The winter session of the parliament will begin tomorrow. (File)
The centre is likely push for the passage of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, a key BJP plank which is aimed at granting nationality to non-Muslim immigrants from neighbouring countries, in Parliament’s Winter Session which beings on Monday. Among the other bills expected to be taken up are those on regularizing unauthorised colonies in Delhi and punishment for assault on doctors. The government will also bring bills to replace two ordinances on corporate tax rate cuts and ban on e-cigarettes. The opposition is likely to target the government over economic slowdown and unemployment. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed hope that the winter session of Parliament would be “productive” and “people-centric issues” would be discussed.
Ahead of the parliament’s winter session, an all-party meeting will be held at 10.30 am today. BJP’s executive meeting will take place at 1 pm followed by an NDA meeting, At 3.30 pm, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will hold a meeting with the leaders of various parties.
Here are the LIVE updates on meetings ahead of the Parliament’s winter session:
Home Minister Amit Shah Arrives For The All-Party Meeting
Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Minister Thawarchand Gehlot, Arjun Ram Meghwal arrive for the all party meeting called by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, ahead of winter session of Parliament which begins tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/7NLNZCEbWw
– ANI (@ANI) November 17, 2019
Parliament’s Winter Session: Tax, E-Cigarette Ordinances To Be Replaced
The winter session of Parliament will see government replacing two ordinances — one on tax and another on ban of e-cigarettes, news agency IANS reports
According to both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha business list, about 35 legislations, including the crucial Industrial Relations Code, will be taken up during the winter session of Parliament beginning Monday including the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Ordinance, 2019 (No. 14 of 2019) promulgated by the President on 18th September, 2019 and the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 promulgated by the President on 20th September, 2019.
Congress To Raise Gandhis’ SPG Cover Withdrawal In Parliament
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said on Saturday that the party will raise the issue of withdrawal of SPG cover of the Gandhi family during the winter session of parliament and also seek government”s response on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Mr Chowdhury said the party will also raise issues concerning the common man including “unemployment and economic slowdown” and the high levels of pollution in Delhi.
“We will raise the issue of unemployment, economic slowdown, Jammu and Kashmir and stubble burning,” he told news agency ANI.
Had a wonderful interaction with leaders and MPs across party lines this evening.
We look forward to a productive Parliament session, where people-centric and development oriented issues would be discussed. pic.twitter.com/EsNze39bSA
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 16, 2019