Doubtful if key legislations can be passed this Par session: FM

Doubtful if key legislations can be passed this Par session: FM

Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said it was doubtful whether any key legislation, except for the vote-on-account, will be passed in the current session of Parliament which began today.

"If Parliament does not meet to pass laws, and beginning today you will see Parliament will meet, but I doubt whether it will pass any law.

"We have to go through the ritual of attending Parliament everyday and come back empty handed," he said.

Chidambaram was addressing students of Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) at its business conclave.

Later talking to reporters, he said the Finance Bill, Vote-on-Account and Appropriation Bill will be passed.

"...but if it is passed without debate or discussion, I won't be happy. I want it to pass with discussion and debate," the Finance Minister said.

Government has listed several bills which it seeks to pass during the session which will end on February 21.

Besides the interim budget, government wants to pass the Telangana Bill as well as some anti-corruption legislations.

Meanwhile, terming possible disruptions of Parliamentary proceedings over the Telangana issue as "hiccups", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told reporters outside Parliament House that he hoped all sections will have the  wisdom to set aside "prejudices" to ensure harmonious working of the session.

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