Advani for immediate convening of Monsoon session of Parliament

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New Delhi, Aug 5 (UNI) Leader of the Opposition and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate L K Advani today said there should be no delay in convening the Monsoon Session of Parliament to enable debate on burning issues confronting the nation.

Talking to newspersons after dedicating Chhattisgarh Bhavan built at the cost of Rs 17 crores here, he said there had been no relief for the common man from the terrorist threats, price rise and inflation. He said monsoon session of Parliament is normally convened in July but this time it could not happen due to special session of Lok Sabha on July 21 and 22 to enable the UPA government to get its Confidence Vote passed.

He said the Government had fixed August 11 as the date of commencement of Monsoon Session of Parliament but no official notification had been issued sofar.

The BJP too endorsed Mr Advani's demand and said that the convening of Parliament Session was a must to discuss all burning issues and controversy surrounding the cancellation of land for the Amarnath Shrine Board resulting in the death of seven people in Jammu region.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh in his presidential remarks said the construction of the Chhattisgarh Bhavan would help the state to overcome the infrastructural deficiencies faced by it.

The new Bhavan will have 18 rooms, conference hall and the Chief Minister's suit.

The issue figured in the discussions with Mr Advani when he met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi in the dinner meeting hosted in honour of visiting Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. Mr Advani is understood to have voiced his views that the cancellation of land transfer by the JK Government was nothing short of surrender to the seccessionist forces and it should never have been done, party sources said.

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