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Govt asks Cong to allow functioning of Parliament

By The Assam Tribune
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NEW DELHI, Aug 5 - There was no sign of end to the deadlock in Parliament even as the government today made a fresh appeal to Congress to help ensure smooth functioning of the House and allow important legislations to be passed for �the country�s sake�.

�Not for the government or the BJP, please do a favour to the country. Allow legislations to be taken up in both Houses. Don�t stall them... Opposition should leave politics aside for the country�s sake and take it forward by allowing Parliament to function,� Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said.

He said India has great opportunity for growth as its competitors are in bad shape and the climate is conducive for the country to grow faster and move forward. �No obstruction, no suspension. House should proceed smoothly,� Naidu said.

Sources in the government said though the government was keen to ensure that the suspension of 25 Congress MPs from Lok Sabha were revoked, the Congress had not shown any sign of blinking and had not come forward to give an assurance to the Speaker that they would not obstruct the House.

They said though suspensions have taken place only after exhausting all options, the demand of some parties to revoke the suspension can only be discussed after the consent of the suspended members. � PTI

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Govt asks Cong to allow functioning of Parliament

NEW DELHI, Aug 5 - There was no sign of end to the deadlock in Parliament even as the government today made a fresh appeal to Congress to help ensure smooth functioning of the House and allow important legislations to be passed for �the country�s sake�.

�Not for the government or the BJP, please do a favour to the country. Allow legislations to be taken up in both Houses. Don�t stall them... Opposition should leave politics aside for the country�s sake and take it forward by allowing Parliament to function,� Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said.

He said India has great opportunity for growth as its competitors are in bad shape and the climate is conducive for the country to grow faster and move forward. �No obstruction, no suspension. House should proceed smoothly,� Naidu said.

Sources in the government said though the government was keen to ensure that the suspension of 25 Congress MPs from Lok Sabha were revoked, the Congress had not shown any sign of blinking and had not come forward to give an assurance to the Speaker that they would not obstruct the House.

They said though suspensions have taken place only after exhausting all options, the demand of some parties to revoke the suspension can only be discussed after the consent of the suspended members. � PTI