Winter session of Parliament begins today

The winter session of the Parliament will begin today and is scheduled to conclude on December 23. Today, Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 has been listed for introduction and passing in the Lok Sabha. The Bill will repeal the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 and to amend the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.

Government held a meeting with floor leaders of all parties in New Delhi yesterday to ensure smooth functioning of both the Houses. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said, the Government is always ready to discuss on the floor of the House, any issue as permitted under Rules of Procedure. He also requested all parties for co-operation for the smooth functioning of the House.

In the all party meeting, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh expressed his appreciation that the discussion had been very healthy and important issues had been flagged. He noted that the parties expressed the need for more discussions in Parliament with regard to which, he underlined that the government also wants healthy discussion.

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