First Parliament session after LS polls from 24 June

Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Kiren Rijiju announced on Wednesday that the first session of the 18th Lok Sabha will start from June 24 for oath or affirmation of newly elected members.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Rijiju said, “First session of 18th Lok Sabha is being summoned from June 24 to July 3 for oath/affirmation of newly elected Members, Election of Speaker, President’s Address and discussion thereon. The 264th Session of Rajya Sabha will commence on June 27 and conclude on July 3.”

During the first three days of the session, the newly-elected leaders will take their oaths or affirm their membership in the Lok Sabha. This will be followed by the election of the Speaker of the House.

On June 27, President Droupadi Murmu will address a joint session of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, likely presenting the new government’s roadmap for the coming five years. On the same day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to present his council of ministers to the Parliament following the President’s address.

The debate on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address is expected to witness a vigorous opposition attempting to challenge the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government on multiple issues. The prime minister will address the debate on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address in both Houses of Parliament.