The winter session of Parliament is set to begin from Monday. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi convened all-party meeting on Sunday regarding the winter session, which lasted until December 13. In which the session was called upon to conduct the session with a systematic and meaningful discussion. However, passing this bill will not be easy, as the NRC bill is opposed by all opposition parties and human rights activists. Thus, it is believed that the government will make every effort to pass this bill.
The situation in Jammu and Kashmir, economic slowdown, unemployment and the government’s plan to bring the Citizenship bill are some of the issues which are likely to emerge as flashpoints between the opposition and treasury benches
After the all-party meet on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, saying “We look forward to a productive Parliament session, where people-centric and development oriented issues would be discussed. “
Had a wonderful interaction with leaders and MPs across party lines this evening.
We look forward to a productive Parliament session, where people-centric and development oriented issues would be discussed. pic.twitter.com/EsNze39bSA
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 16, 2019
During the session, a special joint sitting of the both the Houses has been planned to mark Constitution Day on 26 November. The Winter session will conclude on 13 December.
Farooq Abdullah’s earnest demand for salvation
The opposition leaders raised the issue of Farooq Abdullah’s detention and demanded that he will be allowed to attend the session. However, there has been no response from the government. National Conference MP Hasanain Masoodi said the issue of Farooq Abdullah’s detention was raised in an all-party meeting. He said it is the government’s responsibility to determine their participation in the session of Parliament. Leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “How can an MP be taken into illegal detention?” They should be allowed to attend the Parliament session.
During the monsoon session in August, the government brought in a special bill and abolished Article 370 applicable to Jammu and Kashmir. The disputed NRC bill stipulates that non-Muslims who wish to be Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Afghan can also get Indian citizenship.
The government had introduced the bill for the first time on July 19, 2016. Which was sent to the Parliamentary Committee in August. The committee submitted its report in January 2019. In the Congress Lok Sabha, leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has already said that his party is always on its stand. They will oppose this bill becoming law. Because, it has the provision of granting Indian citizenship on the basis of religion, which is against the Constitution.
It may be mentioned that 30 bills were passed in the monsoon session. Which is by far the highest bills in the history of independent India. Experts believe that this time, the proceedings of the Parliament will be fast-tracked and the record of monsoon session bills may be broken.
Take a look at these major bills
Bills related to corporate tax cuts
E-Cigarette Prohibition Ordinance Bill
The juvenile justice research bill
Senior Citizen Nutrition and Welfare Bill
National Police University Bill
Central Sanskrit University Bill