Hope Winter Session of Parliament is productive: PM

Hope Winter Session of Parliament is productive: PM

Hope Winter Session of Parliament is productive: PM

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

On the first day, the Lok Sabha will be adjourned for the day after paying tribute to its sitting and former members who passed away after the Monsoon Session.

It is expected that the Congress party is not going to let the allegation leveled by PM Modi against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pass so easily.

This is the shortest winter session in nearly twenty years.

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.

The Centre was recently targetted by the Opposition for delaying the winter session allegedly in the wake of Gujarat Assembly Elections. He also requested all the Members of the Parliament to work full time to address all the important business, since this session is already delayed and will last for only 14 days.

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"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. I hope there is good debate, constructive debate and we come up with innovative solutions to our nation's problems", the prime minister said.

Congress and other opposition parties had slammed the government over delaying the winter session, and accusing it of undermining Parliament with the short session.

The Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned till Monday following the opposition's relentless protests.

Modi had earlier said that a fruitful and constructive Winter Session was in the best interest of the country.

"And I also hope that if the House will function in a positive manner then the country will be benefited, democracy will be strengthened and a new trust for fulfilling the expectations and hopes of common people will be created", the Prime Minister said.

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