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Congress leader in the Lok Sabha MP Mallikarjun Kharge termed the announcement of date for the winter session of the Parliament by the Center as 'formality' and accused the Centre of running away from the issue of the people.
"The announcement of dates is just a formality. They don't want the parliament to function smoothly.
They don't have the time to address the issue of the country. They are just completing a formality by calling this winter session," Kharge told ANI.
Numbers of important bills are expected to be discussed in the upcoming Parliament session.
Union Minister Anant Kumar, while addressing media after the meeting, said, "This will be a 14-day session. 25th and 26th December will be Christmas holidays."
"During the time of Narshimha Rao as well as Manmohan Singh, Parliament sessions were held in December. In order to avoid overlapping of elections with Parliament Session, earlier too sessions were delayed and made successful, "added Anant Kumar.