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“Vice President Dhankhar Raises National Flag at New Parliament Building, Calls It a Historic Moment”

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar raised the national flag at the new Parliament building in Delhi, a day before a special session of Parliament. In attendance were Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh, Ministers of State of Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghawal and V. Muraleedharan, as well as leaders from various political parties.

Dhankar expressed the significance of the moment, calling it historic and a testament to India’s growing influence on the global stage. He highlighted the remarkable development and achievements India has witnessed in recent times.

However, due to a tardy invitation, Mallikarjun Kharge, the leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha, did not attend the ceremony to hoist the flag. Kharge lamented the invitation’s timing while attending a Congress Working Committee meeting in Hyderabad.

A gathering of floor leaders from all political parties was set for September 17 at 4.30 PM ahead of the five-day special session of Parliament from September 18 to 22.

The agenda for the special session of Parliament includes discussions on Parliament’s 75-year journey on the first day. Additionally, there are plans to consider and pass a bill related to the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner and other election commissioners. Lok Sabha will also address bills like ‘The Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2023,’ ‘The Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2023’ (already passed by Rajya Sabha on August 3, 2023), and ‘The Post Office Bill, 2023.’

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