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Lok Sabha to have special session on May 13

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 23:18

New Delhi: Lok Sabha is likely to have a
special session on May 13 to mark the 60th anniversary of its
first sitting way back in 1952.

President Pratibha Patil is expected to inaugurate the
three-day celebrations where parliamentarians are expected to
discuss issues like Millennium Development Goals and the Human
Development Index.

"It is the brainchild of Speaker Meira Kumar. She thought
that issues which go beyond the daily bread and butter matters
should be discussed," Lok Sabha Secretary General T K
Viswanathan told PTI.

The Indian Constitution came into force on January 26,
1950 and following the first general elections, the first
elected Lok Sabha was constituted on April 17, 1952.
The first Lok Sabha met for the first time on May 13,


First Published: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 23:18

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