Published: 10th June 2020
The new normal: Now, even netas may go virtual for Parliament session
The officials had a meeting with Lok Sabha Speaker and the Rajya Sabha Chairman and are now evaluating 'all means' of a virtual session with members of both Houses
It seems virtual or unreal is the new real or normal these days. It is perhaps for the first time post Independence a Parliament session- Monsoon session- is likely to be a virtual affair, expected to commence in July.
On Tuesday, after an assessment by senior Parliamentary officials, prospects of a normal Parliament session with MPs required to attend in person dimmed and possibilities and preparedness of a virtual session emerged.
According to sources, with traditional sitting arrangements being ruled out for the Monsoon Session, the officials had a meeting with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu and are now evaluating 'all means' of a virtual session with members of both Houses attending from their locations.