Asaduddin Owaisi, the President of AIMIM, has called for a special session of Parliament to address critical issues concerning India's border situation with China. Owaisi emphasized the urgency of discussing China's encroachment on approximately 2,000 square kilometers of Indian territory, highlighting losses in areas like Depsang and Demchok. He pointed out that India's ability to patrol border areas effectively has been compromised, raising concerns about national security.
In addition to the border dispute, Owaisi also urged the NDA government to breach the 50 percent limit on reservations during the special session. He noted that the Rohini Commission, responsible for OBC sub-categorization, has submitted its report, indicating a need for further discussions on reservation policies, PTI reported.
Regarding the 'one nation-one election' proposal, Owaisi expressed skepticism, asserting that it would be unconstitutional and infringe on the principles of federalism embedded in India's Constitution. He cited the BJP's lack of a majority in the Rajya Sabha and the expected opposition from many states as reasons why such a bill would face significant challenges.
Owaisi also called for the announcement of dates for the winter session of Parliament to avoid the possibility of a direct Vote on Account in February 2024 without a winter session taking place.
Furthermore, Owaisi suggested honoring ISRO scientists and Neeraj Chopra in Parliament for their recent remarkable achievements. He recommended inviting the national cricket team to convey best wishes as they prepare for their participation in the World Cup.
Lastly, Owaisi criticized the BJP-led government's intentions regarding the upcoming G-20 meeting, hinting at potential political posturing.
The government's recent announcement of a "special session" of Parliament from September 18 to 22 has generated curiosity due to the undisclosed agenda, prompting speculation about the topics that will be addressed during this session.