New Delhi: Holding the Opposition's "disruptionary tactics" responsible for not allowing passage of the Food Security and Land Acquisition Bills in the Budget Session, the Congress on Saturday expressed its willingness for a Special Session.

"We are not against it and a session means that it should be a unanimous decision. We are ready to give one more opportunity to the Opposition and if they are ready, we are ready to discuss," Congress spokesperson PC Chacko said.

He said the new bill on land acquisition provides for better compensation to land owners and has provision for rehabilitation and resettlement. Chacko said Congress President Sonia Gandhi had spoken to senior BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj as the UPA government wanted the opposition to realize benefits of the bills.  

He said the Congress had never closed the option on resignation of Union Ministers Pawan Kumar Bansal and Ashwani Kumar, a demand vociferously raised by the opposition parties, and the reason for the latter part of the Budget Session's second half being washed out.


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