The Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Thursday decided to call the third session of the 16th Punjab Vidhan Sabha on September 27.
A decision to this effect was taken by the Council of Ministers in its meeting chaired by the CM at the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) in the Punjab Civil Secretariat.
A spokesperson for the CMO said that as per clause (1) of Article 174 of the Constitution of India, the governor is authorized to summon the State Legislature to meet at such time and place as he thinks fit.
“However, there should not be a time gap of more than six months between two sessions of the State Legislative Assembly. The 2nd (Budget) Session of the 16th Punjab Vidhan Sabha was concluded on June 30, 2022, so the Cabinet has recommended convening the third Session of the Assembly on September 27, 2022,” added the spokesperson.