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 might 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) might be held from 1st to 4th November this 12 months. It is a Digital Session, which is being organised instead of a full-fledged in-person Statutory Meeting of IPU as a result of outbreak of the pandemic.
The election of the brand new President of IPU will happen by way of a distant digital secret poll for the reason that 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 might 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 forged their votes.
Secretary-Normal of Lok Sabha Snehlata Shrivastava and Secretary-Normal of Rajya Sabha Desh Deepak Verma will even attend the Digital 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.
“Previous to the scheduled Digital Session of the Governing Council, a Digital Assembly 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 present Chair of APG,” mentioned a press be aware.
The Governing Council is the primary policy-making physique of the IPU which is remitted to elect the brand new President of IPU. Every 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.