Clouds hover over Parliament House. PTI Photo/Vijay Verma
Clouds hover over Parliament House. PTI Photo/Vijay Verma

Government calls all-party meet ahead of winter session

At the customary session-eve meeting called by the parliamentary affairs ministry, the Prime Minister usually lists the government's agenda and seeks the opposition's support for smooth transaction of official business

New Delhi:The government has called an all-party meeting on Monday ahead of the winter session of Parliament to build a consensus for smooth functioning of the two Houses.

At the customary session-eve meeting called by the parliamentary affairs ministry, the Prime Minister usually lists the government’s agenda and seeks the opposition’s support for smooth transaction of official business. This would be the last full-fledged Parliament session before the Lok Sabha polls. The results of the assembly elections, in which both the ruling BJP and the Congress have high stakes, are bound to cast a shadow on parliamentary proceedings.

The results of polls in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram would be out on 11 December, when the session begins. The government would push for the passage of the triple talaq bill pending in the Rajya Sabha. It had promulgated an ordinance to make the practice of instant triple talaq a penal offence. The government also wants the Indian Medical Council amendment ordinance and the companies amendment ordinance to be passed as bills in this session. The winter session of Parliament usually starts in November.

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