New Delhi, Mar 31 (PTI) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will lead a delegation of parliamentarians to attend the assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union to be held in Dhaka from tomorrow. Also Read - India Most Corrupt Nation? At 39%, India Emerges as Country With Highest Bribery Rate in Asia
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Mahajan will lead a delegation of MPs which include N K Premachandran, Kirit Premjibhai Solanki, Viplove Thakur, Anil Desai, Nagendra Singh, Raj Kumar Singh, Sushmita Dev, Deepak Adhikari and Dola Sen. Also Read - International Flights: Vistara Announces Flights Between Delhi, Dhaka From Nov 5 | Check Ticket Fare, Schedule Here
Besides the MPs, Lok Sabha Secretary General Anoop Mishra will also attend the event.
Mahajan will address the Assembly during the general debate and the Indian delegation will participate in the four standing committees of IPU, an official statement from Lok Sabha secretariat said.
The agenda of IPU 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. Both 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, a forum of young parliamentarians of the IPU will share their views from a youth perspective on the agenda items of the assembly.
Sushmita Dev and Deepak Adhikari will represent India in this meeting.
The MPs will also attend the meeting of the regional Asia-Pacific Group.
While, Mishra will attend the meeting of the Association of Secretaries-General of Parliaments (ASGP). The event will conclude on April 5.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.