Monsoon Session of Parliament to be held from Aug 1

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New Delhi, Jun 21: The delayed monsoon session of Parliament will commence from Aug 1 till Sep 8. This delay was made by the government in order to thrash out all the formalities of framing the Lokpal bill.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said that the Committee decided to recommend to the President to convene the session from August 1. The monsoon session generally begins in mid-July.

According to Bansal, "the CCPA has decided to recommend to the President for summoning the session of two houses of Parliament on August 1 and given the contingencies and exigencies of the work, it is likely to go up to September 8."

Speaker Meira Kumar has convened an all-party meeting on Wednesday, Jun 22 with the differences persisting over the controversial Women's Reservation Bill.

The minister also added that the government's seriousness on the issue "showed when it got it into Rajya Sabha and also took a little unpleasant dose to see that it is passed."

Government has already announced its plans to bring the much-talked about Lokpal Bill in the Monsoon session.

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