Parliament session from Monday:Sonia Gandhi leaves abroad with Rahul for health checkup; 7 will not be present in the Parliament session, 7 Trinamool and one BJP MP will also not be present
The Monsoon Session of Parliament begins on 14 September in the Corona era. This will also affect the session. Some MPs will not attend the session due to their age and health. These include Congress President Sonia Gandhi. According to sources, she has gone abroad for a health checkup with Rahul Gandhi. She will return to India after two weeks.
On the other hand, 7 Trinamool Congress and 1 BJP MP will also not be present in the session. Some of these MPs have just recovered from Corona disease. As such, they do not feel safe to attend the Parliament session.
Corona positive, a BJP MP,
Suresh Angadi , a recovering Union Minister of State for Railways, will not be able to attend the session. His Corona report came positive on Friday. At the same time, Union Minister of AYUSH Shripad Naik was discharged from the hospital on Saturday. He was hospitalized for about a month because of Corona. In such a situation, even the 67-year-old Naik is less likely to attend the session.
Seven Trinamool MPs, including Chief Minister of Rajya Sabha Whip Shukhendu Shekhar Roy, 3 in the Lok Sabha of Trinamool and 4 in Rajya Sabha have decided not to attend the session. Roy told the news agency, I wrote a letter to Chairman Venkaiah Naidu. He told that during my age and unlock, the order of Home Secretary, in which people above 65 years of age have been advised to stay at home. As members of Parliament, we cannot break the rules.
He informed that Sudeep Bandopadhyay (67), MP from Kolkata North, Shishir Adhikari (78), Kanti MP and Chaudhary Mohan Jatua (82) from Mathurapur will be absent from the session. At the same time, Subrata Bakshi, Manas Bhuiya and Shubhashish Chakraborty, including Roy, will not attend the Rajya Sabha proceedings.
Manmohan Singh and AK Antony may join
Senior Congress leaders and former Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh (87) and AK Antony (79) can attend the session despite their age. However, no statement has been released from his side or from the party yet. A Rajya Sabha MP from BJP, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, has also been advised by doctors to stay at home. However, his name has not been revealed.
Should have been arranged in a big place like Talkatora,
Shukhendu Shekhar Roy said that the absence of MPs in the session could have been avoided had the government shifted the monsoon session to a larger place like Talkatora. He said that the government talks of 'two yards', but holds the monsoon session in Parliament Building. He warned the government that this could pose a threat not only to the MPs, but also to many people including the secretariat staff, security officers and MP's drivers.
There will be voting for the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha on
the first day, there will be election for the post of Deputy Chairman in Rajya Sabha on the first day of the session. The opposition is expected to be a close fight between RJD leader Manoj Jha and JDU leader Harivansh Narayan Singh from NDA. The BJP has already issued a whip for this.