New Delhi: The Winter Session of Parliament will begin today till December 13. It will provide a total of 20 sittings spread over a period of 26 days, including four Private Members’ days.
Major bills including the Citizenship Bill are scheduled to table today. The bill seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslims of the neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who came to India before December 31, 2014.
Other key bills likely to be taken up during the course of the Houses include the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, Anti Maritime Piracy Bill 2019 and Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 among the 47 items.
Ahead of the winter session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended All Parties Leaders Meeting on Sunday. Leaders from all major political parties were present on this occasion and they put forth their views on the upcoming session of Parliament.
Union Ministers Amit Shah, Thawarchand Gehlot, V Muraleedharan and Arjun Ram Meghwal attended the meeting, convened by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi.
Opposition leaders including TDP’s Jaydev Galla, Congress’ Ghulam Nabi Azad, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Satish Mishra of BSP participated in the meeting.