Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi reports that the majority of these 32 bills have been approved by standing committees related to the respective ministries. It was his promise that no Bill would pass without discussion.
Ankur Chatterjee: The Monsoon Session of Parliament, which commences on Monday, is expected to be a tumultuous one. With the Opposition intending to express problems such as the fractious Agnipath project, hyperinflation, alleged abuse of investigative authorities to harass opposition leaders, and unemployment.
While the government has assured that it is willing to address all essential concerns, the opposition has been hell-bent indicating that the session is fairly short and also that the House may not be able to attain the 32 bills listed by the government. In during session, there will be 18 sittings, including private members’ business on four Fridays. The session will come to end on August 12. Also during session, the presidential and vice-presidential elections will also take place.
Mallikarjun Kharge, senior Congress leader and Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, told a news conference following the meeting that the Centre aims to table, debate, and pass 32 bills during the 14 days allotted for government business in the session. “What is the government trying to do?” he said, stressing that the Opposition demanded debates on 13 points presented, including increased prices, Agnipath, attacks on the country’s federal system, and abuse of investigative authorities such as the ED and CBI.
Most of these 32 bills, as according to the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, have been approved by the department-related standing committees of Parliament. He guaranteed that no Bill would be passed without discussion.
Among the 32 bills are the Multi-State Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, the Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, the Kalakshetra Foundation (Amendment) Bill, the Family Courts (Amendment), the Indian Antarctic Bill, the Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill, the Trafficking of Persons (Protection, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill and the Cantonment Bill.
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