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Posted on Feb 21 2014 | IBNS

New Delhi, Feb 21 : The Parliament will be adjourned sine die on Friday as the opposition parties did not agree to extend the session.

"The government intended to extend the session. But the opposition did not agree," said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath.

Earlier, Nath said the Parliament session might be extended to clear all pending legislations.

"Everything is possible. We will discuss with all political parties and if they agree to extend the session, we will think about it," Nath had told reporters.

Meanwhile, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till noon as opposition parties created a ruckus demanding special economic package for seven backward states.

On the last day of the last session of the Parliament before the Lok Sabha polls, the House will take up six anti-corruption bills which were promoted by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

"Sources say the government is considering the option of passing an ordinance, or executive order, to clear the bills pushed by the Congress vice president," reported NDTV.

The six bills are - Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, Whistleblowers Protection Bill, Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Grievance Redressal Bill, Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Officials of Public International Organisations Bill, Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill and Public Procurement Bill, 2012.

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