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JS goes into 1st session of new year Sunday

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 18:29, 15 January 2022  
JS goes into 1st session of new year Sunday

The parliament will go into its 16th session on Sunday (January 16), the very first session of new year.

The session will be held at 4:00pm at the Parliament Complex at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar. In line with the parliamentary practice, the President will address the first parliamentary sitting of the year which has already been approved in the cabinet.

Earlier, the President convened the first parliament session of 2022 exercising the power bestowed upon him as per the Article 72 (1) of the Constitution.

The successes and future plans, including the development activities of the Awami League government, will get priority in his address. Besides, several bills are likely to be placed before the House and passed as well in this session. 

Before commencing the House proceedings on the day, the Parliamentary Business Advisory Committee is scheduled to hold a meeting, with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair, to fix the duration and agendas of the session. 

It was learned that due to coronavirus epidemic, the session would be short. This session will be held in compliance with all the health rules amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Usually, the duration of the first session of the year is held relatively longer period as discussions are taken on the ‘Thanksgiving Motion on President’s Address. 

But this session may last for 10 to 12 working days due to the pandemic situation, said the official, adding that the period could be shorter or longer depending on the covid-19 situation. 

Besides, the journalists have been urged to cover the JS session through the Sangsad Bangladesh Television. However, the newsmen would cover the first day of the session physically from the Sangsad Bhaban.

Earlier, the 15th session of the parliament was held between November 14 and November 28, 2021. The President addressed the last session, marking the golden jubilee of the country’s independence.