First time since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, the Lok Sabha will meet again on September 14 at 9 am.
“In exercise of the powers conferred upon me by clause (1) of Article 85 of the Constitution, I hereby summon the Lok Sabha to meet at New Delhi on Monday, the 14th September 2020 at 9.00 am,” read a gazette notification attributing it to President Ram Nath Kovind.
Earlier, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla held a meeting with officials of the Health Ministry, AIIMS, DRDO, and other agencies to give a final shape to arrangements.
He said that every MP will have to undergo a COVID-19 test to attend the session.
“All members shall be requested to undergo Covid-19 test,” he had said.
During the meeting, Birla had given directions to ensure that proper caution is exercised with regard to health safety and for this, comprehensive arrangements related to health checkups are being put in place within the Parliament House.
Facebook’s alleged bias, the country’s economy, the India-China military standoff and Sushant Singh Rajput’s mysterious death are some of the issues that are likely to dominate the lower house.