New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Saturday that the monsoon session of Parliament would begin on July 20 and continue till August 11.
While making the announcement, he urged the political parties to contribute to the meaningful discussion during the session.
The session is expected to be stormy as the opposition parties are coming together to form a united front against the Narendra Modi-led BJP in view of the Lok Sabha elections next year.
Moreover, the Parliament is meeting at a time when Prime Minister Modi has made a strong pitch for a Uniform Civil Code and has taken steps to increase consultations on the issue.
Sources said the monsoon session is expected to begin in the old Parliament building and later shift to the new building. The new building was inaugurated by Modi on 28 May.
Joshi tweeted, “The Monsoon Session of Parliament, 2023, will begin on July 20 and will continue till August 11. Urge all parties to contribute to the productive discussion on legislative business and other subjects during the session.”
The session will last for 23 days and will have 17 sittings, he said in another tweet in Hindi.
During the session, the government may introduce a bill to replace the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Ordinance.
The Ordinance effectively nullified a Supreme Court ruling that had given the Delhi government greater legislative and administrative control over “services”.
The National Research Foundation Bill, approved by the Union Cabinet, is also likely to be introduced. The proposed foundation would be a new funding agency to enhance the country’s research capacity in the areas of science and technology. PTI SKU/NAB NSD
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