New Delhi: The Winter Session of
Parliament will commence on November nine, a day after US
President Barack Obama addresses members of both the Houses at
a joint sitting.
Rajya Sabha Secretariat today issued a notification
informing members that the House will commence from November
nine. A similar notification from the Lok Sabha is expected
Obama, who will undertake his first state visit to
India next month, will address Parliament on November eight.
Sources said Obama is expected to arrive in India on
November 5 on a five-day visit, his first since assuming
office in January last year.
Former US President Bill Clinton had addressed a joint
sitting during his visit in 2000. Obama`s predecessor George W
Bush, who visited India in March 2006, did not have the honour
of addressing Parliament of the world`s largest democracy.
Among others to have addressed the Indian MPs at a
joint session was former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
who visited India in August 2007.
Obama is likely to begin his visit from Mumbai where
he is expected to have an overnight stay at Taj Hotel, which
was targeted by LeT terrorists during the 26/11 attacks in
2008. He is also expected to visit Golden Temple in Amritsar
besides Delhi where he will hold wide-ranging talks with Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh.