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Modi hopes for fruitful Winter Session

17 December 2017, 02:14 | Damon Campbell

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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

There have been several occasions in the past when the session has not been held in time and for its usual duration. Hope to see positive approach in this Winter Session.

The winter session this time was delayed due to assembly elections in Gujarat. Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his cabinet ministers has campaigned extensively across Gujarat in the last two months.

This session of the Parliament will have 14 sittings.

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In the current 16th Lok Sabha, the percentage of bills being referred to expert committees such as standing committee, Joint Parliamentary committee has fallen to 27% from 71% in 15th Lok Sabha.

"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". Modi called the winter session to be a major one in which "important bills would be discussed".

Meanwhile, the Winter Session of Rajya Sabha began on a stormy note on Friday with the Opposition demanding an apology from PM Modi over his "conspiracy with Pakistan" remarks against his predecessor Manmohan Singh, creating an uproar and repeatedly disrupting proceedings. However, with no signs of attention given to strengthening the parliamentary democracy, the NDA government has only worsened it over the UPA regime.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hoped the Winter Session of Parliament will be a productive one with constructive debates and innovative suggestions that will help resolve the country's problems.

"I hope this Parliament session contributes to the nation's growth", he said.

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