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Govt ready to discuss any issue in Parliament, says Venkaiah

Expressing hope that the second leg of the Budget session would not be “stormy”, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said the government was “willing to discuss any issue” in the House.

“I do not think there will be any stormy thing in the House. Because this is the second part of the Budget session, we have financial business. We have demands for grants. We need to discuss certain demands also that were agreed upon earlier, they have been listed. The government is willing to discuss any issue, every issue as usual,” Naidu said.

Naidu, however, said rules have to be followed for taking up any issue in Parliament and the Opposition should be aware of it. “But the question is if somebody wants to discuss an issue (Ishrat Jahan) which is before the Supreme Court; the procedure, the rules and regulation, the Speaker seems to have made very clear. So, I do not think, the opposition which have been in power for 50 years, they must be aware of the rules and regulations,” the minister said.

As far as the issues are concerned, Naidu said, “The drought situation is there in certain parts, there is water shortage in certain parts of the country. The government is willing to discuss because we have nothing to hide and all those situations are not created by our government."
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