PM Modi hopes for constructive winter session

Govt seeks to pass 25 key bills in Winter Session of Parliament

Mr Modi said there is always a room for constructive criticism and Government will welcome raising of any issues for deliberation in both the houses.

A bill to provide Muslim women the right to seek maintenance from the ex-spouse after divorce and another aimed to end discrimination against transgenders, among other proposed legislation, are listed for taking up during Parliament's Winter Session starting on Friday.

"Inaction of the Election Commission is indeed shocking as it has failed to uphold its constitutional mandate under Article 324", a statement issued by opposition parties, after a meeting at Parliament House to chalk out the strategy for the Winter Session beginning today, reads.

Parliament will also discuss the Supplementary Demands for Grants in this Winter Session.

Rafale row will be expected to keep the winter session stormy as well.

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Delayed by nearly a month due to the polls, this Session will have fewer sittings than the usual-it has 14 work days compared to 21 in the last Winter Session-but the Government is hopeful of pushing its legislative agenda in the short time.

The winter session of Parliament will be held from 15 December to 5 January.

Opposition parties has strongly criticised the election watchdog over its "inaction" regarding alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct by PM Modi in Gujarat and said the "attitude" of the poll body has cast an "ominous shadow" on its "credibility".

After the weekend break, the two Houses will meet again on Monday when the poll results will be announced.

But if the Congress wins Gujarat, even if it loses Himachal Pradesh, the opposition party would take on the government over the issues that have raised the political temperature.

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The Congress also demanded the Prime Minister's apology for his remarks on former prime minister Manmohan Singh.

The Opposition will also protest against the "unlawful" suspensions of JD (U) Rajya Sabha MPs Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar from the party. He said the opposition parties would coordinate over the issues to be raised and would definitely take a call on the issues pertaining to corruption.

A day ahead of the session, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Thursday had said that the government is ready to discuss all the issues, including those to be raised by the Opposition.

The Rajya Sabha was on Friday adjourned till 2.30 p.m. soon after it met for Question Hour after a short adjournment, amidst heated exchanges between the opposition and government over the allegations levelled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi against his predecessor Manmohan Singh.

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