Five-day Special Parliament Session to begin from 18th September 2023. An all-party meeting of floor leaders was held on 17 September in New Delhi ahead of a special session of parliament.
- Government representatives in the meeting included Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister Piyush Goyal, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi.
- Opposition party leaders present in the meeting included Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Farooq Abdullah, Derek O’Brien, Sanjay Singh, Ram Gopal Yadav, and Manoj Kumar Jha.
- The session will begin in the existing parliament building and shift to a new building on 19 September 2023. Regular business will commence on Wednesday.
- The government sought cooperation from parties to ensure the smooth functioning of the session.
- Some opposition parties advocated for the passage of the Women Reservation Bill, which aims to reserve one-third of seats for women in Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies.
- The special session will start with discussions on the Parliamentary Journey of 75 years, followed by a photo session and functions marking 75 years of independence.
- Eight bills will be taken up during this special session, including bills related to the Chief Election Commissioner, The Advocates (Amendment) Bill, The Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, and The Post Office Bill.
Q.: When will the regular business of the special session of parliament in the new building commence?
a) 18 September 2023
b) 19 September 2023
c) 20 September 2023
d) 21 September 2023
Ans : 19 September 2023