First session of 17th Lok Sabha begins today
Budget, Triple Talaq bill in focus
New Delhi: The first day of the 17th Lok Sabha Session begins from Monday. During the session, the passage of the Union budget and other key legislations like triple talaq will be the prime focus.
A day prior to the first day of the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi chaired an all-party meeting and invited heads of all the parties to another meeting on June 19 to discuss the “one nation, one election” issue, “150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi” and other important matters at hand.
As there are a lot new fresh faces in the Lok Sabha this year, PM Modi said the first session should begin with “fresh zeal and new thinking.”
At the all-party meeting held on Sunday, Congress raised their doubts and concerns to the government about the issue of farmers’ distress, unemployment, drought, press freedom and also demanded early conducting of assembly polls for Jammu and Kashmir.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress lawmaker Adhir Ranjan Choudhary, K Suresh, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and TMC leader Derek O’Brien graced the meeting with their presence.
The bills likely to be introduced in the 17th Lok Sabha Session besides the Triple Talaq bill are The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers Cadre) Bill, 2019 and Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019.
The first session of the lower house of the parliament has been scheduled from June 17 to July 26. The economic survey will be presented on July 4. The budget will be discussed and presented on July 5. The Lok Sabha Speaker will be elected on June 19. During the 40 days period of the first session, Lok Sabha will have 30 sittings and Rajya Sabha will have 27 sittings.
On June 20, PM Narendra Modi will be hosting a dinner to which MPs of both the houses of parliament are invited where they will exchange ideas and interact freely.