New Delhi: Before the special session of Parliament starting tomorrow, an all-party meeting has been called in the Library Building of Parliament. Leaders of many opposition parties have reached Delhi to attend the all-party meeting in the national capital. Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Vaiko, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader V Sivadasan have arrived to participate in the meeting called by the government.
Earlier on Wednesday, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said that a meeting of leaders of all parties has been called on September 17, a day before the five-day special session. The special session will be held from 18 to 22 September. Union Minister Pralhad Joshi gave this information on social media.
He said, “Invitation for this has been sent to the concerned leaders through email. The letter will be followed.”
The monsoon session of Parliament, which concluded last month, was held in the Old Parliament House.
The special session will discuss the 75-year journey of Parliament, starting with the Constituent Assembly, whose first meeting was held on December 9, 1946.
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A parliamentary bulletin on Wednesday said that on the first day of the long special session of five sittings, there will be a discussion in Parliament on ’75 years of parliamentary journey starting from the Constituent Assembly – achievements, experiences, memories and learnings’.
The announcement of the special session came as a surprise in political circles, as the parties are preparing for assembly elections in five states later this year.
Earlier today, Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar hoisted the national flag at the new Parliament building, a day before the beginning of the special session of Parliament.
In the special session starting from Monday, parliamentary proceedings will be shifted from the old building to the adjacent new building.
Dhankhar hoisted the flag over the “Gaj Gate” of the new Parliament House. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla was also present on this occasion.
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