NEW DELHI: The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha is likely to start from June 6 and go on till June 15.
“The dates of the first Parliament session are expected to be finalised during the first meeting of the new Cabinet on May 31, a day after Narendra Modi takes oath as prime minister of the country for a second term”, sources said.
President Ram Nath Kovind will address the joint sitting of the two houses of Parliament on June 6, the first day of the session. A pro-tem speaker of the Lok Sabha is also likely to be appointed the same day.
“The pro-tem speaker will administer the oath of office to all the newly elected MPs before the speaker's election expected on June 10”, the sources said.
Following the appointment of the speaker, both houses will take up the motion of thanks on which Modi will give his reply.
“The president will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Modi and other members of the Union council of ministers during a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday at 7 pm”, an official communique said.
Modi is the first BJP leader, who has been elected for a second time after completion of his five-year tenure.
The Bharathiya Janata Party had secured 303 seats in the Lok Sabha elections. The party’s tally along with that of its allies (NDA) has been pushed up to 352 in the 17th Lok Sabha.
The Lok Sabha polls commence on April 11, completed on May 19 and the result was declared on May 23.
Voting for the 542 Lok Sabha seats were held in seven phases: April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.
With inputs from PTI