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UPA committed to food security bill: PM

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Schoolgirls wait to collect their free mid-day meals, being distributed by a government-run primary school, in New Delhi on Wednesday.photo:reuters
Schoolgirls wait to collect their free mid-day meals, being distributed by a government-run primary school, in New Delhi on Wednesday.photo:reuters

The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is committed to enacting the food security bill after considering all opinions, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday.

“The food security bill is a very important legislation for the government. The UPA is committed to make this law after considering all opinions,” he told reporters here.

Corruption, he said, was a major issue in the country and all sections of society should sit together and find a solution to the problem.

Food Minister K.V. Thomas on Tuesday moved the food security bill, saying it was a key UPA legislation that would give the right to subsidised grain to around 67 percent of the population.

Parliament disrupted

Both houses have seen repeated disruptions by opposition parties over the allocation of coal blocks and 2G spectrum.

On Wednesday, parliament was adjourned sine die.

The BJP had said it would not let parliament function till Manmohan Singh resigns over the alleged involvement of his office in the irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks and 2G spectrum, and Law Minister P.K. Bansal and Law Minister Ashwani Kumar quit too.IANS


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