Press Esc to close
Sunday 31 July 2016
News updated at 3:55 AM IST
Weather
Max: 23.2°C
Min : 19.8°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

PM, Sonia meet to discuss ways to resolve Parliament logjam

New Delhi, Dec 11, 2012 (PTI)

With proceedings in Parliament being disrupted, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi today discussed ways to resolve the logjam over Walmart lobbying and quota in promotions issues.

Soon after Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha were adjourned this morning, senior UPA leaders, who are members of the Congress Core Group, gathered at the Prime Minister's Office in Parliament House and are understood to have been briefed by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath.

The two Houses were adjourned over Opposition uproar over reports that the US retail giant Walmart had employed a firm to lobby its case in India. Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party have also been warring over the issue of SC/ST quota in promotions in government jobs.

Nath is also believed to have briefed the Congress top brass on the pending bills on financial matters, including the one to amend the banking laws.

Apart from the Prime Minister, Gandhi and Nath, Union Ministers P Chidambaram and Sushilkumar Shinde attended the meeting among others, sources said.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Indian transgender, Bharatanatyam dancer Lakshya performs during 'Expression Beyond Gender...

Indian transgender, Bharatanatyam dancer Lakshya performs during 'Expression Beyond Gender...

Villagers take part in traditional Boat race in flood water in Morigaon district of Assam...

Villagers take part in traditional Boat race in flood water in Morigaon district of Assam...

Dhoni felicitates Gold Medalists Indian Archer players during a programme...

Dhoni felicitates Gold Medalists Indian Archer players during a programme...

A Mahila congress party worker holds a garland made of vegetables during protest over price...

A Mahila congress party worker holds a garland made of vegetables during protest over price...

A single horned rhino swims through flood waters in flood-hit Kaziranga National Park, in Assam...

A single horned rhino swims through flood waters in flood-hit Kaziranga National Park, in Assam...

Artist from Venkateshwara Natyamandira performing Bharatanatya on the occasion of KS&DL Centenary...

Artist from Venkateshwara Natyamandira performing Bharatanatya on the occasion of KS&DL Centenary...

Army personnel take position at the site of encounter where two Army soldiers and two militants ...

Army personnel take position at the site of encounter where two Army soldiers and two militants ...

An deserted and aerial view of Anand Rao circle fly over on Sheshadri road following the bandh...

An deserted and aerial view of Anand Rao circle fly over on Sheshadri road following the bandh...

A Dog is seen sitting in front of closed Shopping mall with Kannada flag displed during Karntaka...

A Dog is seen sitting in front of closed Shopping mall with Kannada flag displed during Karntaka...

An elephant moves through a waterlogged street after heavy rains in New Delhi on Friday...

An elephant moves through a waterlogged street after heavy rains in New Delhi on Friday...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523