According to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Wednesday, the Indian government has scheduled an all-party meeting on September 17, one day before the start of the five-day extraordinary session of parliament.
Pralhad Joshi, the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, announced on Wednesday that the Centre had called a meeting of the floor leaders of all political parties for September 17, one day prior to the start of the five-day Special Session of Parliament.
According to a statement Joshi made on social media site X, all relevant leaders have received an email invitation to the meeting.
Joshi has not yet provided a detailed agenda for the “special session” of Parliament, which will take place from September 18 for five days.
Joshi wrote on X, “Amid Amrit Kaal, looking forward to having fruitful discussions and debate in Parliament.”
There hasn’t been a precise agenda for the session yet, but there have been rumours that it might be about a law to give women the right to reservations, a uniform civil code, concurrent elections, or other things.
Additionally, it’s anticipated that during this session, the Parliament would do business in the new building instead of the old one. Furthermore, there have been rumours on the objectives of the special session of parliament, ranging from a request to rename India as Bharat to the ‘One Nation One Election’ plan.
Congress criticises the special session of Parliament
With only a few days until it starts, opposition leaders on Wednesday criticised the administration over the upcoming extraordinary session of Parliament, claiming that “only two people” are aware of its agenda.
“Today is September 13,” wrote Congress national secretary Jairam Ramesh in a post on the social media platform X. The start of the five-day special session of Parliament is in five days, and nobody, with the possible exception of One Man (and possibly the Other One as well), knows what the agenda is.
The agenda for the five-day special session beginning on September 18 has been kept a secret by the government, which has been under fire from the Congress on numerous occasions.
Prior to the Modi administration, Ramesh asserted that all special sessions’ agendas were known in advance and that only the Modi government “distorts” legislative customs.
The Congress national secretary, Jairam Ramesh, wrote on the social media platform X, “Today is September 13.” The start of the five-day special session of Parliament is in five days, and nobody, with the possible exception of One Man (and possibly the Other One as well), knows what the agenda is.