Hyderabad: Observing that the BJP is in favour of passing the Food Security Bill with some amendments, party president Rajnath Singh on Monday asked the government to advance the Monsoon session of the Parliament for the purpose.

"We are ready for a debate on Food Security and Land Acquisition Bills. We want these bills passed with some amendments. The Monsoon session be advanced for this," he said.

He said it would be a cruel joke, if an ordinance is issued on the proposed Food Security Bill. Dismissing the allegations of the Congress' that the BJP is not letting the Parliament function smoothly, Singh said the primary responsibility to ensure the smooth functioning of the Parliament lay with the government.

Observing that BJP's role is like that of a watch dog, he said BJP was playing the role of principal opposition party effectively.

(JPN/Agencies)

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