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PM urges MPs to cooperate, allow Parliament to function

Posted on Nov 22, 09:29PM | UNI

With memories of near washout of the Monsoon Session of Parliament coming back to haunt him, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today sought cooperation from all Members of Parliament to enable the House run smoothly, saying the country was faced with many problems on the economic front and Parliament had a "very heavy" Legislative agenda.

"I seek cooperation from my colleagues in the House to come together and address the issues and challenges that we face as a nation," the Prime Minister told reporters outside Parliament before beginning of the Winter Session.

While the Monsoon Session was a near washout on the issue of FDI in multi-brand retail, the Winter Session in 2011 was a total washout on the issue of JPC in the 2G Spectrum scam.

"We all have an obligation, in opposition as well as in Government, to work together to enable our parliamentary democracy, of which we are genuinely proud to grapple with the formidable challenges facing our country," he said.