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Updated: June 22, 2011 14:48 IST

Lokpal, Women's Bills for monsoon session from August 1

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Labourers work on scaffoldings as they prepare to clean the Parliament House building before the monsoon session. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty
The Hindu Labourers work on scaffoldings as they prepare to clean the Parliament House building before the monsoon session. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

The Monsoon Session of Parliament will be held from August 1 to September 8.

A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

After the meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Ministers Pawan Kumar Bansal said that the Committee decided to recommend to the President to convene the session from August 1.

“The CCPA has decided to recommend to the President for summoning the session of two houses of Parliament on August 1 and given the contingencies and exigencies of the work, it is likely to go up to September 8,” he told reporters.

Asked why the session was delayed, Mr. Bansal said, “There have been instances in the past also where the session has been held in August.”

On Women’s Reservation Bill, the Minister said, “The government’s seriousness on the issue showed when it got it into Rajya Sabha and also took a little unpleasant dose to see that it is passed.”

Government has already announced its plans to bring the much-talked about Lokpal Bill in the Monsoon session.

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