Resolution on president’s rule in Nagaland likely on Tuesday

February 24th, 2008 - 10:04 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Pratibha Patil

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is planning to bring in a resolution to confirm president’s rule in Nagaland Tuesday, immediately after the presentation of the railway budget. The budget session of parliament will commence Monday with President Pratibha Patil’s joint address to both houses.

“We have a technical obligation,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi told reporters Sunday. “Since the proclamation on Nagaland should expire March 3 and elections to the assembly are due on March 5 and results on March 8, and on March 1-2 parliament will be closed, we will have to dispose it on Feb 26 in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha simultaneously after the railway budget.”

He added, “The BAC (Business Advisory Committee) will meet (after presidential address Monday) and discuss the agenda for the week.

“Immediately thereafter, within half an hour both houses will meet for obituary references to the sitting members Motiur Rahman from the Rajya Sabha and Prakash Paranjape from the Lok Sabha, who died in the intervening period,” said Dasmunsi.

He said financial business will take precedence over all other matters in this session but mentioned other business listed by different members such as petrol and diesel price rise, general price rise, agrarian crisis, internal security and president’s rule in Nagaland would also be taken up

In addition, Das Munsi listed threats to Christians, the situation in Nepal and Sri Lanka, unemployment and 11th Five-Year Plan as other subjects being considered.

The budget session is sub-divided into two parts: the first part will end on March 15 or 16 and parliament will reconvene April 15 after a recess to discuss or guillotine the demands of different ministries, said the minister.

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