The National Conference president is likely to be ‘in focus’ during the Monsoon Session of Parliament since he was under detention during the last two sessions, during which several Opposition leaders had demanded the government allow him to attend the proceedings.
Parliament is set to resume on Monday amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: PTI)
In his first Parliament appearance after the abrogation of provisions of Article 370, Lok Sabha MP and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Farooq Abdullah, has arrived in Delhi to attend the Monsoon Session of Parliament on Monday.
Parliament is set to resume on Monday amid the coronavirus pandemic, and the Monsoon Session is scheduled to be held between September 14 and October 1. The last session was short-terminated on March 25, following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
There will be a total of 18 sittings. Currently, 46 Bills are pending in Parliament of which, 17 Bills are listed for consideration. At the same time, six Bills are listed for withdrawal and 23 Bills are listed for introduction, consideration, and passing.
Meanwhile, the National Conference president is likely to be “in focus” during the Monsoon Session since he was under detention during the last two sessions, during which several Opposition leaders had demanded the government allow him to attend the proceedings.
The veteran politician from the Kashmir Valley is keen to raise the Jammu and Kashmir issue during this session, the party leaders said. On August 5, 2019, a Bill for reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir was tabled in Parliament and the 82-year-old was taken into preventive custody.
Later in September 2019, he was booked under the stringent Pubic Safety Act (PSA), which the government revoked in March this year.