First session of 17th Lok Sabha Likely From June 6-15

New Delhi: The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha is likely to begin from June 6 and will go on till June 15, an official communique said.

The dates of the first Parliament session are expected to be finalised during the first meeting of the new Cabinet on May 31, a day after Narendra Modi takes oath as prime minister of the country for a second term, officials informed.

President Ram Nath Kovindis set to address the joint sitting of the two houses of Parliament on June 6, the first day of the session. A pro-tem speaker of the Lok Sabha is also likely to be appointed the same day.

The pro-tem speaker will administer the oath of office to all the newly elected MPs of the 17th Lok Sabha before the speaker’s election expected on June 10, the sources added.

Following the appointment of the speaker, both houses will take up the motion of thanks on which Modi will give his reply.

The president will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Modi and other members of the Union council of ministers during a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday at 7 pm, an official communique said.

It is important to note here that Narendra Modi is the first BJP leader to get elected for the second term after successful completion of a five-year term. This feat has only been achieved by three Congress leaders- Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Manmohan Singh.

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