Centre accepts Opposition's demand to discuss Manipur issue but...
New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre Thursday accepted Opposition's "middle path" solution to discuss Manipur violence amid the logjam in Parliament, media reports said.
The Centre suggested Aug 11 to discuss the issue, which is the last day of the monsoon session.
However it is not acceptable to the Opposition, NDTV quoting sources reported.
There was no official word on the Opposition's big demand that the Prime Minister address parliament on the violence-hit state.
NDTV quoting sources reported that PM Narendra Modi might respond in Manipur during his reply to the no-confidence motion, which is slated for Aug 10.
If the Opposition agrees to a debate on August 11, as suggested by the government, then PM Modi would have spoken by then in Lok Sabha.
However, given the schedule for next week which is the Delhi services bill on Monday and the no-confidence motion on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, it leaves little time for the Manipur discussion.
The option before the government is to hold it on Aug 11 or extend the duration of the monsoon session, which is unlikely.