Winter session extended Dec 27-29 to discuss Lokpal

New Delhi : The winter session of parliament, which was to end Thursday, has been extended. Both houses will reconvene Dec 27-29 to discuss the Lopal bill, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani said Wednesday.

“The house will be reconvened from Dec 27-29,” Advani told reporters after meeting leader of the Lok Sabha and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

He said the Lokpal bill would be introduced in the Lok Sabha Dec 22 and would be taken up for discussion Dec 27.

Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and her Rajya Sabha counterpart Arun Jaitley also attended the meeting.

The Lok Sabha Business Advisory Committee (BAC) had Tuesday agreed to extend the house Dec 27-29, but there were protests from some members, specially those from the northeast and Kerala.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Bansal had said the BAC would review the decision Wednesday.
IANS

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