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All-party meeting held ahead of Winter Session of Parliament

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 December 2023, 13:08 IST
All Party Meeting in Delhi

New Delhi: A meeting of floor leaders of political parties in both houses of Parliament was held on Saturday ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament, which begins on December 4.

Key Participants and Leadership

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi chaired the meeting that began at 11 am at the Parliament Library building. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal were seen arriving for the meeting on Saturday. Among the opposition leaders, Congress MP Jairam Ramesh, Pramod Tiwari, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MP Mahua Maji were present in the meeting.

Session Schedule and Political Context

The winter session of the Parliament is scheduled to continue till December 22. The meeting is being held a day before results of assembly elections of four states (Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana) are announced on December 3. Results of Mizoram polls will be announced on December 4.

Political Perspectives on Election Results

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MP Mahua Maji and Congress MP Pramod Tiwari shared their perspectives on the upcoming election results and the political landscape. Maji expressed hope for forming governments in alliance with Congress in multiple states, citing concerns with the central government's policies. Tiwari dismissed the reliability of exit polls and emphasized their reliance on feedback from party workers.

Legislative Agendas for Winter Session

Three important bills which seek to replace the IPC, CrPC, and the Evidence Act may be taken up for consideration during the session.

Ethics Committee Report

The Ethics Committee, which probed the 'cash-for-query' allegations against Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, is slated to lay its report in Lok Sabha on the first day of the winter session of Parliament on December 4. The listed agenda of Lok Sabha for December 4 mentions that Vinod Kumar Sonkar and Aparjita Sarangi to lay the "on the Table the First Report (Hindi and English versions) of the Committee on Ethics".

(With ANI inputs) 



First published: 2 December 2023, 13:08 IST