Uttarakhand President's Rule issue may not be discussed as per rules: Naidu

| Monday, April 25, 2016 - 09:48
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Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu

"Rules don't allow sub-judice matters to be discussed"

New Delhi: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said the government is willing to discuss every issue in the Parliament during the second part of the Budget Session, 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.
We have financial business, we have railways, we have demands for grants, we also need to discuss something we had agreed upon earlier. Government is ready to discuss any issue every issue," Naidu said.
"But the question is that if someone wants to discuss an issue which is before the Supreme Court, the rules and regulations do not allow it. The Speaker seems to have made it very clear. The Opposition has been in power for 50 years, so i am sure they are aware of all rules," he added.
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 rule in Uttrakhand but the matter is sub judice and cannot be discussed before April 27th, 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.
The session is all set to be stormy with the Opposition parties closing ranks to raise the issue of imposition of Presidents' rule in Uttarakhand.
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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