New Delhi: With plans to bring the civil
nuclear liability bill soon, Government has sought to reach
out to members of Parliament of all hues amid indications that
the current session could be extended till September three.
As part of reaching out to the recently-elected Rajya
Sabha members from various parties, Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh attended a dinner here last night.
Hosted by Congress whip in Rajya Sabha Rajeev Shukla, it
was perhaps the first such exercise in which several
non-Congress leaders were present including Arun Jaitley,
Mulayam Singh Yadav, Sharad Yadav and Ajit Singh.
Several Union Ministers including P Chidambaram, P K
Bansal, Prithviraj Chavan, RPN Singh, SP chief Mulayam Singh
Yadav and Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit attended the
dinner. AIADMK members, who were also invited, did not attend
the dinner while DMK MPs took part, the sources said.
There are also several bills pending in the session, the
first week of which was lost over uproar on the issue of price