Winter session: Government reaches out to opposition, says ready for debate on any issue including intolerance

New Delhi: Ahead of the Winter Session of the Parliament, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday said that the government is ready to discuss any matter with the opposition provided that it is ‘constructive’ and aimed at the nation’s well being.


Speaking to ANI, Naqvi said that their interaction with other political parties about the upcoming Winter Session had been ‘positive’ so far.

“There is nothing wrong for an opposition party to have different view on any issue, but the only thing is that it should be constructive. We should not do politics over the questions pertaining to the nation?s development, upliftment of the poor and other such things,” Naqvi said.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said, “Unfortunately, knowingly or unknowingly he (Aamir khan) has hurt India, we are pained by his remarks.”

Naidu further added, “We are ready to debate any issue including intolerance, in the upcoming winter session of Parliament.”

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Meanwhile, two all-party meetings, one called by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and the other by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu, are scheduled to be held on Wednesday in the national capital ahead of the Winter Session, which will begin on November 26.

In the Monsoon Session, Congress-led opposition had disrupted the Monsoon session of the Parliament over the Lalit Modi row and the Vyapam scam.

During nearly month-long session, around 30 bills, including GST and Real Estate regulation Bills, are slated to be taken up for consideration and passing.

On Tuesday, speaking at the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India’s (ASSOCHAM) 95th Annual Event here, Finance Minsiter Arun Jaitley had said, “We are reaching out to people (Opposition) who are suggesting changes. We are willing to have discussions with them, and they too need to reconsider some changes they are suggesting”.

with ANI