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Winter Session of Parliament scrapped due to pandemic


Team Udayavani, Dec 15, 2020, 11:45 AM IST

New Delhi: Amid speculations over the conduct of thee Winter Session of the Parliament, the government has said that the session will not be held this year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic

Responding to a letter by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary’s letter, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said that following discussions with leaders of all political parties it has been decided to scrap the Winter Session.

The government is willing to have the next session of Parliament at the earliest. It would be appropriate to have the Budget Session, 2021 in January, keeping in mind the unprecedented circumstances created by Covid-19 pandemic (sic),” the letter stated.

Meanwhile the Congress has alleged that the government never consulted the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Congress member Ghulam Nabi Azad

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