In poll times, Congress, BJP raise heat on Winter Session dates

In poll times, Congress, BJP raise heat on Winter Session dates

In poll times, Congress, BJP raise heat on Winter Session dates

"Congress' record is well known", he said.

Earlier on the day, Congress leaders Azad, Kharge and Anand Sharma addressed a press conference at party headquarters and levelled a series of allegation on the government from delaying Winter Session of parliament to use of defence aircrafts by Prime Minister for election goal.

On Monday, Gandhi said the government took the extraordinary step of not holding the winter session to escape answering questions on corruption in high places, conflict of interest of serving ministers and dubious defence deals.

The BJP on Tuesday ridiculed the Congress' charge as "chorus of baseless allegations" that the government is deliberately delaying the Winter Session of Parliament, saying accommodation of dates between an election campaign and the session is an established tradition in Indian polity. "We would like to know how much time Rahul Gandhi spends in Parliament", Prasad told reporters at a press conference at the BJP headquarters.

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Naqvi said it was not for the first time that the winter session was being delayed due to assembly elections. "Our leaders are very busy in Gujarat elections", he added.

The Winter Session is generally convened in the third week of November and continues till the third week of December. Kumar asserted that the winter session of Parliament will be held in December and that it would be a "normal session".

"I'm surprised with the dedication that the Congress is showing towards Parliament".

"But if the Congress thinks they have got nothing to do in the Gujarat elections because nobody in the state is caring for them, it is there problem not ours". "The government wanted debate on demonetisation and other issues like GST and surgical strikes". The government is considering a truncated Winter Session of around 10 days starting from the second week of December, sources said.

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