All-party meeting convened by government ahead of the Winter session of Parliament beginning tomorrow is underway in New Delhi.
Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, and Arun Jaitley, Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge, CPI leader D Raja, TMC leader Sudip Bandopadhyay are among those who are attending the meeting. Government will seek co-operation from political parties for smooth functioning of both the Houses during the meeting.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu has also called an all-party meet today to build consensus for smooth functioning of the Upper House. Opposition parties will also hold a meeting to discuss their strategy to counter the government.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will meet the leaders of political parties tomorrow to ensure smooth conduct of proceedings in the Lower House.
The winter session will have 20 sittings, during which eight important bills will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha and 15 in the Lok Sabha. The nearly month-long Winter session will be the last full-fledged session before the Lok Sabha elections next year. The session will last till 8th of next month.