New Delhi: After the stormy monsoon session of the Parliament, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) may have to face tough time in the forthcoming winter session from November 22 to December 21. With Jan Lokpal Bill and Land Acquisition Bill along with 75 pending bills to be tabled, the Centre will have to face scathing attacks from the Opposition.

The Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Bansal informed that the details of the winter session will be declared officially soon after Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar returns from her Iran trip on November 2 and only after the recommendation of President Pratibha Devi Patil to hold the session.

Evidently, the one month-long winter session is sensitive for the UPA government considering Team Anna’s massive campaign for the approval of Jan Lokpal Bill. Anna Hazare’s stand not to vote for the Congress and subsequently the BJP getting mileage form it have posed several problems for the ruling party before assembly elections in 2012.

The biggest challenge that lies ahead is to present the Jan Lokpal Bill giving it a constitutional status. Passing the Land Acquisition Bill remains as an important issue.

Out of the 75 pending bills, including Food Security Bill, Whistle Blower Bill, Nuclear Security Bill and others had to be passed in the last session of the Parliament.

JPN/Bureau