Parliament meets from Aug 11, government ready for trust vote

July 8th, 2008 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said the monsoon session of parliament will commence Aug 11 and that the government was ready to prove its majority on the floor of the house after the Left’s withdrawal of support over the India-US nuclear deal. “The monsoon session of parliament will be held from Aug 11 to Sep 5. The government will seek a vote of confidence as soon as it receives a formal communication from the Rashtrapati Bhavan,” he told reporters after a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA).

He added that the government will go ahead and seek the approval of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for an India-specific safeguards agreement only after the trust vote.

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