BJP MPS seek House ses­sion to plan for 2022

The Indian Express - - GOVT &P - EX­PRESS NEWS SER­VICE

75 YEARS OF IN­DE­PEN­DENCE

OVER A dozen BJP mem­bers have writ­ten to Lok Sabha Speaker Su­mi­tra Ma­ha­jan, seek­ing a spe­cial ses­sion of Par­lia­ment for draw­ing up a de­tailed plan for cel­e­brat­ing 75 years of In­dia’s In­de­pen­dence which is in 2022.

Though the event is five years away, the rul­ing party MPS are keen on the coun­try un­der­tak­ing a multi-faced drive right away for show­cas­ing the coun­try’s achieve­ments and as­pi­ra­tions by then.

Sources dis­closed that the mem­bers sug­gested that the pro­posed ses­sion dis­cuss what should be the pro­file of In­dia five years hence and the way for­ward from now. The two Houses, in their view, should also put in place a pro­gramme for pro­ject­ing the rich cul­tural her­itage of the coun­try.

The mem­bers who have sent sep­a­rate letters to the Speaker in­clude Bharatiya Janata Yuva Mor­cha pres­i­dent Poonam Ma­ha­jan, BJP chief whip in the Lok Sabha Rakesh Singh, Meenakshi Lekhi, Har­ish Chan­dra Meena and Nishikant Dubey. More letters, ac­cord­ing to the sources, were on the way.

A spe­cial ses­sion can be con­vened by the Pres­i­dent on the rec­om­men­da­tion of the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters with an ad­vance no­tice of 14 days to the Chair­man of the Ra­jya Sabha and the Speaker.

Sources dis­closed that no de­ci­sion for hold­ing the ses­sion or its tim­ing had been taken yet. They said, ide­ally, it could be con­vened in the first half of June, be­fore the nom­i­na­tions for the Pres­i­den­tial elec­tion be­gin.

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