Parliament Session to Begin Today, Opposition to Raise Uttarakhand Issue

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan yesterday held an all-party meeting to ensure smooth functioning of the Parliament.

Published: 25th April 2016 08:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th April 2016 08:47 AM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: The second part of the Parliament session is beginning today.

Meanwhile, the Congress Rajya Sabha strategy meeting will take place in the Parliament today at 10 a.m.

The session is all set to be stormy with the Opposition parties closing ranks to raise the issue of imposition of Presidents' rule in Uttarakhand.

However, the government has listed a heavy agenda for the session, including passage of 13 bills in the Lok Sabha and 11 in the Rajya Sabha.

Discussion on demands for grants of various ministries, consideration and passing of the Railways Appropriation and Finance Bills along with GST, Factories, Compensatory Afforestation and Enemy Property Bills are the main agenda of the session.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan yesterday held an all-party meeting to ensure smooth functioning of the Parliament.

Talking to reporters, Mahajan said, “Leaders of different parties have assured their cooperation to have a fruitful session. Some party leaders raised the issue of President’s rule in Uttarakhand but the matter is sub judice and cannot be discussed before April 27.”

Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said his party has given notice for adjournment motion to discuss President’s rule in Uttarakhand.

He said the Congress also wants discussion on drought and drinking water problem.

The session will continue till May 13.

Last month, the Budget Session of the Parliament was prorogued to facilitate promulgation of the Ordinance to meet the financial requirements of centrally ruled Uttarakhand.

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