"We are going to have a session of Parliament in the first fortnight of February and as has been the convention we will have a session of about 15 days or ten sittings. We are still deciding on the business," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath told reporters.

The government also plans to ensure passage of some anti- corruption legislations which have been flagged by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and which are part of the Congress agenda.

"We will be taking up this besides Vote on Account and Railways Vote on Account," Nath said dismissing the view that government wants passage of these bills in view of the polls.
Whistleblowers Protection Bill, Judicial Accountability Bill, Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, Citizens Charter Bill, Timely Delivery of Services Bill and Public Procurement Bill are pending in Parliament.

Gandhi had wanted extension of the winter session for passage of these Bills.
With elections looming large, government goes for a vote-on-account budget without any policy measures being disclosed or taxes levied a job it leaves for the new government to undertake.

Election Commission sources have said that Lok Sabha polls may be held in April-May in five to six phases. The coming session will be a continuation of the winter session as both Houses were not prorogued.


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