In the Central Hall, there will be a gathering of members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha for a ceremony to “celebrate the rich legacy of the Parliament of India and commit to make Bharat a developed Nation by 2047.”
Today is the first day of the five-day “Amrit Kaal” session of parliament. Discussions of the development of India’s parliamentary democracy are on the agenda. There are eight legislation listed, one of which is contentious and concerns the choice of the Chief Election Commissioner.
Here are the top ten details of this significant story:
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the discussion on Monday’s 75th anniversary of parliament in the Lok Sabha, and BJP senior leader Piyush Goyal will do the same in the Rajya Sabha.
- A gathering of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs will convene in the Central Hall on Tuesday at 11 a.m. for a ceremony to “celebrate the rich legacy of the Parliament of India and resolve to make Bharat a developed Nation by 2047.” There will be a picture shoot after it.
- The meeting will move to the new parliament building following the event on Tuesday at Central Hall. Given that it is Ganesh Chaturthi, a little puja might be performed.
- The Post Office Bill, the Advocates (Amendment) Bill, the Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, and the Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Bill are among the legislative items on the agenda.
- Jagdeep Dhankhar, vice president and chairman of the Rajya Sabha, raised the American flag atop the new structure on Sunday. Om Birla, the speaker of the Lok Saha, was also present.
- Both Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were not present. The prime minister, who turned 73, was booked solid. Mr. Kharge and other Congress officials were in Hyderabad for a meeting of the Working Committee, the top decision-making body of the organization.
- Several regional parties, notably K Chandrasekhar Rao’s Bharat Rashtra Samithi and Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal, advocated for the introduction of the women’s reservation bill at an all-party meeting that was conducted in the evening.
- The administration revealed the agenda earlier this week, ending days of rumors about the country’s name change or a bill on “One Nation One Election”. The government asserted that it is not customary to make the agenda of a special session public, but the Opposition has angrily refuted this allegation.
- Opposition leaders referred to the special session of parliament as a “diversionary tactic” by the BJP and said that urgent concerns should take precedence. In an earlier letter to PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi listed nine topics for discussion during the special session, among them the violence in Manipur and the wrestlers’ protest.
- Additionally, a special session of parliament was called to commemorate India’s 50th anniversary of independence. An after-midnight session was scheduled for August 15, 1997.