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May 22, 2024
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Winter Session of Parliament begins today, PM Modi condemns ruckus in subtle dig at oppn

AIIMS cyber-attack: Congress gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha

NEW DELHI: The winter session of Parliament is starting from today. Earlier, the central government called an all-party meeting on Tuesday.

Ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday requested all parties to make collective efforts to make the session more productive.

PM Modi said young and first-time MPs had approached him, expressing concern over ruckus caused in the House which disrupts the functioning of Parliament. The Prime Minister asked for cooperation from all MPs to make the Winter Session a productive one.

“I urge Leaders of all political parties and all Floor Leaders that we give more and more opportunities to the first-time MPs, the new MPs, the young MPs for their bright future and to prepare the future generation of democracy and that their participation in discussions increase,” he said.

Pointing out that Wednesday marks the first day of Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankar’s tenure as Rajya Sabha Chairman, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. “[Just like] The manner in which President Droupadi Murmu played a big role in making India proud with tribal traditions, the V-P, a farmer’s son, will make India proud today. He’ll inspire and encourage MPs.” 

Congress MP Manickam Tagore has given an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss the cyber attack on the server of AIIMS, Delhi. 

The winter session of the Parliament will continue till 29 December. In the session, 17 meetings are proposed in 23 days.

Last week, the government released a list of 16 bills to be introduced during the winter session. This will be the first session of Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar. He will preside as the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

At the same time, the opposition has also prepared a strategy to surround the government for the winter session. Opposition parties can raise issues like inflation, unemployment, China border dispute, collegium system, MSP, 10% reservation for economically weaker sections, recent cyber attacks on AIIMS.

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