Winter Session At The Parliament Begins, Here’s What To Expect
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an all party meeting and told the opposition parties that all the key issues will be pressed and taken up at the Winter Session of the Parliament. However, as per talks in the air go, the opposition is all set to question the government and might as well oppose the Insurance Bill and try and corner the BJP Modi led government in the black money issue. Many important leaders of the parties were present on the occasion. By numbers, 26 political parties with about 40 leaders were present in the meeting. Except the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Trinamool Congress (TMC), all the other parties were present.
As he addressed on the eve of the Winter Session at the Parliament, he ensured a very smooth running of the Parliament. Adding to his assurance, Narendra Modi also said that this Parliament session is going to be as productive as the Budget Session, referring to his Independence Day speech by giving credits to the Government and the opposition as to how much productivity was built in that period. Commemorating this, he promised and hoped to take issues forward together as an opposition and the government.
The Session is scheduled to run until the 23rd of December following 22 sittings on the whole. Both the Government and the opposition both plan to make as much use of these as possible. In addition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, The Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu also assured that the issues and suggestions pressed by the opposition will be given more precedence and the Government would be willing to work on the same. He continued that the Government has given a long list of bills that should be taken up at the Parliament and discussed productively by all the members of all parties in the benefit of the public interest, and hence in this regard, the suggestions given by the opposition parties will be given considerable thought by the Government. The bills were also briefed by him and they are on investing, higher education, business and promoting ethical practices in bio-medical and health research on humans among other key aspects.
Most importantly, in addition to the issues aforementioned, the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) Civil Services Exam pattern is said to be discussed in the opposition. The pros and cons of the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) will be reviewed by both the sides of the parliament and the issue is taken to the parliament to ask the opinions of all the political parties about the CSAT. Considering the recent touts between the BJP and the Shiv Sena, the latter agreed to continue to support the BJP at the centre.