Government convenes all-party meeting before monsoon parliament session

New Delhi: Ahead of the Parliament session starting July 18, the government has called an all-party meeting on Sunday to ensure smooth conduct of the session, with a pilot bill of the BJP expected to take up the issue of Uniform Civil Code. Is. Already on the anvil.

There has also been some agitation on the issue of UCC in states like Uttarakhand, where the government has constituted an expert committee headed by a Supreme Court judge to implement it.

Ahead of the all-party meeting, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has called a meeting of the leaders of the House on Saturday, while Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu will meet leaders of various parties on Sunday. The new President of India will be elected in place of Ram Nath Kovind in the session. The result will be declared on July 24.

NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu is expected to win by a huge margin as many non-NDA parties and even sections of the opposition have supported her. The ruling BJD in Odisha was the first to support Murmu, a tribal woman belonging to the state’s Santhal tribe. YSRCP and JDU are also supporting Murmu, while Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said that his MLAs will vote for him.

The next president is likely to take oath on July 25.

This will also be the last session of Vice President Naidu’s term ending on August 10. The notification for holding the election for the post of Vice President has been done and the last date for filing nominations is July 19. Both the ruling BJP and the opposition are yet to finalize the names of their vice-presidential candidates.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi has called a customary meeting of all parties to discuss the agenda and to seek their support and cooperation for the smooth and productive functioning of the Parliament session. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will be present during the meeting.

Birla has invited leaders of various parties for a meeting at 4 pm on Saturday. Naidu has called a meeting on July 17 at 6 pm. The monsoon session of Parliament is starting from July 18 and will continue till August 12.

Sources said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the meeting as before and hold talks with the opposition leaders.

Among the bills pending in Parliament are the Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery System (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill, 2022; The Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Bill, 2022; The Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021; and the Anti-Doping Bill, 2021.

The Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2021 and the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 have been referred to the respective standing committee.