NEW DELHI: The next special session of Parliament, initially scheduled to begin on September 18 at the historic Sandad Bhawan, is now expected to shift to a new building a day later, on September 19, as per a report from reliable sources.
Sources indicate that the possibility exists for the inaugural special session to take place in the new Parliament building on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, falling on September 19. The first day of this unique parliamentary gathering will be devoted to the old building, where significant decisions and the legacies of past leaders will be commemorated. Additionally, a documentary film will be screened, providing insights into the history of Parliament.
On the subsequent day, the session is set to reconvene in the new Parliament building. During this phase, discussions will revolve around proposals concerning the new Parliament structure, the accomplishments of Chandrayaan 3, and the outcomes of the G20 Summit. Furthermore, a motion of thanks is expected to be presented in Parliament, acknowledging achievements during Amrit Kaal.
As of now, the government has not disclosed the specific agenda for the special parliamentary session. This extraordinary session is scheduled to span five days, running from September 18 to 22.
In the midst of these developments, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi has addressed a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing concerns about the lack of transparency surrounding the special session, given the absence of a shared agenda. In her letter, she raised critical issues such as center-state relations, the escalation of communal tensions, and border violations by China.
Sonia Gandhi pointed out, "I must highlight that this special session has been convened without any prior consultation with other political parties. None of us have been provided with any insight into its agenda. All that has been communicated to us is the allocation of all five days for government business. I sincerely hope that, in the spirit of constructive cooperation, these issues will be addressed during the upcoming special session."