The last session of the current Lok Sabha is likely to convened towards the end of January next year to enable the government to have a vote on account.
The government is likely to convene a brief 10-day winter session of Parliament in the second week of December.
The session usually begins in the third week of November. However, the preoccupation of all major political parties with five State Assembly elections has prompted the government to consider convening the winter session of Parliament after the results to elections are declared.
Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram go polls between November 12 and December 7 to elect regional assemblies. Results of the elections will be known on December 11.
The government is presently not considering legislation on the issue of Ram temple at Ayodhya. It would prefer to await Supreme Court response on the issue. The issue of title suit of the disputed site at Ayodhya is listed for hearing at the apex court on October 29.
Rashtriya Swayemsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat had in his Vijayadashmi address last week called for legislation on the Ayodhya issue to facilitate Ram temple at the earliest.
The last session of the current Lok Sabha is likely to convened towards the end of January next year to enable the government to have a vote on account. By calling for a session next year, the government hopes to utilise it for a strong electoral message.
As per Article 87(1) of the Constitution: “At the commencement of the first session after each general election to the House of People and at the commencement of the first session of each year the President shall address both Houses of Parliament assembled together and inform Parliament of the causes of its summons.”
The President’s joint address to both the Houses of Parliament will enable the government to outline its achievements of the past four years and its plans ahead. The debate and reply to President’s address provides the ruling party to push its electoral agenda. Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains an articulate exponent of government policies.
The elections to Lok Sabha are slated for April-May next year.