Parliament session from Oct 17August 26th, 2008 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The monsoon session of parliament, earlier slated to be held from mid-September, will commence Oct 17, the Cabinet Committee of Political Affairs (CCPA) decided Tuesday.”An extension of the monsoon session will be held from Oct 17 to Nov 19,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi told IANS.
Asked if this will be the last session of the 14th Lok Sabha, he said: “This will be the last session of this year.”
A special session of parliament was held July 21-22 when the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government won the trust vote.
Government sources said the UPA is likely to consider recommending dissolution of the Lok Sabha after the monsoon session.
The main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left parties had earlier asked the government to convene the monsoon session at the earliest to discuss the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and rising prices of essential commodities.