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Monsoon Session curtailed by three days

The Monsoon Session has been curtailed and will now adjourn on August 25.
None | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2006 02:55 PM IST

The Monsoon Session of Parliament, which was scheduled to conclude on August 30, has been curtailed and will now adjourn on August 25.

Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee announced in the House on Friday that it has been unanimously agreed at the meeting of leaders of various political parties that the session be curtailed by three days, cancelling the sittings from August 28 to 30.

However, he said it was agreed in the meeting that Parliament will sit till 2000 hours from August one to 18.

The Speaker said some requests had been received for curtailment of the Session.

With the 10-day Ganesh festival starting on Aug 27, MPs from Maharashtra had met Parliamentary Affairs Minister PR Dasmunsi and stressed the need for them to be in their constituencies during the festival.

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