Monsoon session of Parliament likely to be delayed due to Presidential election

The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) is likely to finalize dates for the Monsoon session next week.

Published: 21st June 2017 08:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2017 08:23 PM   |  A+A-

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Express News Service

New Delhi: The Monsoon session of Parliament is likely to be delayed on account of the Presidential election. The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) is likely to finalize dates for the Monsoon session next week.

Earlier, the government had dropped hints that the Monsoon session may be called from July 12 to August 11. However, sources said that there is a “re-think” within the government on account of the Presidential campaign of the NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind, which will be launched after the filing of the nomination papers on June 23. The Presidential election is scheduled for July 17, while the counting of votes, if needed will be undertaken on July 20.

The BJP had also postponed its national executive meeting, which was slated for July 16-17 in Vishakhapatnam for later dates. “The BJP national executive meeting may be held in the national capital just after the announcement of the election result of the Presidential election,” sources said.

Incidentally, the election for the Vice-President for which the members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha vote is also likely to be held in the first of August.

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