Modi mum on poll code violation

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# Prime minister Narendra Modi reaches parliament. The performance of Rahul Gandhi, who will take over as Congress president on Saturday, will also be keenly watched in the Lok Sabha.

Modi has been pushing for simultaneous polls, saying the nearly uninterrupted cycle of polls across the country hampers government work due to the enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct and deployment of officials in elections.

"We will raise the issue in Parliament".

The opposition leaders said that instead of taking action for violations, the poll panel has allowed violations by the ruling BJP and been indulgent in allowing the Prime Minister to dedicate the submarine "Kalvari" on the day of the poll. "Nothing short of an apology will satisfy us", its leader Anand Sharma said.

This Parliament session is crucial because it commences days before the announcement of results in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. The Bill making instant talaq a crime that may lead to imprisonment of upto three years is likely to be brought in this session The Bill on ensuring rights of Transgender Persons has been cleared by the Standing Committee and will come up for discussion and passage in the Rajya Sabha in this session.

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# Delayed by nearly a month due to the polls, this session will have fewer sittings than the usual- it has 14 work days compared to 21 in the last winter session.

Government will have the challenge of passing several important bills.The government is expected to take up The Indian Forest (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 in the upcoming session.

The winter session of Parliament beginning on Friday is likely to be stormy with the opposition parties all set to corner the government over a range of issues like the Rafale deal, the adverse impact of GST and demonetisation on the economy, the plight of farmers and religious intolerance. If the party wins Gujarat - the Exit polls have already predicted this - it will give a shot in the arm to BJP which has been facing the onslaught of a united opposition on issues like implementation of Goods and Services Tax.

Prominent among those who attended include NCP leader Tariq Anwar, TMC leader Derek O'Brien, NC's Farooq Abdullah, SP's Naresh Agrawal, RJD's Jaiprakash Narain Yadav, and CPI's D Raja.

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