New Delhi, Nov 22: The government is likely to hold the Winter Session of Parliament between December 15 to January 5, said an NDTV report quoting sources. The opposition has been attacking the government for deliberately delaying the Winter Session of Parliament because Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Cabinet ministers are busy in campaigning for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat for next month’s Assembly elections.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kumar on Tuesday said the government is committed to holding the Winter Session of Parliament and dates for the same will be decided soon. “We are committed to holding Winter Session of Parliament and in the next couple of days we are going to have Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs and decide the dates,” the Union Minister said.
Ananth Kumar’s statement came a day after Congress president Sonia Gandhi launched an all-out attack on the government, accusing it of sabotaging the Winter Session of Parliament on flimsy grounds. “The Modi-government in its arrogance has cast a dark shadow on India’ Parliamentary democracy by sabotaging the Winter session of Parliament on flimsy grounds,” she told the Congress Working Committee (CWC).
Traditionally, the Winter Session of Parliament convenes from the third week of November and lasts till the third week of December. The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh decides the dates of the parliament session. Sources earlier said the government was considering a truncated Winter Session of around 10 days starting from the second week of December.