Keeping behind the acrimonious war of words in the campaign for Gujarat polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged all political parties to extend co-operation for smooth conduct of the Winter session of Parliament getting underway on Friday and pressed for a "national consensus" on the issue of simultaneous elections in the country.
Modi has been pushing for simultaneous polls, saying an nearly uninterrupted cycle of polls across the country hampers Government works due to enforcement of model code of conduct and deployment of officials in elections.
Congress leaders raised the issue of Modi's allegations during a speech in Gujarat that Singh colluded with Pakistan to influence the Gujarat Assembly polls, and said they will raise it in Parliament.
"Government did it deliberately because the Prime Minister and his entire cabinet was busy in Gujarat elections. Nothing short of an apology will satisfy us", Congress leader Anand Sharma had said. But due to global warming winter has not come in full force.
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The most important business would be the Supplementary Demands for Grants, which is the first one after the implementation of GST; the 123rd Constitutional Amendment for setting up of National Commission for Backward Classes as a constitutional body; and the Bill against triple talaq.
This is a key issue which will be raised by the opposition in the session. "For this government the Parliament is not a priority but elections are", he said, adding that for the last three and half years this government has been busy contesting elections.
On the first day, the Lok Sabha will be adjourned for the day after paying tributes its sitting and former members who passed away after the Monsoon Session.