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DMK may support UPA on crucial Food Bill

Ahead of the Monsoon session of Parliament, former Congress ally DMK on Monday indicated its support to the UPA’s ‘game-changer’ Food Security Bill even though it has wanted a few changes in it.

Party spokesman and MP T K S Elangovan said his party would not like to oppose the legislation which is intended to benefit about 67 per cent of the country’s population.

‘See, the Bill intends to benefit the common man. Why should we oppose when it is intended to benefit the poor and general public? This is what we are thinking,’ he said. The signal of support by DMK, which has 18 members in the Lok Sabha and five in the Rajya Sabha, assumes significance as the government is gearing up to muster as much support for its ‘game-changer’ legislation in Parliament which meets on 5 August. The Food Security Bill is on top of the agenda of the Monsoon session.
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