In the aftermath of Sonia Gandhi's letter to the Prime Minister, the agenda for the special 5-day session of Parliament beginning September 18 has been announced. In her letter dated September 6, she drew Prime Minister's attention towards nine specific issues in the face of government's failure to disclose the session's agenda.
She wrote, “I must point out that this special session has been convened without any consultation with other political parties. None of us have any idea of its agenda. All we have been communicated is that all five days have been allocated for government business".
The issues she mentioned included unemployment, price rise, inequality, distress of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, farmers' demand for Minimum Support Price, caste census, formation Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to investigate the Adani issue, deterioration in inter-state relations, natural disasters, flood, drought, occupation of Indian territory by China, and communal tension in Haryana, and Manipur.
Prior to the introduction of the Bills on Election Commissioners, Advocates, Press and Post Office , there will be discussion on ‘Parliamentary Journey of 75 years starting from Samvidhan Sabha – Achievements, Experiences, Memories and Learnings’ will be held in Lok Sabha on 18th September, the first day of Parliament special session, as per Parliamentary Bulletin. The two bills to be taken up in the Lok Sabha and two others to be taken up in the Rajya Sabha. Lok Sabha will engage with The Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2023, The Press and Registeration of Periodicals Bill, 2023. Rajta Sabha will take up The Post Office Bill, 2023 and The Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Bill, 2023.