PM Modi seeks co-operation from parties for smooth conduct of Parl session

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"I hope there is constructive debate and we come up with innovative solutions to our nation's problems", Modi said.

"I also hope the session will strengthen our democracy and a new confidence will be created to fulfil the expectations of the common man", he added.

"Generally winter starts with Diwali".

Keeping behind the acrimonious war of words in the campaign for Gujarat polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged all political parties to extend co-operation for smooth conduct of the Winter session of Parliament getting underway on Friday and pressed for a "national consensus" on the issue of simultaneous elections in the country.

The Winter Session of Parliament will continue till January 5.

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Parliament winter session is all set to begin today on Friday.

The Prime Minister presided an all-party meeting on Thursday. The allegations were made a couple of days after the Congress leaders met Pakistani officials at Aiyar's house.

Naidu, who will run his first full session as the chairman, also added that if the government and the opposition can't agree on debates and smooth proceedings, he will "decide how to run the House".

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the Supplementary Demand for Grants and three ordinances including GST compensation to states will be taken up. Almost 25 pending bills and 14 new ones, including Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Muslim women rights, will be brought before the House in the coming days. The FRDI Bill 2017 was tabled in the Lok Sabha in August and was referred to the joint parliamentary committee, which will submit its report in this session.

The NDA will again introduce Constitutional Amendment Bill 123, with an aim to provide constitutional rights to the National Backward Classes Commission (NCBC).

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