Session adjourned at the request of Opposition: Vyalar Ravi

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New Delhi, Oct 24 (UNI) Parliamentary Affairs Minister Vyalar Ravi today said the second leg of the Parliament session was adjourned at the request of Opposition parties who were seeking rescheduling of the sittings in view of the upcoming festivals and elections in six states.

Talking to newspersons, the Minister said the Government had enlisted business to be taken up during the session from October 17 to November 21. But the Opposition parties were insisting on postponing it on the grounds that a large number of MPs belonging to various parties would be busy in the elections and would not be able to attend the House.

Besides, they also wanted rescheduling of the sittings to enable them to celebrate various festivals falling during the period, he said.

Mr Ravi, however, did not commit how long the session would last when it reassembled on December 10. He said it would soon be decided by the Cabinet Committee.

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