PM Modi optimistic about productive Winter Session

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Earlier, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge had asserted that the Congress party would raise various issues in the Parliament session including Goods and Services Tax (GST), demonetisation, Rafael deal and economic condition.

After much delay, the winter session of the Parliament finally began today.

Issues like the Muslim Womens Rights on Marriage Bill related to triple talaq and legislation on granting Constitutional status to the Backward Class Commission are among the important bills, which will be tabled for discussion and passage.

The Centre was recently targetted by the Opposition for delaying the winter session allegedly in the wake of Gujarat Assembly Elections.

The prime minister hoped the Winter Session of Parliament will be a productive one with constructive debates.

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Thereafter, the Prime Minister introduced new ministers to the House, following which Zero Hour mentions were taken up Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 pm. "Several issues would be raised by the opposition and the government would obviously give its response", he said.

An angry Opposition led by the Congress accused PM Modi of levelling "serious charges" against Singh, former vice president Hamid Ansari and diplomats. "Democracy will surely strengthen", PM Modi had said while addressing the media inside Parliament's premises.

The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Friday chose to take a tough stand against the Opposition in Parliament after the Congress and other parties stalled the Rajya Sabha demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks against former prime minister Manmohan Singh.

"Neither the prime minister nor the parliamentary affairs minister (Ananth Kumar) replied to the points raised by us at the all-party meeting on Thursday". The PM Modi told reporters outside the Parliament that "I am hopeful and urge all parties to come together, discuss debate and work for the betterment of the nation".

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