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Parliament this week: Winter session restarts slowly on days 1 and 2

PRS Legislative Research Trina Roy reports the beginning of the Winter Session of Parliament last week.

Day 1: Thursday 26 November 2015

Parliament met for the first sitting of the Winter Session.

The session is scheduled to run until 23 December, 2015 and will consist of 20 sittings. The legislative agenda includes 19 Bills currently pending in Parliament for consideration and passage.  14 new Bills are proposed to be introduced. Out of these one will also be taken up for consideration and passing.

Details of legislation expected to be taken up during the session can be found in PRS’ Session Alert document.

The first two days of the Session in both Houses are reserved for discussion on India’s commitment to the Constitution. Lok Sabha saw leaders across political parties participate in the debate. 

The discussion was initiated by the Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh. Contributions of B.R Ambedkar in the drafting of the constitution, ideas of federalism, secularism were some of the common themes discussed by the members.

Mr. Dayakar Pasoonuri from Warangal constituency also took oath as a member of the Lower House.

Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day as a sitting member of the house, Mr. Khekiho Zhimomi passed away.

Day 2: Friday 27 November 2015

Parliament met for the second sitting of the Winter Session.

Kantilal Bhuria from Ratlam constituency took oath as a member of the Lower House.

Lok Sabha today continued to discuss India’s commitment to the constitution.  At the end of the discussion, the Prime Minister gave his concluding remarks to the debate. 

The Prime Minister acknowledged the role of all previous Prime Ministers and governments in holding up constitutional principles.  He highlighted the contributions of B.R Ambedkar and other makers of the constitution.

Rajya Sabha today began discussion on the same.

The Finance Minister initiated discussion in the Upper House. During his speech, the Minister talked about several themes such as the federal character of the constitution, rise of regional parties, separation of powers, the need for uniform civil code, etc.

On Monday, Lok Sabha will take up government business, while Rajya Sabha will continue discussion on the Constitution.

The legislative agenda for this Session of the government includes 20 Bills for passing. A complete list of the agenda can be found here: http://bit.ly/1NrRTro

You can also watch PRS’ video on the legislative process which will take you through the various stages of how a Bill becomes a law.

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