Government says no winter session due to COVID-19, suggests budget session in January; Congress slams move
The Constitution broadly stipulates one major rule that there should not be a gap of more than six months between two sessions of Parliament.
The Budget Session of the Parliament will start on January 29 and the Union Budget will be presented on February 1, government said as the winter session concluded on Friday.
Rajya Sabha winter session adjourned sine die; discomforting that House lost 34 hours of working time, says Chairman Venkaiah Naidu
In its 13 sittings, the House passed nine government bills, 19 private members bills were introduced and debated employment generation and air pollution in Delhi.
Announcing the adjournment, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said the session, which commenced on December 15, had 13 sittings spread over 61 hours and 48 minutes.
Deshmukh, a strong Vidarbha statehood supporter, wrote the letter on December 6 and made it public today, a day before the winter session of the state legislature starts here from tomorrow.
The Shiv Sena is part of the BJP-led ruling coalition, while the Congress and the Sharad Pawar-led NCP are the main opposition parties.
The Modi government on Friday recommended that the winter session of Parliament be held from December 15 to January 5, with 14 sittings of both Houses during the 21-day session.
PM Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has been on Opposition's target for 'deliberately' delaying the dates.
The MP alleged the BJP is indulged in "majority appeasement" whereas the Congress does things for its own electoral advantage.