“We want frank discussions on all matters”: PM promises ahead of Winter Session

Opposition demands release of detained JK National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi, Nov 18 : Signalling that his government favors open debates, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is ready for frank discussions on all matters. He articulated his views just before the winter session got underway today,

He said : This is last Parliament session of 2019. It is very important because of this 250th Parliament session of the Rajya Sabha. During this session, on 26th, we will observe Constitution Day – when our Constitution completes its 70 years.

“We want frank discussions on all matters. It is important that there should be quality debates, there should be dialogues and discussions, everyone should contribute to enriching the discussions in the Parliament,” Modi told reporters.

He said the last session of Parliament was “phenomenal” due to the support of all MPs. “It [last Parliament session] is an achievement of not only the govt or the treasury bench but the entire Parliament,” he said.

Plans are in place to pass at least 30 bills in the winter session. There will be 20 sittings in this session that ends on December 13.

As soon as the session got underway, the opposition vociferously raised the state of the economy and the detention of political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir. they raised slogans during the question hour. they sought the release of detained Jammu and Kashmir National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah. Opposition MPs continued chanting of slogans protesting against the lack of stability in Jammu and Kashmir.

As soon as the House met for the day, Prince Raj from the Samastipur Parliamentary constituency in Bihar, Himadri Singh from Shahdol in Madhya Pradesh, Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil from Satara in Maharashtra and DM Kathir Anand from Vellore in Tamil Nadu took oath in the Lok Sabha.


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