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Govt, BJP agree to extend winter session for 3 days

delhi Updated: Dec 21, 2011 19:32 IST
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After hectic back-channel negotiations with different parties, the government and the BJP on Wednesday finally agreed to extend the ongoing winter session of the Parliament for three days from 27 to 29 December to pass the Lokpal Bill.

After talking to some other parties, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee met senior BJP leaders to fix the schedule, although a large number of MPs were initially opposed to the plan. The UPA government will try to pass the whistleblowers bill and the judicial accountability bill during these three days.

Eight hours are likely to be allotted to discuss and pass the lokpal bill in Lok Sabha.