Govt postpones Monsoon Session to Aug 1

The Monsoon Session of Parliament will be held from August one to September eight.

Last Updated: Jun 21, 2011, 16:22 PM IST

New Delhi: The Monsoon Session of
Parliament will be held from August one to September eight.

A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of
Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) headed by
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

After the meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Ministers
Pawan Kumar Bansal said that the Committee decided to
recommend to the President to convene the session from August
one.

"The CCPA has decided to recommend to the President
for summoning the session of two houses of Parliament on
August one and given the contingencies and exigencies of the
work, it is likely to go up to September eight," he told
reporters.

Asked why the session was delayed, Bansal said, "There
have been instances in the past also where the session has
been held in August."

On Women`s Reservation Bill, the Minister said, "The
government`s seriousness on the issue showed when it got it
into Rajya Sabha and also took a little unpleasant dose to see
that it is passed."

Government has already announced its plans to bring
the much-talked about Lokpal Bill in the Monsoon session.

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PTI