall. After that, we will enter the new Parliament. Parliament session will start in the new Parliament on the 19th of September and regular government work will start from the 20th of September.”
Meanwhile, the opposition parties are still suspicious of what the government intends to use this special session of the Parliament for. ” …There is something that is being concealed, we want to know that…I have never come across such a situation where the political parties and the MPs are kept in the dark”, says DMK MP Tiruchi Siva on the special Parliament session.