Winter Session of Parliament likely to be convened from 15th Dec

Winter Session of Parliament

The Government is contemplating convening the Winter Session of Parliament from 15th of next month, a day after the second phase of Gujarat Assembly poll is over.Official sources said the session is likely be held from 15th December to 5th of January.

The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh met in New Delhi on Wednesday to deliberate upon the dates of the session.Later, briefing reporters on the Cabinet decisions, Finance Ministry Arun Jaitley said the Winter Session schedule will be such that it did not overlap with the Assembly elections and it will be a regular session. He said normally the elections and Parliament session should not overlap.

Earlier, opposition had criticised the government for delaying the session accusing the Centre of sabotaging it on flimsy grounds. The BJP, however, rejected the charge and insisted that previous governments including the UPA had also rescheduled sessions.

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