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BJP will support Food Bill with some amendments: Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Aug 04, 2013 at 06:07pm IST

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said in principle, the party supported the Food Security Bill but they want some amendments in it. The remarks came just a day ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, the BJP on Sunday met at senior leader LK Advani's residence in the national capital.

The party has been planning to corner the government on FDI in retail, the falling rupee and rising inflation and the slow response to the rehabilitation work in Uttarakhand

The party has accused the Congress of mishandling Telangana issue and condemned the way COngress is playing its political games with it.

Prasad said, "We discussed on issues and bills that will be brought forward in Parliament." He also said that the party stands with committed bureaucracy and added Durga Shakti Nagpal's suspension must be revoked

The BSP and the Left too are gearing up to attack the Samajwadi Party in Parliament over the suspension of Gautam Buddh Nagar SDM Durga Sakthi Nagpal.

Earlier in the day, there were some rifts reported within the UPA over the Food Bill. With Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath hoping to pass the bill without any amendments, Agriculture Minister and Congress-ally NCP chief Sharad Pawar said he is open to changews in the bill.

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