Winter session of Parliament to begin today

New Delhi: With the starting of the winter session of Parliament Monday, opposition and the government are all ready to train guns on each other with the opposition ready to fire salvos on the government and the Centre defending itself from allegations.

The winter session, which begins on Monday, will continue till December 23 and will have 20 sittings. The Parliament session is being considered very important from the political point of view as this will be held before the assembly elections of five states.

The winter session could not be held last year due to the corona pandemic but this time it has been called keeping in mind COVID protocols.

Political activity has been in full swing this time, as the opposition is preparing to surround the government on various issues, and the government is preparing strong defence against opposition’s allegations.

Opposition parties have made it clear that they will leave no stone unturned to surround the government on issues like farmers, agriculture, legalization of MSP, inflation, price of petrol diesel, unemployment, Pegasus, Corona, Tripura violence and BSF’s jurisdiction. The opposition has insisted that it will keep questioning the government on every burning topic and will put forward its failures.

Even though the opposition may not appear to be united, various political parties are taking a tough stand on issues and are not likely to miss an opportunity to raise their objection from Parliament ahead of the assembly elections in five states.

The government is also working on a comprehensive strategy to thwart the attacks of the opposition. The government has listed more than 25 bills to further its agenda of good governance and development. These include bills related to withdrawal of controversial agricultural laws, bills related to Cryptocurrency, Electricity Amendment Bill 2021, Pension Reform Bill, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Second Amendment Bill 2021, Energy Conservation Amendment Bill 2021 and Arbitration Bill 2021 etc.

The government says that it is ready to hold discussion on every issue approved by the Speaker, but the opposition will have to desist from the uproar in the House.

The opposition had created a ruckus in the Monsoon session over various issues and no significant work could be done as the proceedings remained disrupted. In the midst of the uproar, the government passed many important bills and adjourned the proceedings of both the houses before the stipulated time. So, the success of the government’s strategy this time will depend on the extent to which it is able to take the opposition into confidence so that maximum work can be done in the House. (UNI)

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