All-party meeting on November 15 ahead of winter session

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) An all-party meeting will be held here on November 15 to deliberate on the agenda for the winter session of Parliament starting a day after, informed sources said here on Thursday.

The winter session — starting on November 16 — is expected to be stormy in view of the opposition concerns over a range of issues including sudden demonetisation of currency and alleged politicisation of the Army’s surgical strikes across the Line of Control in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

The sources said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar has convened the meeting.

During the session, the opposition is likely to target the government over the ‘One Rank One Pension’ issue, remarks by BJP leaders on surgical strikes and problems faced by the people in view of the government’s November 8 decision to demonetise high denomination currency notes.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said he hoped the session will be fruitful.

“We are prepared to discuss various issues raised by the Opposition. We will seek to push the bills on government agenda, including those related to the Goods and Services Tax,” Naqvi said.

The winter session is slated to conclude on December 16.