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Parliament 5 day special session, these bills will be discussed

The Centre has called for a five-day special session of Parliament, set to begin on Monday, September 18, and conclude on September 22

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The Centre has called for a five-day special session of Parliament, set to begin on Monday, September 18, and conclude on September 22. During this session, the government has listed eight bills for deliberation. The session will also commemorate the Indian Parliament’s 75-year-long heritage and the anticipated transition to the new building.

These bills will be discussed

  1. The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2022
  2. The Post Office Bill, 2023
  3. The Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2023
  4. The Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2023
  5. SeniorCitizens Welfare Bill, 2023
  6. The Constitution (SC/ST) Order, 2023
  7. The Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Bill, 2023

These bills cover a range of topics and are expected to be discussed during the special session. The session will witness important deliberations on various issues affecting the nation.

The special session of Parliament holds significance as it provides an opportunity for lawmakers to address pressing matters and propose legislative changes. It is an occasion for members of Parliament to engage in constructive debates and discussions that shape the future of the country.

During this five-day session, parliamentarians will have the opportunity to voice their opinions and concerns regarding the bills listed for deliberation. The government's commitment to democratic processes and ensuring that it thoroughly examines important legislative matters is evident through its decision to call for this special session.

As India continues to navigate through various challenges, including economic recovery, social welfare, and governance reforms, this special session of Parliament serves as a platform for lawmakers to come together and work towards addressing these issues.

Government's session plans spark speculation

The announcement of the session last month had sparked criticism from opposition leaders, who questioned the government's "secrecy" over the agenda. It also sparked intense speculation, with some commentators saying that the government might call early elections or even change the country's name from India to Bharat (after a controversy erupted over a possible name change).

Others said the government may introduce a historic bill that will reserve seats for women in state legislatures and parliament - some opposition leaders also supported this during an all-party meeting on Sunday.

But the government has not confirmed any of this.

Last week, the session disclosed a "tentative agenda" listing four bills for debate, including a controversial bill that will alter how India appoints its chief election commissioner.

Opposition parties have objected to the bill, calling it "undemocratic" and saying that it will reduce the independence of the Election Commission and its officers. However, this bill is not in the list of items that the government gave to opposition leaders on Sunday.

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