Inside view of the Parliament of India. (Source: PTI)

Winter Session Of Parliament To Begin From Dec. 11

The month-long Winter Session of Parliament is set to commence from Dec. 11, the day counting of votes will take place for Assembly elections in five states.

The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, met Tuesday night at his residence, and deliberated on the dates.

This would be the last full-fledged Parliament session of the Narendra Modi-led government before the next Lok Sabha polls.

The results of the Assembly elections, in which both the ruling BJP and the Congress have high stakes, is bound to cast a shadow on parliamentary proceedings.

The results of polls in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram would be out on Dec. 11.

When contacted Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel confirmed the session would held from Dec. 11 to Jan. 8 and added it would have 20 working days.

“We seek support and cooperation of all parties for the smooth functioning of Parliament during the session," he said.

The government would push for the passage of the triple talaq bill pending in the Rajya Sabha. It had promulgated an ordinance to make the practice of instant triple talaq a penal offence.

The government also wants the Indian Medical Council amendment ordinance and the companies amendment ordinance to be passed as bills in this session.

The Winter Session of Parliament usually starts in November. However, it would be the second year in a row when it would begin in December.