Monsoon session of Parliament
likely from August 8, 2012
The Times of
India, July 18, 2012
The monsoon session
of Parliament is likely to begin on August 8 and continue till
September 7, parliamentary affairs minister Pawan Kumar Bansal
said on Wednesday.
"The government has
recommended to the President to summon the monsoon session of
Parliament from August 8 to September 7," Bansal told reporters
Earlier, there was
talk of the monsoon session beginning in the second week of
August as the vice-presidential poll is scheduled on August 7.
As the cabinet
committee on parliamentary affairs (CCPA) is yet to be
constituted, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took the decision to
recommend to President Pratibha Patil to summon the monsoon
session on August 8.
communication has been sent to the President by the government.
Earlier, the CCPA
was headed by the then finance minister Pranab Mukherjee, who
has since been named the presidential candidate by the UPA.
As per procedure,
the CCPA takes a decision on convening a session of Parliament
and sends it to the Prime Minister for approval. The Prime
Minister takes a decision based on the CCPA suggestions and asks
the parliamentary affairs minister to recommend to the President
to summon the session of Parliament.
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