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Parliament to rent out premises

delhi Updated: Sep 02, 2012 08:45 IST
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With the Parliament being adjourned every day without work, the government has decided to make use of such prime real-estate property by renting it out to those who want to do some business inside.

“Small entrepreneurs currently go to cafes for business meetings. They can instead use parliament premises,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawar Kumar Bansal informed.

“The parliament canteen is very cheap so they can meet for business lunches too,” he made the sales pitch.

The Parliament will charge a small fee to such entrepreneurs for use of the premises that will be open for rent as soon as either house of parliament adjourns. “That shouldn’t take too long, normally a few minutes are enough,” Bansal said. The government aims to recover losses, being incurred due to a non-functional parliament, through this scheme.