MPs discuss a motion to end the winter session of Parliament on 23 December

New Delhi: A week after the start of the winter session of Parliament, senior leaders of the parties informally discussed a proposal to end the session before Christmas, with many MPs citing the festivities and their respective constituencies during Christmas and New Years. demanded your presence. Close.

In a meeting chaired by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday, opposition stalwarts like Congress leader Adhir Chowdhary, DMK’s TR Balu, Trinamool leader Sudip Bandopadhyay and BJD’s Lok Sabha leader Pinaki Mishra urged the government and the Speaker to end the Current session on 23 December

The winter program of the Parliament is from December 7 to December 29.

According to the three leaders present in the meeting, there was a detailed discussion on the demand for adjournment of the House on 23rd. Chowdhary, Baalu, Bandopadhyay and Mishra explained why it would be better to adjourn the House on December 23. All three, who asked not to be named.

A second leader, who asked not to be named, said that “MPs cited the need to attend the festival and their constituencies. Opposition leaders also argued that if the session is adjourned before Christmas, it would send the right message to the Christian community.

The second leader said Birla informally mentioned that several MPs have also requested him to end the session early, but it was not in his hands to take a decision. He suggested that if the government decides to cut short the session, the budget session can be extended for 4-5 days. Opposition leaders supported Birla’s view,” said another leader.

Parliamentary Minister Pralhad Joshi and Minister of State Arjun Ram Meghwal were also present, the three leaders said they could not give any assurance as the current schedule was decided by the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.

The onset of the pandemic in early 2020 disrupted the budget session of Parliament, which ended on March 23, 2000, instead of the scheduled April 3. All the six sessions held thereafter were adjourned ahead of schedule due to various reasons. Election and request of MPs.

In the current session, the government has introduced five out of 16 new bills planned. Four Bills passed by one House in the last session have been cleared by the other House so far in this winter programme.