New Delhi, November 2: In the ongoing election season, the Winter Session of Parliament may not be called this year. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi, top ministers busy campaigning in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has discussed the possibility of no Parliament session this winters.
The last Parliament session was in the monsoon that concluded on August 11.
While the Constitution does not specify as to how many times Parliament must meet in a year, the gap between two sessions cannot be long than six months, NDTV reported. Parliament has three sessions — Budget, Monsoon and Winter sessions.
So, the government has time till February for the next session. The Narendra Modi government had also started a new practice of presenting the annual budget on February 1.
But if the Opposition’s reaction is very critical then government may call for a short Winter session for about 10 days, sources said. The Opposition is likely to corner the government in Parliament on a host of issues including economic slowdown.
The voting in Himachal Pradesh is on November 9 and Gujarat will have two-phase voting on December 9 and 14. The counting of votes for both the states is on December 18.