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Thawar Chand Gehlot appointed as Leader of House in Rajya Sabha

Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot on Tuesday appointed as the Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha. Gehlot had on June 4 assumed charge as the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Thawar Chand Gehlot held the same ministry in Narendra Modi‘s previous government.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Leader Thawar Chand Gehlot represents Shajapur Lok Sabha Constituency of Madhya Pradesh.

While earlier in the day, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Tikamharh Lok Sabha Seat Madhya Pradesh Dr. Virendra Kumar on Monday was picked for the post of the Protem Speaker. Kumar will be the Protem Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha.

The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha will begin from June 17th and will continue till July 26.

Rajya Sabha will host its session from June 20 to July 26, Rajya Sabha secretariat stated on Monday. The Secretariat of the Upper House General Desh Deepak Verma in a statement stated, ‘The President Ram Nath Kovind has summoned the Upper House to meet on June 20, Thursday, for the upcoming session of Parliament’.

The statement further stated that the session will be concluded on Friday, July 26.

The Economic Survey will be released on the 4th of July a day before. While next day, that is on July 5th, new Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will table the full-fledged budget in the House.

READ: Interim Budget 2019 Highlights: No tax for income below 5 lakh; higher allocation for MNREGA; yearly deposit in small farmers’ accounts

The government had in February this year presented an Interim Budget.

Both the Houses – Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha – will take on the motion of thanks and PM Modi will reply on the same.


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