There may not be a Winter Session of Parliament this year as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top ministers are busy campaigning for the Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, NDTV reported on Thursday, quoting sources.
The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs has neither made a final decision, nor scheduled a meeting to discuss the subject yet. But two senior government functionaries were quoted as saying by PTI that a week-long or 10-day Winter Session could be held in end of November.
Unidentified officials told NDTV that the Centre may decide to convene a short session in December if there is much opposition to having no Parliament session at all.
The Winter Session is usually held from mid November till the third week of December. As per the norm, there cannot be a gap of more than six months between two sessions of Parliament. The government has till February to hold the next session, as the Monsoon Session ended on August 11.