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Special Parliament session may be called on sealing issue

September 20, 2006 20:10 IST

As violence over sealing of commercial establishments claimed two lives in the capital, the government Wednesday said it could even call a special session of Parliament to sort out the problem but declared the notification giving relief to traders was valid.

After a meeting of the Delhi Congress Coordination Committee, Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy said the government would fight the people's cause both in Parliament and outside contending that lawmaking was government's prerogative and not the court's.

As the traders' bandh turned violent in many parts of the capital Wednesday, the Congress party felt the heat and immediately called a meeting of party leaders in which besides Reddy, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Delhi Congress chief Rambabu

Sharma, All India Comgress Committee in-charge of Delhi affairs Ashok Gehlot, Minister of State for Urban Development Ajay Maken were present among others.

Under the notification issued amending the Delhi Masterplan 2001, the government gave relief to 98 per cent of those affected by allowing mixed land use.

"We are firm on the notification and we will fight. We have the right to pass laws and not the courts.... if required we will amend the Constitution," Reddy said adding a special session of Parliament could be called.

He said all the parties have expressed concern over the issue and have supported the law. He appealed to all the concerned not to politicise the issue.

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Sub: Parliment Session

Well this another way of banking voets of people and balming the juidcairy for acting aganist the illegal way of doing trade and business where ...

Posted by Kalyan Munnaluru

Sub: When law makers support law breakers

The minister says " We have the right to pass laws and not the courts....". It's this is the very reason why we have such ...

Posted by Vikky

Sub: Special Parliament session may be called on sealing issue

It is yet another attempt by the Govt. to befool people. I totally agree with Mr. Jagdish Mukhi, after giving a serious thought of the ...

Posted by Rakesh

Sub: Country ruled by fools

It is ironical that the government which is supposed to impose law is favouring illegal activities just for votes. The job being done by courts ...

Posted by Gurpreet



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