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Plea to President to summon Parliament session

Plea to President to summon Parliament session

The minister further stated that the ensuing Winter Session will have a total of 14 sittings over a duration of 22 days.

The Winter Session of Parliament will commence from December 15, a day after the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections, and conclude on January 5 as recommended by the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA). The CCPA's recommendations will now be forwarded to President Ram Nath Kovind.

Talking to media persons, Ananthkumar noted that it is not unprecedented that the schedule of the Parliament Session has been decided so as to avoid any overlap with the Assembly Elections in the States.

Congress and BJP are in a tug of war over the delay in starting the winter sessions of Parliament for the last one week.

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There were also talks that government would do away with the entire session but Jaitley had cleared the air saying that the winter session will be held. Elections and Parliament sessions normally don't overlap. This has been the practice in the past. "I don't know whether our opponents will be busy in the campaign or not, but we will be".

Jaitley said even when general elections were held, passage of the Budget was deferred and Parliament adjourned so that parties were free to participate in electioneering.

After facing intense criticism from the Congress-led Opposition for delaying the Winter Session of Parliament, the Government on Friday finally announced the dates. "We expect that we will have attendance on all 14 days, including the New Year's day", Ananth Kumar, Parliamentary Affairs Minister, said.


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