Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shri Pralhad Joshi calls for cooperation from all political parties for smooth functioning of the Parliament

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All important issues to be discussed in Parliament: Shri Rajnath Singh

Winter Session to provide a total of 15 sittings spread over a period of 19 days

A meeting of the Government with Floor Leaders of all Political Parties was held under the Chairmanship of Defence Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, here today, before the start of the Winter Session of Parliament, 2023. In his opening address, Union Minister forParliamentary Affairs, Shri Pralhad Joshi informed that the Winter Session of Parliament will commence on Monday, the 4th December, 2023 and subject to exigencies of Government Business, the session may conclude on Friday, the 22nd December, 2023. The Session will provide 15 sittings spread over a period of 19 days.He also informed that tentatively 19 items of Legislative Business and 2 items of Financial Business have been identified for being taken up during this session.Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs further stated that the Government is always ready to discuss on the floor of the House, any issue as permitted under Rules of Procedure by respective Presiding Officers. He also requested all party leaders for active cooperation and support for the smooth functioning of the two Houses of Parliament. The meeting was also attended by Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Law and Justice; Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal.
Concluding the meeting, after listening to the points raised by the leaders of various political parties in both Houses of Parliament, Defence Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh thanked leaders for raising important issues in the meeting and stated that Government is ready for discussion on all these issues as per the rules of the respective Houses of Parliament and with the permission of the concerned Presiding Officers.In total, meeting was attended by Thirty(30) Leaders from Twenty Three political parties.