New Delhi, July 11 (UNI) The Lok Sabha will have a two-day special sitting on July 21-22 to enable the UPA Government to take a trust vote in the wake of the withdrawal of support by the Left parties on the nuclear deal issue.
''A session will be summoned on July 21 and subject to exigencies of government business. The session may conclude on July 22,'' a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said.
President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil had convened the session on the recommendation of the Union Cabinet which met earlier this evening, the spokesperson added.
The dates for the session were recommended by the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA), official sources said.
Dr Singh had met the President last evening and assured her that the dates for the session would be conveyed to her within a day.
The confidence motion would be moved on July 21 for discussion and the voting on it would take place the next day. The House would not take up any other business as the regular monsoon session of Parliament is to be held from August 11 to September 5.
The UPA government has declared that it would not operationalise the Indo-US nuclear deal before proving its majority on the floor of the Lok Sabha. This was reiterated by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at a meeting of the coalition this morning where she also regretted the Left's decision to withdraw its support and welcomed the Samajwadi Party's support to the government.
The political developments were also discussed at a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) this evening.
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