The government cites Covid-19, the winter meeting; the opposition shouts wrong India News

NEW DELHI: The government said on Tuesday that Parliament’s winter session would not take place because of the Covid-19 pandemic, drawing criticism from opposition parties that they had not been consulted with Congress, calling it a “decimation of parliamentary democracy.” .
In a December 14 letter to Lok Sabha Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said he had “informally contacted the upstairs leaders of various political parties” and that “they have expressed concern about the ongoing pandemic and have to eliminate the winter session ”.
Chowdhury earlier sought to convene the winter session to discuss farmers’ protests and find a way to end the stalemate, among other important issues.
“The winter months are very important for the management of the pandemic due to the recent occurrence of cases during this period, especially in Delhi,” said Joshi.
“The government is ready to have the next session of Parliament at the earliest. It would be appropriate to have the budget session in January 2021, taking into account the unprecedented circumstances created by the Covid-19 pandemic “, the minister wrote.
After Ghulam Nabi Azad told his colleagues that he had not been consulted by the government, Jairam Ramesh, the main whip of the Congress in the House, wrote on Twitter: “Opposition leader Rajya Sabha has NOT been consulted. Mr. Pralhad Joshi is moving away from the truth as usual. ”
Congressman Shashi Tharoor wondered why the session could not take place virtually. “Now give me a good reason why it’s not possible to have a ‘Parliament at home’? Are we so backward in IT that we can’t connect 543 MPs?” wrote on Twitter.
Hitting the government, Congress spokesman Randeep Surjewala said “the decimation of parliamentary democracy is complete” with this decision.
Deputy Shiv Sena Priyanka Chaturvedi said: “According to GoI, elections can be held, election rallies can be held, schools can be reopened, colleagues can take exams, hotels and restaurants can also open fitness centers. The only place considered most dangerous by the GoI is its Parliament, so no session. ”