Source: News Bharati English15 Nov 2016 19:59:37

New Delhi, Nov 15 : Ahead of Parliament's Winter Session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorted all the opposition parties to cooperate and extend support to the government's crusade against black money and corruption, said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar. He was addressing to the media after the all party meeting ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament.

Expressing his concern over the image of the political activists in the minds of common man Prime Minister Modi said, “Parliament is the right forum to send out a positive message about Politicians by addressing the issues appropriately. Politicians are accused of several things and it was time we could send out a positive message to the people.”

Dragging the attention on the subject of simultaneous elections and state funding Prime Minister urged all the political parties for detailed and serious discussion on the issue concern in the Winter Session of Parliament. Crediting all parties for GST legislation, Prime Minister Modi thanked all the parties and asked for better co-operation future to achieve good results.

Addressing to the queries of different leaders on the withdrawal of high value notes, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asserted that the Government was fully prepared before announcing the decision despite the strict requirement of secrecy to be maintained.

Minister of Parliamentary Ananth Kumar, in his opening remarks said that the Government would be happy to discuss all important issues that the opposition seeks to raise within the stipulated mechanisms of both the Houses.

He also informed that the Government’s legislative agenda for the 22 sittings of Winter Session includes 25 Bills consisting of 4 Bills relating to Supplementary Demands for General and Railway Budgets. The Winter Session of the Parliament is scheduled to take place between November 16 and December 16.