Govt to finalise winter session schedule tomorrow

26 November, 2017, 01:38 | Author: Katrina Soto
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The winter session this will be spanning around 14 days is set to witness stormy scenes between the Treasury and Opposition benches.

Accusing the Centre of delaying the session "without ascribing any justification for doing so", the Congress, in the letter dated November 21 said the apparent reason "informally" mentioned by the government for the delay was the assembly elections in Gujarat.

With the ruling NDA setting up the Winter session of Parliament a day after the Gujarat polls, the government is readying for a countdown to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections with hopes for legislative business receding.

Hafiz Saeed's Release Reaffirms One's Belief in "Dog's Tail" Proverb
Sources revealed that the home department in the would press more charges on Hafiz Saeed to keep him in detention. Despite U.S. sanctions on Saeed, the cleric has been living freely in Pakistan and delivering anti-U.S. speeches.

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 minister said there was a strong opinion among people that Parliament legislate on the issue.

"We urge upon you to direct the government to summon the Parliament at the earliest as the power of summoning and proroguing the Houses of Parliament are constitutionally vested in the President", they said. While the introduction of a bill to ban triple talaq is high on its priority list, it is also keen to push the Labour Code, the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill and several other pending legislations.

Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar confirmed that the Winter Session of Parliament will have 14 sittings and December 25 and 26 will be Christmas holidays. A select committee headed by BJP leader Bhupendra Yadav has already submitted its report to Parliament on the issue in Monsoon Session. The government will also want to pass amendments to GST Bills.

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