Food Security Bill not taken up for discussion in Lok Sabha

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 16:09

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Wednesday adjourned proceedings till Monday (August 19) after passage of a unanimous counter-resolution to the Pakistan National Assembly`s anti-India resolution of August 13.

As a result, the Food Security (Ordinance) Bill was not taken up for discussion, as was originally expected.

Before the final adjournment of proceedings, there was an uproar in the Lok Sabha when the Food Security (Ordinance) Bill was taken up for a discussion.

Government sources were later quoted by media, as saying that the UPA`s ambitious Rs 1.25 lakh crore bill, which aims to provide subsidised foodgrains to 70 per cent of the population in the country, may not be discussed in Parliament today.

Earlier, media reports said that UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi was expected to lead the debate on the Food Security Bill from government`s side on Wednesday.


First Published: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 08:58

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