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NEW DELHI, Aug 2 � A torrent of issues ranging from price rise to demand for dismissal of Mayawati government and immediate execution of Ajmal Kasab and Afzal Guru today drowned the second day of the Monsoon session of Parliament, reports PTI.

The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day at 1400 hrs after two earlier adjournments with BJP, BSP, SP and Shiv Sena members storming the Well on diverse issues.

The Left and the Right raised the issue of price rise with the BJP led by M Venkaiah Naidu making a strong pitch in the Rajya Sabha for suspension of Question Hour to discuss the matter. Inflation in June stood at 9.44 per cent.

Left parties in the Lok Sabha had given a notice for an adjournment motion on the issue of price rise.

In the melee, Sports Minister Ajay Maken made a statement on the irregularities in the hosting of Commonwealth Games last year in which he sought to drag in the erstwhile NDA regime.

Price rise: Meanwhile, Faced with a delicate situation, the Government today arrived at a compromise with the Opposition and decided to take up a discussion on price rise in the Lok Sabha tomorrow under a rule which entails voting.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal told reporters that the resolution on the price rise will be framed in such a way that it would be acceptable to all.

The resolution is likely to express concern over price rise and spell out immediate effective steps to check inflation.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will reply to the day-long debate which will start at 1200 hours, Bansal said.

As the resolution will be a consensual one, it saves the government from any embarrassment even as it will be put to vote. The ruling party too has given a notice for it.

Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha of BJP is likely to initiate the discussion. NDA convenor Sharad Yadav as also K S Rao from Congress have also given notice.

The decision was taken in a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee after which Bansal and his two junior ministers Rajiv Shukla and Harish Rawat had tea with Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj in her Parliament House office.

The discussion is expected to pave the way for the smooth running of Parliament after the disruption of both Houses on the first two days of the Monsoon session.

Ahead of the session, Congress leaders had admitted in private that it would be difficult for the ruling alliance if the Opposition closed ranks on the issue of corruption and price rise and pressed for discussion under rules which entail voting.

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Diverse issues rock Parliament

NEW DELHI, Aug 2 � A torrent of issues ranging from price rise to demand for dismissal of Mayawati government and immediate execution of Ajmal Kasab and Afzal Guru today drowned the second day of the Monsoon session of Parliament, reports PTI.

The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day at 1400 hrs after two earlier adjournments with BJP, BSP, SP and Shiv Sena members storming the Well on diverse issues.

The Left and the Right raised the issue of price rise with the BJP led by M Venkaiah Naidu making a strong pitch in the Rajya Sabha for suspension of Question Hour to discuss the matter. Inflation in June stood at 9.44 per cent.

Left parties in the Lok Sabha had given a notice for an adjournment motion on the issue of price rise.

In the melee, Sports Minister Ajay Maken made a statement on the irregularities in the hosting of Commonwealth Games last year in which he sought to drag in the erstwhile NDA regime.

Price rise: Meanwhile, Faced with a delicate situation, the Government today arrived at a compromise with the Opposition and decided to take up a discussion on price rise in the Lok Sabha tomorrow under a rule which entails voting.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal told reporters that the resolution on the price rise will be framed in such a way that it would be acceptable to all.

The resolution is likely to express concern over price rise and spell out immediate effective steps to check inflation.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will reply to the day-long debate which will start at 1200 hours, Bansal said.

As the resolution will be a consensual one, it saves the government from any embarrassment even as it will be put to vote. The ruling party too has given a notice for it.

Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha of BJP is likely to initiate the discussion. NDA convenor Sharad Yadav as also K S Rao from Congress have also given notice.

The decision was taken in a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee after which Bansal and his two junior ministers Rajiv Shukla and Harish Rawat had tea with Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj in her Parliament House office.

The discussion is expected to pave the way for the smooth running of Parliament after the disruption of both Houses on the first two days of the Monsoon session.

Ahead of the session, Congress leaders had admitted in private that it would be difficult for the ruling alliance if the Opposition closed ranks on the issue of corruption and price rise and pressed for discussion under rules which entail voting.

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