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This will be the first Parliament session amid pandemic. Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs likely to meet soon to decide on the schedule.
In a video conference, Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi discusses issues that should be raised in Parliament to corner the Modi government.
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In Modi’s first Lok Sabha term, about 900 private member bills were introduced in Parliament but not even 2 per cent of these bills were discussed.
This is the second time this year that President Ram Nath Kovind has mentioned the controversial Rafale fighter jets in an address to Parliament.
Irani made her Lok Sabha debut after defeating Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi.
A pro-tem speaker of the Lok Sabha will administer the oath of office to all the newly elected MPs before the Speaker’s election, sources said.
The UP defeat, especially in Yogi Adityanath’s home turf Gorakhpur, has made the BJP leadership sit up and take notice of the developments in this key state.
The Congress is likely to demand the bill be referred to a standing committee. Women’s groups could challenge it in court if enacted.