Winter session of Parliament may be postponed due to state polls

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 16: The winter session of Parliament could be scheduled for December, after the end of five state elections, according to a report in the Hindustan Times. It is remarkable to note that this will be the second year in a row when the winter session starts in December.Polling will take place in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram on November 28, in Chhattisgarh on November 12 and 20, and in Telangana and Rajasthan on December 7.The polling will start from November 12 and will end on December 7. The results of all five states will be announced on December 11.Last year also because of elections in Gujarat, the session, which usually starts in November every year, began in December.The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs is expected to meet next week to take a call on the issue, said one of the people, a Parliament functionary who asked not to be named, adding that there is a precedence to defer the session to avoid an overlap with the elections.