The budget session of Parliament is likely to be shortened and may end before the first phase of elections on 27 March, while both houses will resume their normal time from Tuesday to 11 am.
Several parties had requested that the convention, which was originally scheduled to continue till 8 April, be closed by 29 April due to five assembly elections to be held in eight phases.
While Rajya Sabha Speaker M Venkaiah Naidu announced new times for the Upper House on the first day of the second part of the budget session, PTI sources said Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla would make a similar announcement later in the day.
A final decision will also be taken on the stand of the session by Mr. Birla, who met the leaders of various parties on the first day.
Keeping in mind the criteria to overcome the COVID-19 epidemic, the two Houses have been meeting in two innings since the Monson session, the Rajya Sabha meeting in the first part of the day and the Lok Sabha in the second part.
There was no winter session of Parliament due to the epidemic.
Some Rajya Sabha members sat in the chambers of the Lok Sabha to follow distant norms. It was the same with the members of the Lok Sabha. Some Lok Sabha members were also seated in the visitors’ gallery above the House chamber.
The move to return to normal time was taken a day before the Kovid vaccination campaign for members of Parliament began on Tuesday.
Floor leaders of various political parties on Monday urged Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to stop the budget session to focus on assembly elections in four states and one union territory.
In the meeting of the Business Adviser Cmm Committee (BAC) of the Lok Sabha, Mr. Birla spoke with various floor leaders on a one-to-one basis to block the session starting on Monday.
Members of Trinamool Congress and DMK did not attend the meeting.
Parliamentary sources said that the Biju Janata Dal believes that assembly elections are held every few months and the session should not be stopped on this basis.
YSR Congress Party member PV Midhun Reddy said that if the current session is stopped then the next session should be prolonged.
Some members said that about 145 members have written to the speaker demanding that the session be stopped.
The chairman of the Rajya Sabha, TMC national spokesperson and RS member Derek O’Brien said in a letter that due to the elections, his party’s MPs will not be able to attend the parliament session.
“I am writing to you as the Leader of the Parliamentary Party (Rajya Sabha) for the All India Trinamool Congress. Sir, we urge you to consider the postponement of the upcoming Parliament session, as elections were announced in five states Is, “he said. .
“The Election Commission of India has announced the election of five states including Bengal on 26 February 2021. Due to the intense electoral preparations going on in the state, it will be difficult for the Members of Parliament of the All India Trinamool Congress to appear. Starting from 8 March 2021 The second part of the budget session, ”he wrote in the letter.
TMC MP Sudeep Bandyopadhyay has also written a letter to the Speaker on the same issue, requesting that the Parliament be adjourned due to the election. While Mr O’Brien’s letter is on 8 March, Mr Bandyopadhyay wrote it to the Speaker of Lok Sabha on 6 February.
Mr. O’Brien, in his letter, cited two instances when parliament sessions were postponed due to voting in the states.
He cited the example of the 222nd season that began on February 21, 2011, and was scheduled to end on April 21, 2011. However, due to the upcoming assembly elections in five states Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West, he said Bengal was adjourned to the House on March 25, 2011.
The second example he provided was of the 214th season, which began on October 17, 2008, and was postponed to October 10, 2008 to resume on December 10, 2008. The session was to continue as per the original schedule. November 21, 2008. However, due to the upcoming state assembly elections in some states, the house was adjourned till December 10, 2008.
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