Hope Winter Session of Parliament is productive: PM Modi

17 December, 2017, 02:17 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • 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

"I am confident of it, and even yesterday we had an all-party meeting in which there was a common voice that the session of the Parliament should be utilised in a proper manner for taking the country forward".

Kharge was reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal for positive and innovative arguments in the House.

"Main issues in the session will be supplementary demand for grants, Constitutional amendment Article 123 (Constitutional status to backward classes), Muslim women Right on Marriage 2017 bill".

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A day ahead of the session, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Thursday had said that the government is ready to discuss all the issues, including those to be raised by the Opposition.

In 1976, in the fifth Lok Sabha, the Winter Session in Lok Sabha was held from October 25 to November 5, with 11 sittings in 12 days, while the winter session in Rajya Sabha was held from November 3 to November 15, with nine sittings in 13 days.

Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar's disqualification issue was raised by the Opposition in Rajya Sabha.

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Azad said his party and other Opposition leaders have given a notice under rule 267 seeking suspension of the listed business to discuss an issue which he termed as "serious". "Democracy will surely strengthen", the PM had said. "For the first time, a Prime Minister has accused Former PM, former Vice President and diplomats of conspiring with Pakistan for Gujarat elections".

The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Friday made a decision to take a tough stand against the Opposition in Parliament after the Congress and other parties stalled the Rajya Sabha demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks against former prime minister Manmohan Singh.

A leader, who attended the meeting, said the prime minister also pointed out the government's legislative agenda for the Winter Session and asked them to work together for pushing it in Parliament. "I hope there is good debate, constructive debate and we come up with innovative solutions to our nation's problems", the prime minister said.

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