STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

UPA committed to food security bill: PM

Published: 08th May 2013 03:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th May 2013 03:23 PM   |  A+A-

pm_PTI
By IANS

The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is committed to enacting the food security bill after considering all opinions, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday.

"The food security bill is a very important legislation for the government. The UPA is committed to make this law after considering all opinions," he told reporters here.

Corruption, he said, was a major issue in the country and all sections of society should sit together and find a solution to the problem.

Food Minister K.V. Thomas Tuesday moved the food security bill, saying it was a key UPA legislation that would give the right to subsidised grain to around 67 percent of the population.

Both houses have seen repeated disruptions by opposition parties over the allocation of coal blocks and 2G spectrum. On Wednesday, parliament was adjourned sine die.

The BJP had said it would not let parliament function till Manmohan Singh resigns over the alleged involvement of his office in the irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks and 2G spectrum, and Law Minister P.K. Bansal and Law Minister Ashwani Kumar quit too.

While Bansal's nephew was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly taking a bribe for the appointment of a member of the Railway Board, Ashwani Kumar has come under attack in the Supreme Court for vetting the CBI report on coal allocation.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp