16th Lok Sabha’s first session likely in first week of June

According to reports, the first session of the 16th Lok Sabha will be held in the first week of June and the dates are expected to be finalized during Thursday’s Cabinet meeting.

"The Prime Minister has hit the ground from the very first day of his government. Tomorrow will be the second meeting in which various issues, including the Budget Session of Parliament," Union Law and Justice Minister Ravishankar Prasad said after the first meeting of the Cabinet on Tuesday.

The session is expected to be convened in the first week of next month to elect the Speaker and enable new members to take oath. The session will then have a break and in the second half, the government will present the General Budget and the Railway Budget.

At Tuesday's meeting, only two urgent issues – setting up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to unearth blackmoney and the relief measures for the victims of the Gorakhdham Express accident in Uttar Pradesh came up for discussions, Prasad said.

The erstwhile UPA government presented Interim Budget for 2014-15 in February to cover expenditure till May 31.


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