The first session of the new Lok Sabha will begin on June 24, and the budget may be presented at the end of July

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New Delhi. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Wednesday that the first session of the 18th Lok Sabha will begin on June 24 in which the newly elected members of Parliament will take oath and a new Speaker of the lower house will be elected. President Draupadi Murmu will address a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on June 27 in which the outline of the next five years of the new government can be presented. The session will conclude on July 3. In the first three days of the session, the newly elected members will take oath and the Speaker of the Lok Sabha will be elected.

The next meeting of both the Houses of Parliament can be called in the third week of July in which the Union Budget will be presented.
With this, Nirmala Sitharaman will become the first Finance Minister to present seven consecutive Union Budgets. With the upcoming budget, she will surpass the record of Morarji Desai. Desai had presented six consecutive budgets. Rijiju said in a post on the social media platform ‘X’, “The first session of the 18th Lok Sabha is being convened from June 24, 2024 to July 3, 2024 for the oath taking of the newly elected members, election of the Speaker, the President’s address and discussion on it.” He said that the 264th session of the Rajya Sabha will begin on June 27 and conclude on July 3.

It is understood that Prime Minister Modi will introduce the members of his Council of Ministers in Parliament after the President’s address on June 27. During the discussion on the motion of thanks on the President’s address, the opposition may try to corner the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government on various issues. The Prime Minister will respond to the discussion on the motion of thanks on the President’s address in both the Houses of Parliament.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rijiju on Wednesday appealed to all political parties for constructive debate in the upcoming session of Parliament and said that the country wants to see good discussions in the House. A day after assuming the new responsibility as Parliamentary Affairs Minister on Tuesday, Rijiju said that the government wants to run the Parliament with consensus because people have given the mandate and everyone should work in the spirit of ‘Team India’ to serve the country.

He said, “We should have quality debates in Parliament. The country wants to see meaningful debates in Parliament. I appeal to all political parties for cooperation to run the House smoothly.” Rijiju said that the government wants the participation and cooperation of all political parties in running the House.

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