‘Debate and discussion soul of parliament,’ says PM Modi ahead of Winter session

The Winter session of Parliament beginning on Thursday is expected to be a stormy affair, with the opposition set to raise the ‘intolerance’ issue and press for a resolution to condemn it even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the House should run meaningfuly and constructively. Keen to pass key reform bills like GST and ensure a smooth session.

The government on Wednesday reached out to opposition parties saying it “does not support or condone” such incidents and is aware of their concerns on “unfortunate incidents like Dadri and killing of MM Kalburgi”.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan also held a meeting with floor leaders of all parties in Parliament House to seek co-operation for smooth conduct of proceedings during the session.

Talking to reporters after the meeting, she appealed to all political parties to have a debate on more and more issues. She also urged them to maintain decorum in the House.

Nearly, 38 legislative items including seven new Bills for introduction will come up in Parliament this session.

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

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PM Modi said

  • The Parliament session will have good debates, discussions, innovative ideas and the Parliament will shine.

  • There is no bigger centre for Samvad than the Parliament. Debate, Discussion and Conversation is the soul of our Parliament.

  • Our Constitution is a ray of hope. H for Harmony, O for opportunity, P for people’s participation, E for equality.

  • I am confident we all MPs will leave no stone unturned to match upto expectations of people of nation.