BJP MP Anurag Thakur takes oath as a member of the Lok Sabha.
BJP MP Gen VK Singh takes oath as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha:
Members of Parliament take oath of duty at the first session of 17th Lok Sabha on Monday:
BJP MP and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh:
BJP MP and Home Minister Amit Shah:
BJP MP and Union Minister Smriti Irani:
Union Minister and BJP MP Nitin Gadkari:
Union Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal MP from Bathinda, Harsimrat Kaur Badal:
Union Ministers and BJP MPs Dr Harsh Vardhan and Dr Jitendra Singh take oath in Sanskrit and Dogri respectively:
PM Modi takes oath as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha, other MPs to also take oath:
Proceedings begin in Parliament as the 17th Lok Sabha begins its first sitting.
PM Modi speaks to media ahead of the start of the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha at Parliament House:
BJP MP Virendra Kumar takes oath as the Protem Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha, at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
"As per the mandate, ruling party and opposition hold a role to play for the country. The Prime Minister has guided us to work together for the nation. We all are making the efforts to achieve the same," says Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi ahead of the parliament session of 17th Lok Sabha.
The first session of 17th Lok Sabha will commence on Monday, days after the oath-taking of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his second term and the new Cabinet 2.0.
While the first two days of the session will be completely devoted to oath-taking by 542 members of the Lower House of Parliament, it will also see the passing of the Union Budget and some key legislations like Triple Talaq bill being on top of the government agenda.
One seat in the House is vacant as the election for Vellore constituency in Tamil Nadu was cancelled on charges of money use. Two more MPs will be nominated by the government from the Anglo Indian community, making the full house of 545.
The oath-taking by the new members will be overseen by the protem Speaker Virendra Kumar. President Ram Nath Kovind will administer him the oath of the office today morning at the Rashtrapati Bhavan before the Parliament Session begins. He will be assisted by a panel of senior members including Kodikunnil Suresh and Bhatruhari Mahtab in overseeing the proceedings when members take oath on Monday and Tuesday.
The government had promulgated as many as 10 ordinances for the session which ends on July 26 and will have 30 sittings. Among the bills that will be introduced, the one on triple talaq could prove to be contentious.
The election of Speaker of the Lok Sabha will be held on Wednesday followed by a joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament on Thursday when President Kovind will deliver his customary address.
It remains to be seen whether the new Speaker will be a woman and if so whether it could be former minister Maneka Gandhi, also a senior MP. Before Mahajan, during the second term of the UPA, the post was held by Meira Kumar who became the first woman Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
Main opposition party Congress has yet to decide its leader of the party in both Houses of the Parliament. Sonia Gandhi, however, has been elected as leader of the Congress parliamentary party.
This session of the Parliament will have no former prime ministers as Manmohan Singh's Rajya Sabha term ended Friday while H D Deve Gowda could not make it to the Lok Sabha.
Some prominent faces will be missed in the session. Senior BJP leaders like L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Sushma Swaraj and Uma Bharati, as they did not contest the elections. Similarly, Mallikarjun Kharge, who was the Leader of the Congress in the 16th Lok Sabha, and his deputy Jyotiraditya Scindia, will not be seen in the House as they failed to win the polls.
Some new faces including heavyweights Home Minister Amit Shah, Child and Women Welfare Minister Smriti Irani, Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur, cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir (BJP), actors Ravi Kishan, Sunny Deol, singer Hans Raj Hans will appear on the treasury benches of the Lok Sabha.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a customary all-party meet where he said that the Parliament session should begin with "fresh zeal and new thinking".
(with ANI inputs)