Winter session of parliament to begin from 15 Dec

26 November, 2017, 01:40 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Winter Session of Parliament to be held from 15 December

Rejecting allegations that the parliament session was being delayed due to the impending Gujarat state elections being held on December 9 and December 14, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the dates would not overlap.

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday hit back at Congress after the latter accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of deliberately trying to delay the winter session of Parliament.

When asked if MPs would be asked to be present on January 1, Mr Kumar said they should be present on all working days, including New Year's Day.

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The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs today has recommended the dates for parliament's winter session.

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also slammed the government for allegedly shying away from facing questions in the Winter Session ahead of Gujarat assembly elections in December.

Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, told ANI that the opposition party would raise important issues like Goods and Services and Tax, demonetisation, Jammu and Kashmir issue, terrorism and Hafiz Saeed being set free by Pakistan. Himachal Pradesh too goes to poll just before the session. It had been resorted to during the regimes of Indira Gandhi, P V Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh, he said.

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Congress and BJP are in a tug of war over the delay in starting the winter sessions of Parliament for the last one week.

The upcoming session of Parliament is expected to witness heavy fireworks as the Congress would look to corner the Modi government over a range of issues. The government will also want to pass amendments to GST Bills.

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