Parliament of India (File Photo)
With the first Parliament Session of the 17th Lok Sabha less than 24 hours to go, BJP Lok Sabha leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the all-party meeting convened by the Central government on Sunday, June 16, 2019. During the meeting, the Centre will deliberate on various issues concerning the nation today. It will also seek support of the opposition parties to ensure smooth functioning of both the Houses of Parliament.
Apart from Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Ram Gopal Yadav, and Thawar Chand Gehlot, leader of BJP in Rajya Sabha took part in the meeting.
Delhi: All party meeting begins at the Parliament, ahead of first Parliament session of the 17th Lok Sabha tomorrow. https://t.co/Ei44tciW4s— ANI (@ANI) June 16, 2019
The Modi government, at the meeting, is expected to discuss on a host of crucial bills, including Triple Talaq, The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers Cadre) Bill, 2019 and Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019, likely to be tabled in the first session of Parliament commencing tomorrow, i.e. June 17. The session will continue till July 26. The Modi 2.0 Cabinet will present the Economic Survey on July 4 while the Budget on July 5.
On the first two days, the newly elected MPs will be administered the oath of office by pro-tem speaker Virendra Kumar. The elections for the Lok Sabha Speaker is scheduled to be held on June 19. President Ram Nath Kovind will address the joint sitting of both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, following a discussion on the Motion of Thanks to his address.
The BJP parliamentary party executive committee, which was constituted on Wednesday, will hold its first meeting at around 3:30 pm later in the day. While PM Modi was announced its leader in Lok Sabha, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is his deputy.