Parliament Winter Session 2022: The winter session of the Parliament has been formally announced. The session will start from 7th December and will continue till 29th December. After the permission of the President, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have notified the dates by issuing separate notifications. According to the statement of the Lok Sabha Secretariat, the 10th session of the 17th Lok Sabha will start from December 7 and it can end on December 29 according to the government work.
Sources said the session is likely to be held in the old Parliament building as the construction of the new building may drag on till the end of the year. Identical notifications issued by both the houses said, “Subject to the exigencies of government business, the session is likely to end on Thursday, December 29, 2022.”
Before the commencement of the session, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha will convene all-party meetings to arrive at a consensus for the smooth functioning of both the Houses. Along with this, the government will also call an all-party meeting to finalize the legislative work for the Parliament session.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister had tweeted the information
The winter session usually begins in the third week of November and around 20 sittings take place during the session, but there are instances when the session was held in December in 2017 and 2018. A day earlier, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi had tweeted, “The winter session of Parliament will run from December 7 to December 29. There will be 17 sittings in this session of 23 days.
Joshi had said in his tweet that during the session in the amritkal of independence, I am hopeful of discussion on other subjects including legislative work. Along with this, the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs had said, “I am hopeful of a fruitful discussion.”
Session begins after Gujarat elections
The winter session of Parliament is being held after the voting for the Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat assembly elections is over. Assembly elections will be held in Gujarat on another 5 December, while voting for the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh has been held on 12 November. The counting of votes will be held on December 8 in both the states of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
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