In what was termed as a "record" in Parliament yesterday, nearly 100 members participated in a marathon discussion which ended two minutes short of midnight. The debate was about the Indian Railways and demands for grants for the Railway Ministry.
The Lok Sabha sat till 11:58 pm. "It is for the first time in nearly 18 years that the Lower House (Lok Sabha) sat for this long," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said after the session concluded.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is likely to reply to the debate in the afternoon today, following which the demands for grants for the Railway Ministry will be put to vote.
During the debate, the Opposition accused the Modi government of trying to sell off assets belonging to the Indian Railways, instead of focusing on services.
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