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Parliament Session: Opposition Leaders Call Out The Government's Underlying Intention To Call A Special Session

Opposition Bloc INDIA's leaders question the government's intention to call a session of Parliament at an unusual time.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with the reporters before parliament session today
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Leaders of the opposition bloc INDIA called out the government on its intention to call an unusually timed  session of the Parliament. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Manoj Jha stressed on the fact that the session was not a special one, unlike its claim, underlining that the government was bringing “normal bills that could have waited till Winder session.”

“This is not a Special Session at all. Some astrologer must have said something and the PM believes in all that…Don't say that you have no agenda. The agenda is very clear. We would like to see what the other agendas are. But there is nothing special about it,” Jha told ANI.

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Adhir Ranjan, leader of Congress in Lok Sabha called the government’s move “absurd” and highlighted that the special sessions are usually called for a special agenda. 

“I have been saying from the beginning that this is quite absurd. Why the government decided to pass so many bills in this Special Session, needs to be clarified by them. Special Sessions are usually called for a special agenda and discussions are held only on that issue, but no clarity has been given by the government if this is a special session or a regular session... We are worried about the real intention of the government,” he said.

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TMC MP Derek O’Brien underlined that the government is clueless about the session being a regular or a special session.“…or perhaps, this is just a photo session,” he added.

Although the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Joshi described it as a "special session” while making the announcement, the government later clarified that it was a regular session, the 13th session of the present Lok Sabha and 261st session of Rajya Sabha. 

Usually, the Monsoon session is held in July-August while the Winter session is due in November-December of Parliament every year.

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