The sessions of each House of Parliament are summoned by the President. This is subject to the condition that six months shall not intervene between the two sessions. In other words, Parliament should hold at least two sessions in a year. Normally, three sessions are held in a year:
- Budget Session (February – May)
- Monsoon Session (July – September), and
- Winter Session (November – December).
The President is empowered to prorogue Parliament or any of its Houses. He may dissolve the Lok Sabha.
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