Winter session of parliament anytime after 19 November

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The central government on 21 October postponed a decision on convening the winter session of Parliament till next week, but said that the session could be convened after November 19.

The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) is likely to take decision on the actual date of convening the winter session of parliament, according to reliable government sources.

With the government deciding to observe November 19 as Constitution Day, the CCPA , during a meeting, discussed holding a debate on the making of the Constitution in parliament.

The CCPA which is chaired by Union home minister Rajnath Singh went through 53 bills, which are pending in the upper house of parliament.

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Arun Jaitley, Sadanand Gowda among others took part in the meeting.

The crucial Goods and Services Tax bill is also pending in parliament which the government hopes to pass in the winter session. While eight bills have been passed by the Lok Sabha, five more are pending with various parliamentary committees.

The meeting was chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who decided to take on board parties and presiding officers of the two Houses to celebrate the centenary of Dr BR Ambedkar.

It may be recalled that the monsoon session was a total washout. The opposition party, Congress didn’t allow the House to function over accusations of corruption against top BJP leaders.

The Congress members demanded the resignations of foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje for helping ex-IPL chief Lalit Modi. The opposition party sought Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan be shown the door over Vyapam scam.

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