CCPA will decide the schedule for winter session: Prasad

RSTV Bureau
File photo of union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

File photo of union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Amid suggestions that the winter session of Parliament will be a truncated affair, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Thursday said the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs will take a call on the issue.

At the briefing on the decisions taken by Union Cabinet today, Prasad was asked whether the winter session will become a ‘casualty’ of the busy schedule of the prime minster and other ministers who are holding door-to-door campaign ahead of the Gujarat polls.

He said the decision on the schedule of the session will be taken by the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.

“(Parliamentary Affairs Minister) Ananth Kumar is in touch with them (members of the CCPA)… what is the problem if ministers are getting in touch with the people. Ministers of the Narendra Modi government are not elitist who only tweet,” he said.

Asked about the efforts being made by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to resolve the Ayodhya dispute, he said the subject matter of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar should be be referred to Ravi Shankar, said the law minister.

The law minister preferred to remain silent on the issue of a petition in the Supreme Court regarding judges bribery.