All Party Meeting Called up on Saturday Ahead of Winter Session of Parliament

New Delhi: The Central government has called up a meeting of floor leaders of political parties in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Saturday ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament that begins on December 4.

The Winter Session of Parliament will continue till December 22 with 15 sittings.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi will hold the all-party meeting on Saturday which is expected to be attended by senior leaders, including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal.

Currently, 37 Bills are pending in Parliament of which 12 are listed for consideration and passing, and seven Bills for introduction, consideration and passing.

The report of the Ethics Committee on the “cash-for-query” allegations against Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra will be tabled in Lok Sabha during the session.

Also, the three key bills which seek to replace the Indian Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure and the Evidence Act are likely to be taken up for consideration during the session. Another key bill pending in Parliament relates to the appointment of the chief election commissioner and election commissioners, which seeks to make the status of the CEC and ECs with that of the cabinet secretary. At present, they enjoy the status of a Supreme Court judge.

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