Parliament session to begin June 1 (Lead)

May 23rd, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The first session of the 15th Lok Sabha will begin June 1. The decision was taken Saturday at the first meeting of the cabinet that was sworn in Friday.
The cabinet, which met at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s residence here, decided that the newly elected members of the Lok Sabha would be sworn in June 1 and 2. The speaker of the house will be elected June 3.

President Pratibha Patil will address the joint session of parliament June 4. There will be a debate on the president’s adress and motion of thanks June 5, 8 and 9.

“There will be a short break before the budget session,” P. Chidambaram, one of the newly sworn in 19 ministers, told reporters.

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