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Meeting to discuss human trafficking likely next week

india Updated: May 05, 2007 05:37 IST

A meeting of the leaders of political parties convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee to discuss the alleged involvement of MPs in human trafficking is likely to take place next week.

Since the campaigning for the last phase of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh would come to end on May 6, the speaker's meeting with leaders of political parties was expected next week, Parliamentary Affairs Minister PR Dasmunsi told reporters in New Delhi on Friday.

Chatterjee had earlier announced such a meeting in the wake of alleged involvement of BJP MP Babubhai Katara and some other members in the human trafficing scam.

Announcing the business for the next week, Dasmunsi said that a discussion on the Indo-Pak relations with particular focus on the progress of dialogue between the two countries would be taken up in the Lok Sabha on May 9.

The Opposition had desired a discussion on the issue, he said adding that External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee would respond to the debate.

While a discussion on the relations between the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary would be held on May 14, another discussion on the price rise is likely to take place the following day.

A discussion on the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal was likely during this period and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had already made it clear he would be ready to respond to any kind of discussion on the issue, he said.