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Anguished Venkaiah cancels dinner for MPs

Anguished over disruptions in the working of the Rajya Sabha, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday cancelled a dinner he was to host for members of the Upper House onWednesday. According to sources, preparations for the dinner were completed last week. Naidu had even spoken to the President, the PrimeMinister, the Leader of the House, the Leader of Opposition and floor leaders of various parties whom he had invited. Invitation cards were kept ready and Naidu had expected the House proceedings would normalise by Tuesday. At a meeting with the floor leaders of various parties in his chamber, the RS Chairman conveyed anguish over the ongoing stalemate in the House and informed them of his decision to cancel the dinner. Naidu was of the view thatit would not be appropriate to go ahead withthe dinner with the House not functioning for over two weeks, the sources said. He had planned an Andhra special dinner, with specialist cooks called from the state