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Nothing wrong in Congress demanding discussion on Uttarakhand issue in Parliament: Shiv Sena
Monday April 25, 2016 11:30 AM, Agencies

Mumbai: With the Centre claiming that the Uttarakhand's President's rule matter cannot be discussed in the second part of the Parliament Budget Session as it is 'sub-judice', the Shiv Sena on Monday said that there in nothing wrong in Congress demanding a discussion on the contentious issue.

"If you don't allow the Parliament to run for a single issue, the people of this country will not support you and your cause. The Shiv Sena, like the Congress, is of the view that the chief minister should be allowed to prove the majority in the assembly. So, if the Congress Party is willing to have a discussion on the Uttarakhand issue in the Parliament Session then there should be discussion on that," Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut told ANI.

With the government claiming that the matter is sub-judice and, therefore, it cannot be deliberated upon, Raut said, "Uttarakhand matter is sub-judice. But it is political too. In our country, every political matter turns into a sub-judice matter all of a sudden."

Earlier, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said the government is willing to discuss every issue in the Parliament, but hinted that the Uttarakhand President's Rule issue may not be discussed as the matter is pending before the Supreme Court.

Naidu further rubbished reports that the session is going to a stormy one with opposition set to corner the government on several issue, and said that financial business and fulfilling demands for grants are going to be their priority during the session.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan yesterday held an all party meeting to ensure smooth functioning of Parliament.

Speaking to media after the meeting, Mahajan said, leaders of different parties have assured their cooperation to have a fruitful session. She said, some party leaders raised the issue of President's rule in Uttarakhand but the matter is sub judice and cannot be discussed before April 27, which is the date of hearing of the case in the Supreme Court.

Meanwhile, the Congress Rajya Sabha strategy meeting will take place in the Parliament today at 10 a.m.

However, the government has listed a heavy agenda for the session, including passage of 13 bills in the Lok Sabha and 11 in the Rajya Sabha.

Discussion on demands for grants of various ministries, consideration and passing of the Railways Appropriation and Finance Bills along with GST, Factories, Compensatory Afforestation and Enemy Property Bills are the main agenda of the session.

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