New Delhi: Chairman of Parliamentary
Standing Committee on Science and Technology T Subbirami Reddy
on Friday voiced confidence that the report on the nuclear
liability bill will be tabled in Parliament on Wednesday,
despite differences among members.
"I am fully confident that the Standing Committee will
be able to give the report on Civil Liability for Nuclear
Damages Bill (2010) to the government by Tuesday and it will
be tabled in Parliament on Wednesday," Reddy told reporters in
Parliament House complex.
Asked if the differences between the government and
opposition parties on several clauses of the contentious Bill
had been sorted out, Reddy said he was making all efforts to
discuss the issues with members of the Standing Committee.
"I have held 24 meetings in last 12 days. Two meetings
were held everyday," Reddy said.
Reddy said the Standing Committee "still had four more
days" to deal with the differences among its members.
Sources said the committee has not yet been apprised
of the outcome of a recent meeting convened by Leader of the
House in Lok Sabha Pranab Mukherjee between main opposition
BJP and the government.
The government plans to go ahead with the Bill even if
the differences are not bridged as it has a clear majority in
the Lok Sabha and can solicit the support of parties like RJD,
SP and BSP, the sources said.
The opposition, however, intends to oppose the Bill in
the Rajya Sabha where it has a majority.