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LOK SABHA SPEAKER LEADS INDIAN PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION TO 136TH ASSEMBLY OF INTER- PARLIAMENTARY UNION IN DHAKA, BANGLADESH

New Delhi, 31 March 2017 : An Indian Parliamentary Delegation led by Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker, Lok Sabha, and consisting of Shri N. K. Premachandran, MP, Dr. (Prof.) Kirit Premjibhai Solanki, MP, Smt. Viplove Thakur, MP, Shri Anil Desai, MP, Shri Nagendra Singh, MP, Shri Raj Kumar Singh, MP, Km. Sushmita Dev, MP, Shri Deepak Adhikari, MP, Ms. Dola Sen, MP, Shri Anoop Mishra, Secretary General, Lok Sabha left for Bangladesh today to attend the 136th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union to be held in Dhaka from 1 to 5 April, 2017. During the Assembly, a General Debate on the overall theme of ‘Redressing inequalities: Delivering on dignity and well-being for all' will be held. Smt. Mahajan will address the Assembly during the General Debate and the Indian delegation will participate in the four Standing Committees of IPU. The agenda of the Assembly also includes an emergency item relating to a major event of international concern on which it appears necessary for the IPU to express its opinion. The requests for inclusion of an emergency item are made by Member countries. Mexico and United Kingdom have submitted requests for inclusion of Emergency item in the agenda of the Assembly. One of our delegates will participate in the discussion on Emergency item. On the sidelines of Assembly, the Women parliamentarians will also have a meeting which will be attended by Km. Sushmita Dev, MP and Ms. Dola Sen. The Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the IPU will share their views from a youth perspective on the agenda items of the Assembly. Km. Sushmita Dev, MP and Shri Deepak Adhikari, MP will attend this Meeting. Besides, the Delegation will also attend the meeting of the Regional Asia-Pacific Group. Shri Anoop Mishra, Secretary General, Lok Sabha will attend the Meeting of the Association of Secretaries-General of Parliaments (ASGP).





 

 

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