There will be no sitting of Parliament on August 23 in view of the Onam festival of Kerala. This was announced by Parliamentary Affairs Minister P.K. Bansal.

He told journalists that as compensation Parliament will sit on Saturday (August 21). The slot for private members' Bills, scheduled for Friday, will be moved to that day.

Noting that the first week of the session was lost because of obstructions, Mr. Bansal said that the session might be extended by two or three days if the legislative business was not completed by August 27, the deadline set.

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