"I request political parties to cooperate and make the winter session successful"

New Delhi, Nov 24: Parliament's Winter Session to be held from December 15 to January 5. The date has been freezed finally after a lot of altercation between the Government and the Opposition.

"I request political parties to cooperate and make the winter session successful and fruitful. We expect that we will have attendance on all 14 days, including the New Year's day: Ananth Kumar, Parliamentary Affairs Minister

Earlier Sonia Gandhi and Arun Jaitley on Monday clashed over the delay in convening the Winter session of Parliament with the Congress chief accusing the Modi government of sabotaging it on "flimsy grounds" and the union minister saying Congress had done so too in the past

Hitting back at Gandhi, Jaitley also said that rescheduling of Parliament sessions has happened several times before during election time. Assembly polls are due to be held in Gujarat in two phases on December 9 nd 14.

The Winter session of Parliament usually starts in the third week of November and lasts till the third week of December. According to sources, the government is considering a truncated Winter session of around 10 days starting from the second week of December.

News24Bureau with Agencies