Government has convened an all-party meeting on November 15 on eve of commencement of winter session of Parliament where issues like demonetisation, surgical strike and triple talaq are likely to come up for discussion. “The Government has called an all-party meeting on November 15, which is likely to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with representatives of various political parties,” a source said.
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The Winter Session, which normally convenes from the third or fourth week of November, has been advanced to November 16 this time, for early passage of Central GST (CGST) and Integrated GST (IGST) legislations, which will pave way for the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
The issues of army’s surgical strikes and allegations by some parties that the government was trying to politicise it and step to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes are set to in limelight during the session. The government is also considering advancing the Budget Session by a month or so starting from January next year.
Sources in the government said besides legislations relating to GST, nearly 15 new bills are likely to be introduced. The government would also push for passage of the ordinance which seeks to amend the Enemy Property Act. In December, the Centre had for the fourth time promulgated the ordinance to amend the nearly 50-year-old Enemy Property law to guard against claims of succession or transfer of properties left by people who migrated to Pakistan after wars.