Parliament adjourned for the day

November 15th, 2007 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): Both houses of Parliament were adjourned on the opening day of the Winter Session on Thursday after tributes were paid to members who died during the intersession period.
During the three-week-long session, debates on issues like Nandigram violence, Indo-US civil nuke deal and the problems faced by farmers likely to be come up. The alleged wheat imports scam is also expected to generate a lot of heat in both Houses of Parliament.
The nuclear deal that paralysed proceedings during the Monsoon Session may not generate that much heat and a move is afoot for a discussion on the issue at the beginning of the session.
The Left Front has agreed to a debate on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s August 13 speech on the 123-agreement. The BJP has also expressed its readiness to take part in the debate in spite of it being not held under clauses that would have entailed voting.
However, with the Nandigram violence flaring up in recent days and the forceful ‘recapture’ of the area by CPI (M) cadres, the BJP is likely to focus on this issue very strongly. The Left parties, especially the CPI (M), which provides outside support to the UPA Government, may find itself cornered on the Nandigram violence issue.
The opposition is likely to corner the government problems faced by farmers, including that of minimum support prices for paddy and wheat imports as well as rising prices, which are burdening the common man.
Besides these issues, Narendra Modis role during the post-Godhra riots is also likely to be discussed.
Besides, 36 items and legislations have been identified for the coming session.
Another sixteen Bills will also be considered for passing during the session.
Due to the Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, it will be a short session of 17 sittings, covering 23 days.
The Winter Session will conclude of December 7. (ANI)

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