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Jul 11, 2013 at 05:32pm IST

Monsoon Session likely to be delayed, may begin after August 15

New Delhi: The Monsoon Session of Parliament is likely to delayed, according to sources. Sources say the session will begin after the Independence Day, i.e. August 15.

Sources say the government wants to keep the Monsoon Session short and so it will begin only in the third week of August.

This comes as the government is trying to get support for the Food Security ordinance cleared in a Cabinet meet. Earlier on Thursday, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the Food Security Bill that is to be taken up in the Monsoon Session.

Sources say the SP won't support the Bill in the present form and wants it to be amended. Sources say the SP also wants the Centre to provide a special package to Uttar Pradesh.