A day ahead of the winter session of Lok Sabha, Mamata Banerjee's TMC has taken a jibe on the Centre. Mocking the pre-session parliamentary procedures, TMC's Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien questioned that will the government show regard for the procedures. He also added that the 'rituals' of all-party meet chaired by the PM and tea hosted by the Vice President is ''Ok" but will the same will be followed during the sessions of both houses.
A day before #Parliament opens. Pre- session ‘rituals’. Meeting of all Parliamentary party leaders of both Houses, usually chaired by PM. High tea hosted by Vice President. Pleasantries on Sunday. 😊Ok. But Mon-Fri? Will govt show regard for Parliamentary precedents/procedures?— Derek O'Brien | ডেরেক ও’ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) November 17, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired an all-party meet ahead of the winter session of the Parliament. The Prime Minister said that he is looking forward to a productive winter session of Parliament, where people-centric and development-oriented issues will be discussed. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, he had a wonderful interaction with leaders and MPs across party lines at the all-party meeting convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla yesterday.
Had a wonderful interaction with leaders and MPs across party lines this evening.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 16, 2019
We look forward to a productive Parliament session, where people-centric and development oriented issues would be discussed. pic.twitter.com/EsNze39bSA
Leaders of different political parties assured Lok Sabha Speaker of all cooperation in the smooth functioning of the house. Briefing reporters after the meeting, Lok Sabha speaker Birla said, the opposition parties will be allowed to raise any issue in the House after discussion in the Business Advisory Committee. Union Ministers Prahlad Patel and Arjun Ram Meghwal, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, DMK leader TR Balu and TMC leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay, LJP's Chirag Paswan, BSP's Danish Ali and AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi among others attended the meeting.
Meanwhile, Government has convened an all-party meeting in New Delhi on Sunday. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has also convened a meeting of leaders of different political parties in the Upper House. The winter session of Parliament will conclude on 13th of the next month.