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No curtailing of Parliament session: Bansal

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 21:14

New Delhi: Government on Wednesday attacked the
opposition for stalling proceedings of Parliament "on the most
frivolous ground" and ruled out curtailing the duration of the
monsoon session.
"The Opposition is not letting Parliament run and on the
most frivolous ground. Parliament must run and transact the
business," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal

After Parliament adjourned for the day over the issue of
farmers` killing in police firing in Pune and baton charge on
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha activists in Delhi, Bansal said
the government is ready to address the opposition`s concern.

"At present, we only want, we only appeal to the
opposition again please come to the House now. Don`t stall the
House. Don`t make it a regular practice. We had enough of it.
If there is a reason, please tell us, we will address
those reasons," he said.
Asked whether government is planning to cut short the
Parliament session, Bansal said "there is no question of
shortening of session at the moment".

"We are looking forward and we would only request them
to come and let us take up the business further. Let us pass
the business and whatever items you have for discussion," he

Bansal said government was "actually at a loss to
understand" the opposition`s behaviour in Parliament.

Slamming BJP for creating a ruckus in Parliament over the
issue of police baton charge against their workers, Bansal
said the ruling party can "point out a large number of
instances during the seven-year rule of NDA when there were
lathicharges at different parts of the country. This is what
you want to do".

"I am at a loss of words to express that dismay of mine,"
Bansal said.


First Published: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 21:14
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