Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla will lead the Indian parliamentary delegation to the 206th session of the governing council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) the place electing a brand new President will likely be prime of the agenda after Pakistan has thrown its hat within the ring.
The 206th Session of the Governing Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) will likely be held from 1st to 4th November this 12 months. This is a Virtual Session, which is being organised rather than a full-fledged in-person Statutory Assembly of IPU as a result of outbreak of the pandemic.
The election of the brand new President of IPU will happen by a distant digital secret poll because the outgoing President Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron of Mexico had accomplished her time period on October 19. The time period of the brand new President of IPU will likely be from 2020-23.
An Indian Parliamentary Delegation led by Birla and consisting of LS member Poonamben Hematbhai Maadam and RS member Swapan Dasgupta will take part on this digital session in addition to solid their votes.
Secretary-General of Lok Sabha Snehlata Shrivastava and Secretary-General of Rajya Sabha Desh Deepak Verma can even attend the Virtual Session. Lok Sabha Secretariat’s Dr. Ajay Kumar is the Secretary to this Delegation.
There are 4 candidates within the fray for the election of IPU President – Duarte Pacheco from Portugal, Muhammad Sanjrani from Pakistan, Akmal Saidov from Uzbekistan, and Salma Ataullahjan from Canada.
“Prior to the scheduled Virtual Session of the Governing Council, a Virtual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Geopolitical Group (APG) of IPU, consisting of 36 nations, was organised on 30 October 2020 by the President of Senate of Philippines, the current Chair of APG,” stated a press be aware.
The Governing Council is the principle policy-making physique of the IPU which is remitted to elect the brand new President of IPU. Each member Parliament of IPU is represented by three parliamentarians within the Governing Council and accordingly has three votes, supplied the Delegation has each women and men.