New Delhi, November 9: The winter session of the Parliament is scheduled to start from November 26 and will go on till December 23,Cabinet Committee of Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) announced on Monday.The committee chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh met on Monday to decide the date of the session, which is likely to see the passage of a host of reforms, including the much awaited Goods and Taxes Services (GST) Bill. However, after a stormy monsoon session, with incessant protests and disruptions from the opposition, the winter session is also likely to be troublesome for the National Democratic Alliance, after being defeated in the Bihar assembly elections.
The bitterness between the two biggest political parties of the country- Congress and BJP- has slowly and steadily been growing, earlier because of the attack on the legacy of Jawahar Lal Nehru by the government and now because of the issue of rising intolerance in the country. That coupled with the defeat of the NDA in the elections, which were touted as one which would alter the path of political course of the nation, is going to going to give the former a difficult time in the Parliament. The Congress along with its allies can sideline the BJP, which is looking to pass some important reforms in this session. Also Read: Government may introduce two labour codes in next Parliament session
In the monsson session, the Congress had continually disrupyed work in the Parliament, raising protests and asking for answers on the Sushms Swaraj-Lalit Modi visa issue and a host of other issues. Congress had also vowed to raise the question of accountability again in the Winter session as well. Congress has also targeted the government saying that it had acted stubborn and refused to take the Opposition on board in passing key legislations including the GST Bill, Land Acquisition Bill and the real estate regulation Bill.