Govt calls all party meet ahead of Winter Session
New Delhi: The Union government has called an allparty meeting on Monday ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament to build a consensus for smooth functioning of the two Houses. At the customary session-eve meeting called by the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry, the Prime Minister usually lists the government’s agenda and seeks the Opposition’s support for smooth transaction of official business. This would be the last full-fledged Parliament session before the Lok Sabha polls.
First day of the session, which starts on December 11, will see obituary references to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and incumbent parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar.
While the session will go on from December 11 to January 8, the House proceedings are likely to see 15 working days. As many as 46 bills are to be taken up during the session.
The results of the Assembly elections, in which both the ruling BJP and the Congress have high stakes, are bound to cast a shadow on parliamentary proceedings. The results of polls in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and The Winter Session of Parliament will start from December 11 and will continue till January 8.
The House will see 15 working days and is set to discuss as many as 46 bills.
One of the important bills to be tabled is Triple Talaq Bill.
Mizoram would be out on December 11, when the session begins.
Of these, the government will stress on the passage of the ‘triple talaq’ bill, which has been passed in the Lok Sabha and is pending in the Rajya Sabha. The government had promulgated an ordinance to make the practice a penal offence.
Other Bills include the Anti-Trafficking Bill, which has been passed in the Lok Sabha, and the POCSO
The government also wants the Indian Medical Council amendment ordinance and the companies amendment ordinance to be passed as bills in this session.
The Opposition had called for an all-party meet on the same day. They are meeting at 3pm in the Parliament Annexe. On top of the Opposition’s agenda will be Rafale deal, agrarian crisis, and the infighting within the CBI.
(With PTI inputs)