Monsoon session of Parliament likely to begin on July 12

The final call on the dates will be taken by the committee, headed by Union Home minister Rajnath Singh, after June 20, sources said.

Published: 13th June 2017 03:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2017 08:48 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Monsoon session of Parliament is likely to commence from July 12. The July Presidential election followed by the poll for the post of Vice President next month will hog the limelight during the Monsoon session of Parliament, which is likely to conclude on August 11.

Sources said that the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) headed by the Union Minister for Home Affairs Rajnath Singh is likely to consider the proposal for calling the Monsoon session of Parliament.

While the Election Commission has announced dates for Presidential elections, the government is anticipating the poll panel to hold the election for Vice-President in first fortnight of August. The 776 MPs of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha constitute the electoral college for the election of the Vice President. In the case of Presidential election, however, the MPs have the choice to vote from their home state as well.

Besides the elections for the next President and Vice President, the Monsoon session of Parliament could be stormy following the protest by farmers in a number of states. The government is bracing up for an extensive discussion on the scale of agrarian distress in various parts of the country.

The government is also gearing up to push for the bankruptcy law for the banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) during the session. 

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