While the agenda is yet to be disclosed, PM Modi’s earlier remarks have piqued interest that this special session will involve ‘historic decisions.
Sources have revealed that on the first day of the five-day special session of Parliament, a crucial meeting of the Central Cabinet was convened. Although the agenda remains unknown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s previous comments suggest that this special session could lead to ‘historic decisions.’ Speculations abound, ranging from reservations for women or other marginalized groups in the Cabinet, ‘One Nation, One Election,’ and even the possibility of changing the country’s name.
Several important meetings preceding the Cabinet meeting have added to the intrigue. Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi met with Home Minister Amit Shah. BJP President JP Nadda was also present at the meeting. Mr. Goyal and Mr. Joshi now have a scheduled meeting with PM Modi.
On Sunday, during the all-party meeting, the government handed over a list of eight bills that will be discussed during the special session. Controversial legislation related to the appointment of election officials, which was previously part of the agenda, has been removed amid opposition objections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated a discussion on ‘The 75-Year Parliamentary Journey that Began with the Constituent Assembly – Achievements, Experiences, Memories, and Lessons’ in the Lok Sabha today. He mentioned the move to the new Parliament building on Tuesday, saying, “Saying goodbye to this building is an emotional moment.”
PM Modi recounted the leadership of the country from Jawaharlal Nehru and Lal Bahadur Shastri to Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the era of Manmohan Singh, stating that under his leadership, the country has charted a new course, and today, there’s an opportunity to illuminate their achievements.