Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha to observe 70 years of Indian Constitution

BJP MPs, Congress MPs, Lok Sabha, parliamentary panels, finance, external affairs, Shashi Tharoor, Veerappa Moily, Jayant Sinha, PP Choudhary
Joint sitting by both houses of Parliament to commemorate 70 years of Indian Constitution adoption. File photo: PTI.

To mark 70 years of the adoption of the Indian Constitution, a joint sitting of both houses of Parliament will be held on November 26 and is likely to be addressed both by President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Vice-president Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will also be present and may make an intervention on the event

Besides the members of both houses of Parliament, former presidents and prime ministers too are expected to attend the event, which will be held in the Central Hall of the Parliament.

The joint sitting will start on November 26 forenoon and is likely to last for more than two hours. The function will be similar to the midnight session of Parliament held in June 2017 to launch GST.

A similar function was also held in 1997 when Parliament celebrated 50 years of Independence by holding special midnight sitting of the two houses. The Constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India on November 26, 1949, and became effective from 26 January 1950.