SME Times News Bureau | 26 Aug, 2013
The Food Security
Bill is likely to be taken up for discussion in Lok Sabha on Monday, even as
AIADMK said it will oppose the bill in its present form.
"The House will
function tomorrow (Saturday). But a large of members and leaders have stated
that they are going to be away...Many members and leaders want to speak on the
Food Security Bill," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal
Nath told reporters outside Parliament House on Friday.
"So they have
requested the Speaker that the Food Security Bill should not be taken up
tomorrow, but on Monday. So the Bill will be taken up on Monday," he
Asked about extension of the session beyond 30th August when it is scheduled to
end, the Minister said Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs will meet
soon to decide on the issue.
On Friday, Lok Sabha
Speaker Meira Kumar suspended 12 MPs from Andhra Pradesh for five days over
disruption of House proceedings following protests over creation of Telangana
and Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day.
The Speaker took the
decision after consulting all party leaders earlier in the day.