A day before the beginning of the Winter Session of Parliament government on Sunday sought co-operation all parties for the smooth functioning of the House. A meeting of the Government with floor leaders of all parties was held in New Delhi to ensure the smooth functioning of both Houses of Parliament. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said, the Government is always ready to discuss on the floor of the House, any issue as permitted under Rules of Procedure. He also requested all parties for co-operation for the smooth functioning of the House.

Winter Session of Parliament will begin from Monday (Nov 29). It is scheduled to conclude on 23rd December. On the first day of the session, Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 has been listed for introduction and passing in the Lok Sabha. The Bill will repeal the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 and to amend the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.


In the all-party meeting, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh expressed his appreciation that the discussion had been very healthy and important issues had been flagged. He noted that the parties have expressed the need for more discussions in Parliament with regard to which, he underlined that the government also wants healthy discussion.

Leader of House in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, NCP leader Sharad Pawar, SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav, BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, YSRCP MP Vijay Sai Reddy, DMK leader T R Baalu, TMC leader Derek O Brien, RPI leader Ramdas Athawale, Rashtriya Lok Janshakti party leader Pashupati Kumar Paras and Apna Dal leader Anupriya Patel were among those who attended the meeting.

Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu met the Leaders of Parties in Rajya Sabha ahead of the upcoming winter session of Parliament at Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas today evening. Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and floor leaders of different political parties attended the meeting.