Parliament will go into a special session (10th session of the current parliament) on November 8 for the first time in its history marking the Mujib Borsho on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
President Abdul Hamid summoned the special session exercising the power bestowed upon him as per Clause (1) of Article 72 of the Constitution, said a Parliament handout on Wednesday.
The 10th session (5th session of 2020) of the 11th parliament will start at 6pm on November 8 (Sunday) after a 59-day recess following prorogation of the last session.
On Sept 10, the 9th session was prorogued after only five sittings due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country. During the 9th session, six bills were passed and three others were placed in the House.
Earlier in March last, the President summoned the special session for March 22, but it was not held due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
According to the Constitution, the gap between the end of a session of Parliament and the first sitting of the next session shall not exceed a period of 60 days.