Indian delegation leaves for Inter Parliamentary Union meet in Dhaka

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    IANS | New Delhi

    March 31, 2017 | 07:10 PM

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan (Photo: Facebook)

A delegation of Indian parliamentarians led by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan left for Dhaka on Friday to attend the 136th assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union to be held April 1-5.

"During the assembly, a general debate on the overall theme of 'Redressing Inequalities: Delivering on dignity and well-being for all' will be held. Speaker Mahajan will address the assembly during the general debate," an official statement said.

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 the emergency item were made by member countries Mexico and Britain.

"One of our delegates will participate in the discussion on emergency item," the statement added.

The assembly will also witness a meeting of women parliamentarians in which Sushmita Dev and Dola Sen will represent India. Sushmita Dev, along with Deepak Adhikari, will also participate at the meeting of the forum of young parliamentarians where the members will share their views from youth perspective.

Mahajan and other delegates will attend a meeting of IPU's governing council which will also be held during the assembly as well as a meeting of the Regional Asia-Pacific Group.

The Indian delegation also comprises parliamentarians NK Premachandran, Kirit Premjibhai Solanki, Viplove Thakur, Anil Desai, Nagendra Singh, Raj Kumar Singh and Lok Sabha Secretary General Anoop Mishra.

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