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LS to be adjourned tomorrow after paying tributes to Kanshi Ram

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Nov 21 (UNI) As a mark of respect to BSP founder leader Kanshi Ram, the Lok Sabha will be adjourned on the opening day of the winter session of Parliament tomorrow after making obituary references to the departed leader, Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee announced today.

Mr Chatterjee, who convened an all-party meeting on the eve of the winter session of the 14th Lok Sabha, said the decision had been taken on the basis of a consensus among the leaders of various political parties.

He, however, said there was a note of dissent by one leader but all others were in favour of adjourning the House tomorrow. Later, CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta expressed his opposition to the decision, saying, '' The House should not waste its precious time.'' The Speaker said all leaders have assured their support and cooperation in the smooth running of the House. There were several important issues like the sealing drive in Delhi, agrarian problems, women reservation and price rise.

Besides, the House would also take up a discussion on the state of sports in the country, he said.

He said the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) will prioritise the agenda tomorrow morning.

Responding to queries, Mr Chatterjee said the Women's Reservation Bill was not with the House.

Mr Dasgupta said he would press for a discussion on the Sachar Committee report on the status of Muslims in the country.

On Women's Reservation Bill, he said their party was supporting the legislation from very beginning but it was up to the Government in what form they wanted to introduce and discuss it.

Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan said his party was opposed to any hanging, whether it is of Afzal Guru or that of Iraqi toppled leader Saddam Hussein, UNI BKS RL Mir RK1455

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