Parliament Winter session likely to begin from Nov 29

New Delhi: Another major clash between the opposition and the government is set in the Winter Session of Parliament to be held from November 29 to December 23 on a range of issues including farmers’ issues and the latest developments related to the AgustaWestland deal.

The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, headed by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, has recommended the schedule for the winter session of Parliament, officials said on Monday. The month-long session will be crucial after the end of the monsoon season, which was set to be the first plenary session after the Covid pandemic hit Indian shores.

Officials said that the upcoming session will also follow the COVID protocol and other health guidelines. MPs will be encouraged to take their vaccines and unaffiliated MPs or officials will undergo a mandatory RTCPR test, officials said.

But the political significance of the upcoming session will be huge as both the government and the opposition will be busy pursuing their agenda.

Two top opposition leaders said the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, in which eight people were killed when a car collided with a protesting farmers, was a major issue ahead of the elections in UP, Punjab and Uttarakhand due in March next year. will be the issue.

The latest developments related to the AgustaWestland deal and the lifting of sanctions by the central government on the Italian firm involved in the controversial helicopter deal, Leonardo Spa will also be raised.

The government is contemplating passing a slew of bills including the Data Protection Bill, the Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill and two major financial bills including amendments to the PFRDA Act to allow segregation of NPS from pension funds.