New Delhi (SunstarTV Bureau): Taking a grim view of state elections on March 27, several party leaders urged the presiding officers of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to curtail the session of Parliament, which could be likely to adjourn on March 26.
Campaigning for elections in West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry is underway with most Members of Parliament (MPs) away canvassing.
According to sources, as many as 145 MPs have written to the Lok Sabha Speaker at separate times to seek session curtailment so have leaders of Trinamool Congress, DMK, Left parties and Congress. The session is otherwise scheduled to end on April 8.
The curtailment demand was again raised at the business advisory committee meetings of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha chaired by Speaker Om Birla and Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, respectively today. Both House Chairmen said they would consider the issue appropriately.
The main government business is the Finance Bill and demand for grants for ministries which can be covered in the first two weeks.
The Rajya Sabha business advisory panel today decided to debate budgets for Agriculture Ministry, railways, tourism, tribal affairs, jal shakti and food processing, while demand for grants for all other ministries would be clubbed for passage.
Earlier today, Trinamool Congress leaders wrote to Birla and Naidu asking for adjournment of the session.