The All-Party meet ahead of the winter season in Parliament has begun on Saturday afternoon, November 16. Lok Sabha Speaker OM Birla had called on the meeting. Reports stated that several leaders like DMK’s TR Balu, TMC’s Sudip Bandopadhyay, MoS Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal are attending the meeting. Along with it, Parliamentary Affairs minister Prahlad Patel and Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury are also present at the meeting. The Parliament winter session will commence on Monday and end on December 13.
According to reports, the Winter Parliament session will likely see the opposition parties raising the issues of their concerns. Meanwhile, the BJP is expected to take forward its legislative agenda during the session and several bills. Further reports stated that the Bharatiya Janata Party is also expected to introduce the Personal Data Protection Bill. The bill deals with the handling and processing of consumer data by corporate entities while introducing restrictions and penalties.
According to reports, another bill that is expected to be taken up by the Parliament during the sessions is the regularising of the 1,728 unauthorised colonies in the National capital. According to sources, the Government will also bring up a bill to replace taxation laws (Amendment) Ordinance,2019 on corporate rate cuts.
The winter session will be the second session since Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to the office with a bigger majority for a second successive term. The last Monsoon Parliament session saw some crucial bills being passed such as Triple Talaq, National Investigation Agency Act including the landmark bill of the scrapping of Article 370 in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act. It remains to be seen whether the BJP-led government introduces the Citizenship Amendment Bill or the final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the Winter sessions.