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Govt ready to discuss JNU issue in Budget session: Venkaiah

Govt ready to discuss JNU issue in Budget session: Venkaiah
Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said the government was ready to have a discussion on all the issues including the JNU row in the upcoming Budget session. Naidu said Parliament could not transact much business in the last two sessions due to disruptions.

“PM Narendra Modi held a meeting with Opposition leaders on how to ensure smooth functioning of Parliament. Before this, he had also discussed the GST Bill with Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,” he said.

The government will try and get all important Bills passed in the session, he said.

“Some leaders want to raise the JNU issue and BJP MPs also want to discuss the issue. Whatever happened in JNU concerns the unity and integrity of the country,” the Parliamentary Affairs Minister said.

“This issue should be discussed as well as probed. The government doesn’t have problem with discussing any issue," the Minister said.

Naidu also said mainstream political parties should not support “anti-national” sloganeering and there should be no politics on the issues related to the country’s integrity. 

“If outsiders shouted the slogans, then the students and the university should explain how did that happen and who were those outsiders,” the Minister asked.

The Budget session will commence on February 23.
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