Monsoon Session of Parliament: The Monsoon Session of Parliament is expected to be stormy as the Opposition is likely to raise the Manipur issue. The latest video from the violence-hit state has drawn strong criticism from opposition parties. The monsoon session is scheduled to begin on July 20 (Thursday) and will continue till August 11. According to the Centre, there will be a total of 17 sittings during this session and 31 Bills are likely to be taken up for consideration. Meanwhile, during an all-party meeting on July 19, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi announced that the government was ready to discuss in Parliament all issues permitted under the rules and approved by the Speaker.
fear of anarchy
A lot of uproar is expected during the session as opposition parties put up a united front against the Narendra Modi-led BJP in view of the Lok Sabha elections next year. Also, the monsoon session is starting at a time when Prime Minister Modi has made a strong pitch for the Uniform Civil Code and has also taken steps to increase consultations on the issue.
The session will be held in the old building
However, according to the announcement of Union Minister of State Meenakshi Lekhi, the monsoon session of Parliament will begin in the old building. The new building was inaugurated by Modi on 28 May.
Announcing the dates, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi had earlier tweeted, “Monsoon Session of Parliament, 2023, to begin on 20th July and continue till 11th August. Urge all parties to contribute to the productive discussion on legislative business and other subjects during the session.” for session.
Session will last for 23 days
He had said in another tweet in Hindi that the session would last for 23 days and have 17 sittings.
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” matters. 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.