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Hope for discussions and constructive debates in Winter Session of Parliament: PM Narendra Modi

"Our efforts are that discussions are held on all issues."

Hope for discussions and constructive debates in Winter Session of Parliament: PM Narendra Modi
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New Delhi: On the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he is looking forward to all political parties coming together and making it a success by working for the benefit of the common man.

PM Modi on Tuesday said political parties must indulge in discussions on key issues. "We must have discussions and constructive debates. It is the responsibility of all political parties to ensure the session is a success and we work maximum hours for the benefit of the country and our fellow countrymen," he said.

While he did not make even the slightest of remarks on the counting of votes in five assembly elections, PM Modi did say that it is time for democracy to function as it is intended to. "Our efforts are that discussions are held on all issues. I have faith that all the members of the Parliament will respect this sentiment and move ahead."

The Winter Session of Parliament begins from Tuesday and will last till January 8. The government may have to fight fire with opposition parties likely to corner it over issues like the resignation of RBI Governor Urjit Patel, Rafale deal and CBI vs CBI controversy. The results of assembly elections too could have an impact on proceedings inside the Parliament. The BJP is expected to counter by highlighting the extradition of Christian Michel and a UK court's decision to extradite Vijay Mallya.