Parliament's winter session adjourned till 18 December

In the last monsoon session only nine of 25 bills were passed. These nine included neither the Motor Vehicles Bill nor the Code of Wages Bill both crucial. The first half the session was lost to disruptions. The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha spent merely 22

Meanwhile, the proceedings of the Lok Sabha on the first day of the Winter Session were also adjourned after the House paid tributes to three sitting and seven former members who died during the inter-session period.

The Centre was recently targetted by the Opposition for delaying the winter session allegedly in the wake of Gujarat Assembly Elections.

This session of the Parliament will have 14 sittings.

"Main issues in the session will be supplementary demand for grants, Constitutional amendment Article 123 (Constitutional status to backward classes), Muslim women Right on Marriage 2017 bill".

A day before the winter session kickstarted, Congress and several opposition parties met on Thursday to discuss and form a strategy to corner the government on key issues.

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It is expected that the Congress party is not going to let the allegation leveled by PM Modi against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pass so easily. The PM Modi said on Thursday that he welcomed discussion on "all issues" that the opposition wanted to raise in the session and also called for constructive discussion on government business.

Thereafter, the Prime Minister introduced new ministers to the House, following which Zero Hour mentions were taken up Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 pm. He also added that this parliament session should be held with a positive approach to move the country forward.

Parliament winter session is all set to begin today on Friday. But due to global warming winter has not come in full force.

"There should be a good debate, there should be a positive debate, and the debates should take place with innovative suggestions only then the time of the Parliament will be properly utilized for the benefit of the country", Modi told the media ahead of the session.

A leader, who attended the meeting, said the prime minister spoke about the government's legislative agenda for the Winter Session and asked them to work together for pushing it through Parliament.

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