Winter session begins from Dec 5 amid poll heat, Telangana row
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The shadow of election results in five states will loom large over the winter session of Parliament beginning December 5, which could see the crucial bill on separate Telangana state.
With the Lok Sabha election not far away, the assembly poll results that will be out on December 8 will show which way the political winds are blowing and are expected to heat-up proceedings in Parliament.
Opposition and the treasury benches are raring to have a go at each other on a host of matters in the briefest session of the 15th Lok Sabha, but the dominant issues will take shape only after the assembly poll verdict.
A Union Minister conceded that there is unlikely to be much business on the first two days of the session.
December six each year has witnessed non-BJP parties paralysing Parliament to protest against the demolition of Babri mosque in 1992.
While Congress and its allies are likely to target the BJP and its PM candidate Narendra Modi on the snoopgate, opposition parties have stacked up ammunition on a wide range of issues- from price rise to coalgate.
As the session has merely 12 sittings, government managers as also opposition strategists do not have much hope for legislative business.
While plans are afoot to bring the bill on separate Telangana, there are unlikely to be any other major legislations despite the fact that some economic measures are pending for long.
BJP leaders said that they are not aware whether the Telangana bill is being brought up or not.
The nature of the electoral verdict in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Delhi, which will be out next Sunday, and that in Mizoram, where counting is the next day, could affect the political authority of the ruling dispensation if BJP does well under the leadership of Narndra Modi.