- Speaker of Lok Sabha spoke on speculation about winter session of Parliament in view of Corona crisis
- Om Birla said that the government will decide on organizing the winter session and its dates
- Lok Sabha Speaker said that the crisis of Corona is continuously increasing, it is a matter of concern for everyone
Amid speculation over the winter session of Parliament in the wake of the Corona virus crisis, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Saturday that the government will decide on the winter session and its dates. He also said that elaborate security arrangements will be made regarding the corona whenever the upcoming session is held. According to Birla, there will be a Conference of Presiding Officers in Kevadia, Gujarat on November 25 and 26, on the occasion of Constitution Day, which will be inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the concluding session.
On the question related to the upcoming winter session, Om Birla told reporters that the preparations for the Lok Sabha Secretariat are always ready for the Parliament session. As far as this session is concerned, the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) decides in this regard. The CCPA will take this decision and discuss it with the leaders of all political parties.
‘Sessions will be run with extensive security arrangements’
The Lok Sabha Speaker said that the crisis in Corona is continuously increasing. This is a matter of concern for everyone. But the CCPA meeting will be decided. Whenever the decision is made, you will be given information (media). On a question related to security arrangements in the budget session next year, Birla said that according to the situation, the Lok Sabha makes elaborate arrangements. Whenever there is a budget session, we will run the session with elaborate security arrangements.
Winter and budget session to be discussed jointly
There is a discussion that due to the escalation of the Corona crisis in Delhi, the Winter Session and Budget Session of Parliament can be held jointly. However, Birla did not say anything clearly on this. Sources say that in view of the increase in Corona cases in Delhi many MPs have told the Lok Sabha Speaker that they will be unable to come to the national capital for the next time.
President will inaugurate the Conference of Presiding Officers
Referring to the Conference of Presiding Officers, Birla said that President Ramnath Kovind will inaugurate this conference. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Gujarat Governor Acharya Dev Vrat and Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will be joining it. He informed that Prime Minister Modi will digitally address the concluding session of this conference on 26 November.
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Session will be held in the new house of Parliament in 2022
According to the Lok Sabha Speaker, the conference will focus on ‘harmonious coordination’ between the legislature, the executive and the judiciary as it forms the foundation of vibrant democracy. Birla said that the work of the new building of Parliament has started and the session will be held in the new building in 2022 to mark the completion of 75 years of independence. He also informed that Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate 76 houses for MPs on BD Marg here on 23 November.