Manmohan Singh meets President Mukherjee

New Delhi, May 9 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, met President Pranab Mukherjee here today, and discussed the just- concluded Budget Session of Parliament which was adjourned sine-die two days ahead of schedule.

According to sources, the two are understood to have discussed the proceedings of the session, which was adjourned suddenly on Wednesday with the second phase turning out to be a total washout amid opposition demands for the resignation of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Law and Justice Minister Ashwani Kumar and Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal.

Key legislations like the National Food Security Bill and the Land Acquisition Bill could not be passed with the curtailment of the session.

The only business that was transacted was passage of the Finance Bill marking the completion of the budgetary exercise and the Railway Budget without any discussion after walkout by the Opposition.

The government tried hard for passage of the Food Security Bill in the Lok Sabha, but the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led opposition remained adamant and said that it would support the Centre to push its important bills provided the two Union Ministers are asked to step down from their respective offices.

The second phase of the session began on April 22. (ANI)

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