Prez likely to unveil NDA's agenda on June 9

Prez likely to unveil NDA's agenda on June 9

The first session of the 16th Lok Sabha is likely to be held between June 4 and 11, where President Pranab Mukherjee will unveil the plans of the government for the next five years.

The newly-elected members of the Lok Sabha will be administered the oath on the June 4 and 5 by the ProTem Speaker Kamal Nath and the election of the Speaker will be held on the following day.

Senior BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan, who won from the Indore Parliamentary seat for the eighth consecutive term, is tipped to be the Speaker of the Lok Sabha.

Mukherjee is scheduled to address the joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on June 9. He is expected to outline the agenda of the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the next five years.

While the Lok Sabha will be convened on June 4, the Rajya Sabha will have its first sitting on June 9, after the President’s address to the joint sitting of both the Houses. The decision to call the session of the Lok Sabha was taken by the Union Cabinet on Thursday. Accordingly, a recommendation will be sent to the President, who would summon the session of both the Houses of Parliament.

Briefing reporters on the session, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said Kamal Nath, who has 31 years of experience in Parliament, will be appointed as the ProTem Speaker, who will preside on the session till the election of the Speaker. Nath will be assisted by a panel of chairmen, comprising Arjun Charan Sethi (BJD), P A Sangma (National People's Party) and Biren Singh Engti (Congress).

The motion of thanks to the President's address will be taken up on June 10 and 11 in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, respectively.

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