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Lok Sabha to discuss price rise today

Under pressure from the Left and the Samajwadi Party, the government on Tuesday agreed for a debate in the Lok Sabha on the issue of price rise on Wednesday.

india Updated: Jul 29, 2009 10:17 IST

Under pressure from the Left and the Samajwadi Party, the government on Tuesday agreed for a debate in the Lok Sabha on the issue of price rise on Wednesday.

"The government is ready for a debate on price rise and it will be taken up tomorrow immediately after the Question Hour," Parliamentary Affairs Minister P K Bansal said in the Lok Sabha.

The prices of essential commodities have been increasing, even though inflation has consistently been negative for some weeks in the immediate past.

"We share the concerns of the members and there will be a discussion tomorrow," Bansal said.

Earlier in the day, the House was adjourned briefly soon after it met for the day as Left members trooped into the well demanding taking up of the adjournment motion moved by them on the price rise issue immediately.

As soon as the House met, CPI(M) member Basudeb Acharia demanded that Speaker Meira Kumar take up the the adjournment motion moved by them on the issue of rise in prices of essential commodities.

He was supported by Samajwadi Party members.

The Speaker did not admit the adjournment motion and asked the members to give notice for discussion under Rule 193 after which the Left leaders trooped into the Well while SP members voiced their demands from their seats.