Government Calls Special Session Of Parliament: Why, When And How

New Delhi: Narendra Modi-led Government on Thursday surprised the political fraternity in the country by calling a special parliament session from September 18 and September 22.

Why special session of the parliament now?

Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi has said that the agenda for the discussion is yet to finalise and the objective will be confirmed post-G20 summit in India.

Taking to X, Mr. Joshi wrote;

Amid Amrit Kaal looking forward to have fruitful discussions and debate in Parliament.

The G20 Summit in New Delhi will take place between September 8 to September 10.

How many sittings will take place in special session of the Parliament.?

As per Union Minister, the Special Session of Parliament will have 5 sittings.

Who holds the power to call Special Session of Parliament?

The decision to convene a session of Parliament rests with the government and is only taken by the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs with a presidential notification follows the cabinet committee’s decisions.

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History of calling Special Session of Parliament.

A Special Session of Rajya Sabha was held in February 1977 for two days for the extension of the President’s Rule in Tamil Nadu and Nagaland under the second proviso to article 356(4).

Two-day special session (158th Session) was held on June 3, in 1991 for approval of the President’s Rule in Haryana, under the provision to article 365 (3).

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During the UPA era, special session of Lok Sabha was called in July 2008 for a trust vote after the Left parties withdrew support from the Manmohan Singh government.

With inputs from Hindustan Times.

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