The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh also took a decision today to call a special two-day sitting of Parliament on the first two days of the session to commemorate the adoption of the Indian Constitution on November 26, 1949, and honour its architect, Dalit icon BR Ambedkar.

"CCPA met today and decided to call winter session from November 26, which will continue till December 23 depending on the exigencies of business," Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu told reporters after the meeting, which was attended by top leaders of the ruling alliance, including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj could not attend the meeting. The decision comes at a time when the government is under attack from academicians and intellectuals on the issue of 'intolerance'.
"All concerned need to understand the Bihar verdict in the right perspective. People of Bihar want development just like people in the other states. To realise rapid economic growth, we need to have the right environment in place, which requires considered reforms,'' Naidu stated.

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