The government convened an all-party meeting on Sunday in preparation for the Special Session of Parliament set to commence on Monday. During this meeting, several regional parties, including the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), advocated for the tabling of the Women Reservation Bill in the upcoming session, according to Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, as reported by PTI. The proceedings of the House will be conducted from the new parliamentary building on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi on September 19, as confirmed by NCP leader Praful Patel.
Before the meeting, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari had stated that his party would raise various issues, including price inflation, unemployment, social conflicts, and the situation in Manipur.
Regarding the demand from various parties for the Women Reservation Bill, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi commented that a decision would be made at the “appropriate time.”
Representatives of the government at the meeting included Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister Piyush Goyal, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi.
The meeting also saw the participation of several prominent leaders from various parties, as reported by PTI. This included Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury of Congress, HD Deve Gowda of JD(S), Kanimozhi of DMK, Ram Mohan Naidu of TDP, Derek O’Brien of TMC, Sanjay Singh of AAP, Sasmit Patra of BJD, K Keshava Rao of BRS, Manoj Jha of RJD, and Ram Gopal Yadav of SP.
In recent political circles, there has been speculation about potential surprises from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during the five-day parliamentary session, scheduled to conclude on September 22. Speculation grew after a formal invitation to a G20 dinner from the Rashtrapati Bhavan raised questions about the use of the phrase “President of Bharat.” Opposition parties alleged that the BJP was attempting to propose a formal renaming of ‘India’ as ‘Bharat.’
While the timing of the special parliamentary session has been a subject of speculation, a notable item on the agenda is a special discussion on Parliament’s 75-year journey, beginning with the “Samvidhan Sabha” (Constituent Assembly).
The list of scheduled business during the five-day session also includes a bill related to the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner and other election commissioners, set to be considered and potentially passed during the session. This bill was initially introduced in the Rajya Sabha during the previous Monsoon session.
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