LS to pass Vote-on-Account tomorrow

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New Delhi, Mar 13 (UNI) The Lok Sabha will pass the Vote-on-Account in respect of the Budget (General) for 2008-09 tomorrow, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi said today.

Talking to newsmen, he said it would be passed by the Rajya Sabha on March 18 or 19.

The General Discussion on the Budget began in Lok Sabha yesteday and continued today.

Referring to Ms Sonia Gandhi completing ten years tomorrow as the Congress President, becoming the longest serving Chief of the oldest political party, Mr Dasmunsi said she had taken over the reins of the party at the height of a crisis. She had provided an excellent leadership to the party and led it to victory in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections. Thus, the party came to power in 2004 after being in the wilderness for nearly eight years.

He said the Parliament will be in recess during March 20-April 14.

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