Winter Session of Parliament starts today

The winter session of Parliament is scheduled to begin on Monday and many key bills including the Citizenship Bill will be tabled in today’s session.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday attended the All Parties Leaders meeting. Leaders from all major political parties were present on this occasion and they put forth their views on the upcoming session of Parliament.

In his remarks, Prime Minister observed that this session of the Parliament will be a special occasion for it will mark the 250th session of the Rajya Sabha and expressed his happiness that special events and activities were being planned to mark this occasion. PM Modi emphasized that the 250th session of the Upper House provided a unique opportunity for highlighting the unique strengths of the Indian Parliament as well as the Indian Constitution, in providing an overarching framework of governance institutions for a diverse country like India. The backdrop of the session being held as India celebrates the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi also made it a unique and special occasion. 

Moreover, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu had said that the Upper House, since its inception in 1952 has come a long way contributing to the socio-economic transformation of the country but still has ‘miles to go’ towards proper functioning.

Referring to the highly productive last and the 249th session, the best in several years, Naidu urged the leaders to ensure that this positive momentum is sustained during this session so that a few more miles could be covered.

Naidu had also informed the leaders of various events planned for celebrating the landmark 250th session of Rajya Sabha beginning today.