This Article is From Aug 06, 2020

Trinamool Says "Won't Be Able To Attend" Parliament If Monsoon Session Starts In August

Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned indefinitely on March 23, nearly two weeks before schedule, as the budget session was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Trinamool Says 'Won't Be Able To Attend' Parliament If Monsoon Session Starts In August

The 2020 Monsoon Session of Parliament is expected to begin in the next few weeks

Kolkata:

The Trinamool Congress is likely to give the monsoon session of Parliament a miss if it commences in August, a senior party leader said. The party, however, would take a call on attending the session if it is held in September, he added.

Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned indefinitely on March 23, nearly two weeks before schedule, as the budget session was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Last week, the Lok Sabha Speaker had called me regarding the possibility of beginning the session in August. The party has told the Speaker that it will not be able to attend the session if it starts this month," TMC Lok Sabha party leader Sudip Bandopadhyay told news agency PTI.

"We also won't be able to attend the meetings of the parliamentary committee this month," he added.

If the session commences from September, Trinamool Congress would discuss the matter and take a call on it, Mr Bandopadhyay said.

"As per norms, there cannot be a gap of more than six months between two sessions. The last one was adjourned in March this year, so by September, you have to hold the next session. We are aware of this norm and would take a call accordingly after discussions with party chief Mamata Banerjee," the veteran leader said.

The budget session had commenced on January 31 and was scheduled to conclude on April 3, but was cut short due to the pandemic.
 

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