PM appeals to Opposition for cooperation

Last Updated: Sat, Aug 03, 2013 15:15 hrs

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday sought the Opposition's cooperation to help the ordinance on Food Security Bill get passed in the parliament, describing it as "most important".

Ahead of the nearly month-long monsoon session of the Parliament that begins on Monday, Singh lamented that lot of time has been wasted in the last two to three sessions.

He promised to discuss all issues raised by the Opposition and said he hoped that the upcoming session would be a productive one.

"I hope it will be a very constructive and productive session of Parliament. Lot of time was wasted in previous two to three sessions and there is lot of legislative agenda pending before Parliament," he told reporters.

"I sincerely hope that all sections of the House will cooperate in making it very productive and very constructive session," he said, following an all-party meeting convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar.

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