17 sessions spread over 23 days: beginning on December 7, Parliament’s winter session.

Parliament's winter session

Beginning on December 7, the winter session of Parliament will convene, according to Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi. Over the course of the 23-day session, there will be 17 sittings. The Union Minister clarified in a tweet: “Winter Session, 2022 of Parliament will begin on December 7 and continue until December 29 with 17 sittings spaced out over 23 days. During Amrit Kaal, discussions on legislative business and other topics are anticipated. looking forward to a productive discussion. (sic)”. The commemoration of India’s 75th anniversary of independence is known as the Amrit Kaal, which literally translates to “Golden Age.”

The opening of the winter session will coincide with the height of election excitement in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh held its assembly elections in a single phase on November 12 while Gujarat will hold its elections in two stages on December 1 and December 5. On December 8, the votes from both states will be tallied. In the meantime, the Delhi civic body elections have been another issue that has pitted the government’s Aam Aadmi Party, the BJP, and the Congress against one another amid a blame-game over neighbourhood problems.

The members will probably pay their respects to any deceased sitting members on the first day of the session. Mulayam Singh Yadav, the founder of the Samajwadi Party, was one of the leaders whose passing prompted condolences from leaders of other political parties.

Moreover, this will be the first session without the limitations put in place to stop the coronavirus from spreading. Covid has had a greater impact on Parliamentary proceedings over the past two years than any other national initiative.

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, the new leader of the Upper House, will preside over the maiden session of Rajya Sabha.

Beginning on July 18 and ending on August 8, the monsoon session was held. 16 sessions total, spanned across 22 days, were part of the programme.

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