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Adjournment motion on black money in Lok Sabha today

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Dec 14, 2011 at 09:41am IST

New Delhi: The adjournment motion on black money issue is expected to come up for discussion in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Senior BJP leader LK Advani is likely to move the motion and it comes right on the heels of his recently concluded anti-corruption yatra.

Sources said the government is trying to convince the Opposition that adjournment motion should not to be put to vote.

The BJP has been pressing for the motion since the winter session of Parliament began over two weeks ago.

Congress General SecretaryRahul Gandhi has also made changes in his Western UP tour to ensure presence during vote on the debate in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Rahul will go back to continue with his Western UP tour later in the evening itself.

Government sources said the motion is likely to come up with a milder wording. Following an agreement between BJP and the government sometime ago, instead of government failure the opposition party has agreed to the words the situation arising out of .

This would mean that the motion will be without the sense of government censure and that voting is likely on a neutral motion.

Leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj had said some time ago that with the desire to enable the functioning of Parliament her party had agreed to the changed wording of the adjournment motion on black money.

BJP has made black money a major issue since the last Lok Sabha elections. The party has been pressing for the issue since the French government reportedly gave the names of 700 Indians holding Swiss bank accounts and wants the government to make those names public.

BJP MPs have also given declarations to the Presiding officers that they do not have any illegal money stashed abroad.

With Additional Inputs from PTI

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