Free Press Journal

Short winter session of Parliament likely



New Delhi: The Government may go for a smaller winter session of Parliament for the second year in succession alike last year in view of the Assembly elections spilled over up to December 11 when the counting is slated in all five states. Indications are that it will be a two-week session from December 10 to 21 with ten sittings, kicking off the session only after the last polling in Rajasthan and Telangana on December 7.

A similar recourse was adopted last year to hold the session from December 15, a day after the results of the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, and hold 13 sittings up to January 5, with a five-day Christmas break. The winter session is normally held for nearly a month, starting in November and closing just before the Christmas. Both the ruling BJP and the Congress as the main opposition party have interest in this round of Assembly elections and hence nobody will press for an early session.

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