Both Houses adjourned till Monday

October 17th, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): Both the Houses of the Parliament were adjourned today on the opening day of the second part of the Special Session till Monday.
The first part of the Session had taken place on August 22-23 when Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh won a confidence motion over the Indo-US nuclear deal.
The Rajya Sabha was adjourned after the Left and BJP members trooped into the Well of the House protesting against the Indo-US nuke deal and the recent communal violence in different parts of the country.
Earlier, the House paid tributes to seven former members and field Marshal Manekshaw.
Similarly, glowing tributes were paid to two sitting Members of Parliament in the Lok Sabha - D. C. Srikantappa and Kishan Lal Diler, who expired during the past couple months. The House also paid tributes to seven other former members.
Besides, both the Houses condoled the deaths of the people who lost their lives in the recent floods, serial blasts, Nanda Devi Temple stampede in Himachal Pradesh and Chamunda Devi Temple in Jodhpur in Rajasthan.
Other issues that were expected to be taken up for discussion during the Session include the Indo-US civil nuclear agreement, attacks on the Christians in Orissa and Karnataka, recent blasts and matters related to internal security, financial matters in the back drop of global crisis.
The Session will have 24 sittings spread over 36 days till November 21. During the session, 71 legislative, two financial and one non-legislative item have been identified to be taken up.
Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Vyalar Ravi said that the UPA Government planned to introduce 16 new bills during the Session, including the Prevention of Corruption Amendment Bill, the Representation of the People, second amendment Bill, the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill and Prevention of Money Laundering amendment Bill. (ANI)

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