The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha will commence on Monday, June 17, with the passage of the Union Budget and key legislation such as triple talaq as the government's prime agenda.
The budget will be presented by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on July 5. The interim budget was announced ahead of the elections in February.
Ahead of the session on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an all-party meeting on Sunday to seek support on the smooth running of parliament. He called the meeting "fruitful" in a tweet later.
"We had a fruitful all-party meeting, the first one after the election results and before the start of the Monsoon Session. Thankful to the leaders for their valuable suggestions. We all agreed on the smooth running of Parliament so that we can fulfil people's aspirations," PM Modi tweeted after the all-party meeting," he said.
PM Modi has also invited presidents of all parties who have representatives in either house on June 19. The meeting is meant to discuss the "one nation, one election" issue, the celebration of 75 years of Independence in 2022 and the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, which is expected to be held this year.
The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha will be convened from June 17 to July 26. The oath ceremony for new lawmakers, the election of the Speaker and the motion of thanks on the President's address are likely to take up the first few days.
Catch the Live updates on the Lok Sabha proceedings here:
Congress President Rahul Gandhi takes oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha
Congress President Rahul Gandhi has taken oath as a Lok Sabha MP from Wayanad, Kerala. Gandhi was amiss this morning during the commencement of the Lok Sabha proceedings.
BJP MP from Bangalore Tejasvi Surya takes oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha
BJP MP from Bangalore South Tejaswi Surya has taken oath as a Lok Sabha MP. He is one of the youngest MPs in the Lower House.
Rahul Gandhi tweets on the beginning of his new innings in Parliament as an MP representing Wayanad, Kerala
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2pm
The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 2pm
BJP Parliamentary board likely to meet later today
The Council of Ministers are being sworn in
Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also took oath as Lok Sabha members.
Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan took oath in Sanskrit
BJP MP Tejasvi Surya at Parliament
"It's a great institution which has shaped country's past, present & future. I'm entering it with lot of gratitude for people who've elected me&also with sense of idealism to ensure Bharat Mata reaches pinnacle of glory which it's destined to do," Tejasvi Surya said after arriving at the parliament to take oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha.
Members elected to the 17th Lok Sabha
Secretary General has laid on the Table a list containing the names of members elected to the 17th Lok Sabha as submitted by the Election Commission of India (EC).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha.
The 17th Lok Sabha has convened for the first time
The Lok Sabha has observed silence for a short while to mark the solemn occasion of the first sitting.
Composition of the 17th Lok Sabha
First time MPs: 300 out of the 542 MPs have been elected to the Lower House of the first time.
A total of 197 MPs, who were in the 16th Lok Sabha, have been re-elected.
397 out of the 542 MPs come from national parties.
The remaining MPs are from state parties such as the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) from Tamil Nadu and the Yuvajana Sramika Raithu Congress Party (YSRCP) from Andhra Pradesh.
Today in Lok Sabha
Oath of affirmation: Members to take oath or sign the affirmation, sign their roll as members and take their seats in the house.
Request all the parties to support the decisions - PM Modi
"After several decades, a govt has won absolute majority for the second term. People have given us the chance to serve the country again. I request all the parties to support the decisions that are in favour of people," PM Modi said.
PM Modi addresses media before commencement of the session
Today marks the start of the 1 session of the Parliament after the 2019 LS polls.— BJP LIVE (@BJPLive) June 17, 2019
When we come to the Parliament, we should forget ‘Paksh’ & ‘Vipaksh’. We should think about issues with a ‘Nishpaksh spirit’ and work in the larger interest of the nation:PM https://t.co/XFIV7uXluX
Virendra Kumar takes oath as the Protem Speaker
BJP MP Virendra Kumar took oath as the Protem Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha at Rashtrapati Bhawan.