The winter session of the Parliament took a stormy start after the opposition leaders raised different slogans against the BJP government over the ‘cash-for-query’ case. The demand of the Ethics Committee was regarding the expulsion of TMC MP Mahua Moitra in connection with the matter.
It was probably after the three continuous victory of BJP in the assembly elections that the BJP party is trying to corner the Congress-led Opposition. Apart from the expulsion of Mohua Moitra till the next elections, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita Bill 2023, the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita Bill 2023 and the Bharatiya Sakshya Bill 2023 to overhaul the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860, Indian Evidence Act, 1872 and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), 1973, are some of the key legislations which are said to have been taken up during the session.
The BJP government led by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi also plans to increase the reservation for the women in the different legislative bodies for covering Jammu and Kashmir and Puducherry assemblies. It has also listed two new bills for this purpose which are yet to come in the winter session of Parliament.
Therefore, the winter session is effectively the last window for the government to clear the legislation before the 2024 Lok Sabha polls which is few months away and there will be 15 sittings that will be conducted till December 22, 2023.