New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) has recommended summoning a three week long Monsoon session of Parliament. Union Minister for Parliamentary affairs Ananth Kumar said that the Monsoon session of Parliament would commence on July 18.
The short session would have a total of 18 sittings, while concluding on August 10. The Monsoon session of Parliament is coming after a complete washout of the second half of the Budget session during which the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR Congress sought to move no confidence motion against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre. The two parties had been up in arms against the NDA on the issue of denial of social category status to Andhra Pradesh.
With the second half of the Budget session getting washed out, the government has a long list of legislative business. Incidentally, there are more than 35 legislative proposals awaiting the Parliamentary nod, which include bill against the practice of instant talaq,
The Minister said that the government business would comprise several important bills including the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Third Amendment) Bill, 2017; Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017; Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016; National Medical Commission Bill, 2017; Rights of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017 for consideration and passing in both the Houses of Parliament.
Kumar said that the election to the post of Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha would also be held during the session as the term of P.J. Kurien is ending this month.
(with inputs from PTI)