Govt ready to face Parliament over Pakistan: PM

PM Manmohan Singh said the government is ready to discuss all issues regarding Pakistan in Parliament.

Last Updated: Feb 20, 2010, 18:47 PM IST

New Delhi: Under attack from the Opposition
over talks with Pakistan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the government is ready to discuss all issues in Parliament.

"We are ready to discuss all issues in Parliament," he
told reporters after a meeting of leaders of political parties
convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar ahead of the Budget
Session of Parliament commencing from Monday.

Singh was asked about BJP saying it will seek
clarifications from the government in Parliament on why it has
decided on the Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan
when terrorism from across the border has not stopped.

BJP has already made it known that it would also raise
issues like price rise and internal security situation during
the session.

The session would commence with President Pratibha
Patil`s address to the joint sitting of both Houses of
Parliament and would conclude on May 7.

The General Budget for 2010-11 will be presented on
February 26 and the Railway Budget 2010-11 on February 24.

In order to enable the Standing Committees to consider
the demands for grants of various ministries and departments
and prepare their reports, the Lok Sabha will adjourn on March
16 to reassemble on April 12.

The Rajya Sabha will also begin its sitting from February
22.

PTI