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Rescheduling Winter Session not unprecedented: Vijay Goel

17 December, 2017, 02:15 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • The winter session of Parliament will be held from 15 December to 5 January. The 21-day-long session will have 14 sittings of both houses of Parliament

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed hope that the winter session of Parliament that starts here on Friday will be productive.

Earlier speaking in the BJP's parliamentary party executive meeting also, the prime minister stressed on maximum attendance of the MPs in both the houses, BJP MP Sharad Tripathi, who was present in the meeting, said.

There have been several occasions in the past when the session has not been held in time and for its usual duration.

"He further talking about the bills that will be taken as a priority said that The most important business would be the Supplementary Demands for Grants, which is the first one after the implementation of GST; the 123rd Constitutional Amendment for setting up of National Commission for Backward Classes as a constitutional body; and the Bill against triple talaq".

This is the shortest winter session in nearly twenty years.

The Centre was recently targetted by the Opposition for delaying the winter session allegedly in the wake of Gujarat Assembly Elections. He requested for cooperation by all parties in order to make the Parliament session a fruitful one.

The Congress on Friday said the party is always in favour of constructive suggestions, but is unfortunately stopped by the Opposition, whenever they raise important issues.

Thereafter, the Prime Minister introduced new ministers to the House, following which Zero Hour mentions were taken up Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 pm.

"Neither the prime minister nor the parliamentary affairs minister (Ananth Kumar) replied to the points raised by us at the all-party meeting on Thursday. I hope there is good debate, constructive debate and we come up with innovative solutions to our nation's problems", he told reporters here.

Parliament Winter Session which will start from December 15, 2017, and last till January 5, 2018, is expected to witness heavy fireworks as the Congress would try to corner Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government over a range of issues.

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