Indian govt announces explosive 5-day special parliament session! Is the old Parliament out?
Get ready for a political rollercoaster! Union Minister Pralhad Joshi sent shockwaves through the nation by announcing a “special session of Parliament” from September 18 to 22. The suspense is unreal as the government remains mum about the session’s specific agendas. Will they start in the old Parliament and end in the new? The mystery intensifies!
Not so fast though. Opposition leaders are fuming, pointing out that the timing clashes with Ganesh Chaturthi, India’s most important festival. Priyanka Chaturvedi of Shiv Sena UBT slammed the move as going “against Hindu sentiments,” while Nationalist Congress Party’s Supriya Sule is urging a rescheduling. Who says politics isn’t a drama?
Congress spokesperson Jairam Ramesh didn’t mince words either, calling the special session “managing the news cycle, Modi style.” The session coincides with the INDIA opposition bloc’s third meeting, adding more spice to the parliamentary stew. Is this Modi’s masterstroke to steal the opposition’s thunder?
As if the Parliament drama wasn’t enough, the special session is on the heels of India hosting the G20 Summit in Delhi from September 8 to 10. Will international relations be on the discussion table? Keep guessing, because the government isn’t talking!
Tensions are already running high after the Supreme Court’s recent hearings on Jammu & Kashmir’s Article 370. With Solicitor General Tushar Mehta stating the government’s openness to conduct elections in J&K, but being “unable to give an exact time period” for restoring statehood, will the special session bring these burning issues to light?
So mark your calendars, the special session could be a game-changer, especially as top leaders like Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the tone for what could be the most electrifying Lok Sabha battle of 2024! The countdown begins!