Amid speculation over holding the Winter Session of Parliament in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases in the national capital, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, on Saturday, said that the Lok Sabha Secretariat is ready to hold the session, and dates are decided by the government. At a press conference in New Delhi, he said the Monsoon session was held with all precautions amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the Parliament Standing Committees have also been meeting regularly. “The Lok Sabha Secretariat is prepared to hold the parliament session. As far as dates are concerned, it is decided by the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs,” Birla said in reply to a question about holding the Winter Session of Parliament. The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs decides the dates of the session and the government discuss with opposition parties as well, the Lok Sabha Speaker said.