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Brief Parliament session may be held ahead of Gujarat poll
October 23, 2007 15:39 IST
The Centre is contemplating a brief session of Parliament next month ahead of Gujarat polls in December and a decision on it is expected this week, sources said.
A proposal for a two-week-long winter session is being talked about next month which will be utilised for the long-delayed discussion on the Indo-US nuclear deal. Generally, winter session starts from the third week of November and concludes before Christmas. But this time, the session is likely to be advanced.
Some political parties are also keen on convening the session ahead in order to go for campaigning for the Gujarat polls to be held on December 11 and 16, while some others want the session to be held after the poll.
The government has already expressed its readiness to convene a special session of Parliament to discuss the nuclear deal as part of addressing the concerns of its Left allies.
The ruling alliance has been telling the Left parties that it was all for discussion on the nuclear deal but they have to ensure that main opposition BJP did not derail the proceedings in Parliament. Proceedings in the monsoon session were stalled for several days with BJP paralysing the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha demanding a Joint Paliamentary Committee into the nuclear issue.