Coronavirus | Next session of Parliament depends on ground situation, says Venkaiah Naidu

M. Venkaiah Naidu. File

M. Venkaiah Naidu. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

The budget session of Parliament ended abruptly on March 23 and the monsoon session is scheduled for July.

Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said the next session of Parliament would be convened depending on the ground reality. He was interacting with Rajya Sabha members and party leaders.

The budget session of Parliament ended abruptly on March 23 and the monsoon session is scheduled for July.

Mr. Naidu said that with the intensive efforts being made across the country to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus and the results from the ground, one might hope for a normal schedule.

According to a statement issued by Mr. Naidu’s office, the Vice- President spoke to 241 of the 245 Rajya Sabha members. He also spoke to the Governors, the Chief Ministers and political leaders and enquired with them about their safety. He also spoke to former Presidents Pranab Mukherji and Pratibha Patil and former Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and H.D. Deve Gowda.

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Some members flagged the plight of migrant workers and the efforts being made to reach them relief.

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