Convene full fledged winter session of parliament: Left

October 25th, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Left parties Saturday demanded the convening of a “full fledged” winter session of parliament.”The Left parties demand the convening of a full fledged winter session of parliament,” said a statement quoting Left party leaders, including Prakash Karat, A.B. Bardhan, Debabrata Biswas and T.J. Chandrachoodan.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi said that the parliament session, which was adjourned Friday till Dec 10, was the continuation of the two-day session of July, which was held to prove the majority of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in the house.

The central government decided to hold the third part of the ongoing session Dec 10, Ravi said.

When asked whether it could be called as a monsoon session or the continuation of the special session convened to prove the UPA government’s majority in the house, Vayalar Ravi had told mediapersons: “You can call it whatever you want.”

“The UPA government has taken the unprecedented step of doing away with both the regular monsoon and winter session of parliament. This is a serious assault on parliamentary democracy and politically immoral,” a Left party leader said.

“The Left parties will consult with other like-minded parties in the opposition to decide on an effective protest and on a joint course of action,” the statement said.

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