New Delhi, June 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other MPs on Monday took oath on the first day of the first session in the 17th Lok Sabha that began on Monday which will see passing of the Union Budget and some key legislations including triple talaq by the Narendra Modi government in its second stint.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, ” Paksh, vipaksh se zada nishpaksh ka spirit mehtv rakhta hai. Hum aane wale 5 saloon ke liye is sadan ki garima ko upar uthane ka prayas kareng”.
Former Union Minister and seven-time MP Virendra Kumar on Monday took oath as the Pro tem Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha.
President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to Virendra Kumar at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
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” Today, a new session is starting, there are new hopes and dreams with the beginning of this session. Since independence ,this Lok Sabha elections saw highest number of women voters and women MPs,” he said.
Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said, ” As per mandate, ruling party and opposition hold a role to play for the country. PM has guided us to work together for nation. We all are making the efforts to achieve the same.”
Parliament session will begin from June 17 and end on June 26.The government had promulgated as many as 10 ordinances for the session which ends on July 26 and will have 30 sittings.
On the first two days of the Budget session of the parliament, Protem speaker Virendra Kumar will administer the oath to newly elected members of the lower house. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the first MP to take oath followed possibly by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and then the members of the Union Cabinet.
President Ram Nath Kovind will address the joint sitting of both Houses on Thursday. The Economic Survey will be presented on the 4th of July and the Budget on the 5th of July.
The government has sought support from opposition in getting crucial bills passed in the session including one on triple talaq, the bills likely to be introduced in Parliament are The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers Cadre) Bill and Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019.