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Aug 05, 2013 at 11:04am IST

PM appeals to parties to ensure Monsoon Session is productive

New Delhi: The Monsoon Session of Parliament will begin on Monday and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has appealed to all sections of the House "to ensure that this session is truly productive". He said a lot of time was wasted in the last two sessions and the government is willing to discuss every issue on the floor of the House. He added, "I hope the Opposition will cooperate with the government."

Of all the bills tabled in the Parliamnet, he said, Food Security Bill is most important. "I hope Parliament allows us to convert the ordinance into a bill," he added.

On the issue of suspension of IAS oficer Durga Shakti Nagpal by the Uttar Pradesh government, he said the rules will be followed. "We are in touch with the state government to get all the details."

Meanwhile, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said the government is willing to extend the duration of the session beyong August 30 in order to pass the bills.

Speaker of Lok Sabha Meira Kumar has said that the leaders of all the political parties, in a meeting on August 3, has ensured that the House will run smoothly.