The Monsoon Session of the Parliament is likely to be cut short and may end sometime around next week amid threats of the coronavirus, PTI reported, citing official government sources. At least 30 MPs, including Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Prahlad Patel, have tested positive for the infection.
A discussion was held at a meeting of the business advisory meeting committee of the Lok Sabha. The panel has floor leaders of all parties apart from government representatives and is presided by the Speaker. Most political parties, including the Opposition, are reportedly in favour of curtailment of the Monsoon Session. The session, scheduled to end on October 1, may be wrapped up by September 23.
However, a final decision on the matter will be taken by the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.
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