Monsoon session of Parliament to commence on July 20

1 July, 2023 | Srishti Ruchandani

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The monsoon session of Parliament will begin on July 20 and continue till August 20. The session is expected to be stormy as the Opposition parties plan to unite against the BJP.

The Monsoon Session of Parliament will begin on July 20 and continue till August 11, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi announced on July 1. Making the announcement, he urged political parties to contribute towards productive discussions during the session.

The upcoming session is likely to be conducted at the recently-inaugurated new Parliament building, constructed adjacent to the old Parliament House. However, the government is yet to make an official announcement. Once it does, it will be the first session to be held in the new Parliament since its opening.

The session is expected to be a stormy one as the Opposition parties were closing ranks to put up a united front against the Narendra Modi-led BJP in view of the Lok Sabha elections next year, PTI reported.

The monsoon session of Parliament comes at a time Prime Minister Modi made a strong pitch for a Uniform Civil Code and amid moves to step up consultations on the issue.

The session will be spread across 23 days and will have 17 sittings, Pralhad Joshi said in another tweet.

During the session, the government is likely to bring a bill to replace the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Ordinance.

The Ordinance effectively nullified the Supreme Court judgment that gave the Delhi government greater legislative and administrative control over “services” matter.

The National Research Foundation Bill, cleared by the Union Cabinet, is also likely to be introduced. The proposed foundation will be a new funding agency to bolster the country’s research competence in areas of science and technology.