Liberhan Commission debate in LS rescheduled to Dec 7-8


Sources said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal was approached by the Rajya Sabha members who did not want the debate in the Upper House to be shifted to the third week of December.

The Lower House would get preference as per convention and since the earlier date for the debate in the Lok Sabha was to be held on December 9 and 10, the Upper House could hold it only on December 14, sources said.

Once the Home Ministry made available 75 Hindi copies of the Liberhan Commission report to each House of Parliament today, Bansal approached Deputy Leader of BJP in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj to prepone the date to December 7 and 8.
Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav told Bansal that since his party got the Hindi version, it had no problem in participating in the debate on Monday and Tuesday.

Since the debate will be held on two days in both Houses, BJP will get 104 minutes to debate on it and has fielded Ananth Kumar along with party President Rajnath Singh and Swaraj in the Lok Sabha.

Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley, M Venkaiah Naidu and Ravi Shankar Prasad will represent BJP in the Rajya Sabha in the debate.

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