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Consensus on tackling parliament disruptions possible: Ansari

india Updated: Jun 07, 2010 14:42 IST

With Parliament losing enoromous time following frequent disruptions, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday expressed confidence that he and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar would be able to work out a consensus on tackling this problem as there is a "realisation" among political parties.

Ansari, who is also the Chairman of Rajya Sabha, said there was a realisation among the public and within the bodies of Parliament that some of "our time is lost for a variety of reasons."

"There is a realisation (among political parties) that we have to think, think together, how we can minimise this loss of time so that we can maximise the time taken for agenda of Parliament. That is something a good deal of thinking is going on within the political parties," he told reporters accompanying him on his two-nation tour of Czech Republic and Croatia.

He was asked to comment on the frequent disruptions in both houses of Parliament.

"I have spoken to the Hon'ble speaker of Lok Sabha (Meira Kumar). She is equally concerned. So, through a process of careful consensus we will be able to find solution to this problem," he said.

On India's bid for a permanent membership in the UN Security Council, Ansari said efforts were on to bring reforms in the world body.

"The process is on in New York. There has been incremental progress. Until sometime back there have been total impasses," Ansari said.

"As a result of interested countries like ourselves, Brazil, Japan, Germany, some progress has been made in negotiating strategies. So now the work on that is going on in New York to work on a document that will form the basis of further consultation and how to go about the reforms of this institution," he said.