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Price rise rocks Parliament, Rajya Sabha adjourned till Wednesday

By Samyuktha

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): The issue of price rise rocked the second day of Parliament's Monsoon Session on Tuesday. While the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till Wednesday, the Lok Sabha is expected to resume discussions after 2 p.m.

Earlier in the day, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley raised price rise issue.

Swaraj said the increase in the prices of kerosene and LPG had disturbed the budget of the common man and the entire opposition wanted a discussion on the issue.

"Accept our adjournment motions and allow a discussion on the issue," she added.

The Opposition is demanding that the discussion on the price rise ends with a vote. However, the Congress has ruled this out.

The opposition made it clear that it will not relent until the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, gives an assurance that the government is willing to discuss the issue in Parliament.

On Monday, Dr. Singh appealed to the opposition to aim for a "peaceful and productive" Parliament session.

"We hope this session of the Parliament would be peaceful and productive. We have a lot of important issues of national importance to debate. We want the Parliament to function smoothly," he said.

The illegal mining issue in Karnataka, the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the controversy surrounding the Bhopal Gas tragedy is also expected to generate heat during the month-long session.

The economic blockade in Manipur, the delay in the preparations for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, the Ranganath Mishra Commission Report and the Gorkhaland issue will also come up for discussion during the session.

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee is expected to face the Opposition's ire on railway accidents. (ANI)

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