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Six Rajya Sabha MPs and 17 Lok Sabha MPs check COVID-19 constructive as Monsoon Session of Parliament begins

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As the monsoon session of Parliament started on Monday, a complete of 23 MPs examined constructive for the coronavirus COVID-19. The monsoon session is scheduled from September 14 to October 1. Six Rajya Sabha MPs have examined coronavirus constructive together with two MPs every from the BJP and Congress and one every from RJD and TMC, in line with sources.
At least 17 Lok Sabha MPs examined constructive for COVID-19 together with Meenakshi Lekhi, Anant Kumar Hegde and Parvesh Sahib Singh, added the sources. Other MPs who’ve been discovered COVID-19 constructive are Sukhbir Singh, Hanuman Beniwal, Sukanata Majumdar, Goddeti Madhavi, Pratap Rao Jadav, Janardan Singh, Bidyut Baran, Pradan Baruah, N Reddeppa, Selvam G, Pratap Rao Patil, Ram Shankar Katheria, Satya Pal Singh and Rodmal Nagar. The BJP has a most number–12, the YRS Congress has two MPs, the Shiv Sena, DMK and RLP one every.
Hectic preparations had been underway for the Monsoon Session with a number of first-time measures taken due to the coronavirus pandemic. These new measures embrace testing of MPs, staggered seating preparations in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, and the usage of each chambers and galleries to accommodate the members.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla had stated that 257 members will likely be seated within the Lok Sabha corridor, 172 in Lok Sabha gallery, 60 in Rajya Sabha and 51 within the Rajya Sabha gallery as a result of COVID-19 disaster. He had stated makes an attempt had been made to mimise the usage of paper and MPs will mark their attendance digitally. Screen LEDs will likely be put as much as conduct the proceedings easily.
Chambers will likely be sanitised and the MPS must bear the RT-PCR check for COVID-19 earlier than the session begins, the Lok Sabha Speaker had stated.
Amid the Opposition’s demand for the election of the Deputy Speaker, the Lok Sabha Speaker had stated the home and the federal government should take a name on it. Birla had stated holding the monsoon session this yr was a problem due to the COVID-19 pandemic however will probably be “historic”. “Holding the monsoon session was a challenge during the pandemic but we have to fulfill our constitutional responsibilities. We want Parliament to become more accountable and answerable to people,” Birla had stated at a press convention. “This session will be a historic session as it is being held in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our effort is to conduct the session as per the guidelines issued in the wake of the pandemic,” he had added.
Birla had stated the Zero Hour will likely be of half-an-hour period and there’ll no Question Hour however written questions could possibly be requested and so they must be answered. When requested about opposition leaders asking in regards to the Deputy Speaker election, Birla had stated he does not should elect, and it’s for the home and the federal government to determine.

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