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Parliament session not to be curtailed: Govt

August 28, 2012 16:59 IST
The government on Tuesday scotched speculation that the monsoon Session of Parliament will be curtailed and both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha will adjourn sine die.

"There is no question of adjourning Parliament sine die," Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Harish Rawat told the media in New Delhi.

He said the government was making all efforts to end the logjam on the issue of the CAG report on coal block allocation and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of continuously disrupting the House where issues concerning the common man should be discussed.

In a bid to reach out to non-National Democratic Alliance partners like the Janata Dal-United, which had expressed reservations over the continuous disruption of proceedings, Rawat said senior Parliamentarians like Sharad Yadav could not support BJP's "destructive" politics. "Sharad Yadav is a senior leader who believes in supremacy of the parliamentary democracy. He cannot support BJP's destructive politics," Rawat said.

His statement came after BJP's vociferous demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation holding him responsible for delayed coal block auctions.

On Monday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal had also scoffed at suggestions that the monsoon session will be adjourned sine die prematurely due to the persisting deadlock. The monsoon session is scheduled to end on September 7.


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