New Delhi: With Bihar elections over, the government will on Monday take a call on Parliament’s winter session as it pitches for the passage of a host of reforms, including the goods and services tax (GST) bill. People familiar with the matter said that the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) chaired by home minister Rajnath Singh will meet on Monday in Parliament House to decide the date of winter session, which usually begins in the third week of December.

With the monsoon session a virtual washout, the government is keen to get important bills passed in Parliament like GST bill, land bill, the real estate regulation and development bill and negotiable instruments arbitration bill.

The winter session will happen in the backdrop of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffering a massive defeat in Bihar, which has further emboldened the opposition. The session as such is expected to begin at a stormy note during which the opposition is likely to corner the government on issues like return of awards by writers and filmmakers, the Dadri lynching and related incidents.

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