Parliament Session Live Updates: Opposition Demands Discussion on Women’s Reservation Bill

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Parliament Session Live Updates: Amid a lot of buzz, the ‘special’ session of Parliament has kicked off today, September 18. Although lists of business have been circulated by the Union government, speculations intensified after the Opposition parties claimed the Centre may bring in surprise elements during the five-day session in the Parliament.

The first day of the sitting has marked the 75 years of the parliamentary journey right from the forming of the Constituent Assembly. Both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will discuss the achievements, experiences, memories and learnings in the last 75 years.

Meanwhile during the all-party meeting ahead of the session, leaders of parties across the political spectrum pushed for the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill. Some Opposition parties questioned the timing of the session and also pointed out that the circulated agenda didn’t state the five-day session would be a special session.

The government has given out a tentative list of legislative business that will be taken up which includes the Repealing and Amending Bill, 2023, the Post Office Bill, 2023 and the Chief Election Commissioner, Other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Bill, 2023, the Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2023 and the Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2023.

Source: Hindustan Times