Govt convenes all-party meeting today

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on August 12, 2013 Published on August 12, 2013

The Government has convened yet another meeting of all political parties on Tuesday as its plans to start a debate on the Food Security Bill was turned upside down by the Opposition.

Proceedings in both the Houses saw disruptions due to protests by the Opposition over the communal clashes in Kishtwar, the Telangana issue, alleged land deals by Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and the solar panel scam in Kerala. It is learnt that the Centre will be ready to discuss all issues of public importance after the question hour at 12 p.m.

The Congress, however, is not ready to allow the Opposition to raise the Vadra issue in Parliament, as land is a State subject and State issues are not usually discussed in Parliament.

The Government has conveyed to the Opposition leaders that it was willing for a debate on any other issue.

Published on August 12, 2013
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