Centre mulls all-party meet

The government agreed in principle to reach out to the Opposition after an all-party meeting today called by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan failed to break the Parliament logjam.

By Our Special Correspondent
  • Published 31.07.15
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New Delhi, July 30: The government agreed in principle to reach out to the Opposition after an all-party meeting today called by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan failed to break the Parliament logjam.

The Opposition remained firm on continuing with its protests over the Lalit Modi row and the Vyapam scam and blamed the government for the washout of the first week of Parliament. The Congress's leader in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, said the deadlock could not be resolved by the Speaker as it was a political issue that needed the government's intervention. "The home minister said they will try to call a meeting to resolve the issue," he said.

Rajnath said the government would try to call an all-party meet but there was no word on when that might happen.