New Delhi: The government has remembered the Food Security Bill just as elections have neared, the BJP said on Tuesday while stressing that it was opposed to an ordinance and wanted an early Monsoon session of the Parliament to debate the issue.

"We want a healthy discussion; why is the government running away from discussion? There is no consensus in the UPA on the bill," BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.

Amid speculation that the government had prepared a draft ordinance on the Food Security Bill, Naqvi said the government had itself delayed the passing of the bill.

"The government could have got the bill passed when it was pushing FDI in retail. For the past nine years, the government has been working for corruption security. Now when the elections have come near, it has remembered the food security bill," Naqvi said.

"They must hold the Monsoon session early to pass the bill," he said.

His comments come a day after BJP president Rajnath Singh expressed concern over the United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) plan to issue ordinances to enact legislations.

(Agencies)

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