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Heavy legislative agenda in Parliament next week

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016,15:07 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Enthused by the relatively calm functioning of Parliament in the second week of Budget session, Government has listed heavy legislative agenda for the week beginning Tuesday with just around 10 days left for the recess on March 16.

While the first week was a near washout especially in Rajya Sabha, a semblance of normalcy returned in the House in the second week with scenes of bonhomie between the ruling and the Opposition parties witnessed on at least on two occasions despite the latter launching a frontal attack on the government on issues like Rohith Vemula’s suicide and the JNU row.

The third week of Budget session begins days after JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar booked in a sedition case came out on bail. The sedition case had led to a huge controversy with Opposition parties closing ranks to target the government in Parliament, accusing it of suppressing freedom of expression.

A total of 12 Bills are on the agenda for next week including 7 in the Lok Sabha and 5 in the Rajya Sabha that has to be taken up in four working days of the week on account of Monday being a holiday on account of Shivratri.

The financial and legislative agenda to be taken during the week include the bills to be taken up by Lok Sabha like the Enemy Property (Amendment & Validation) Bill, 2016 to replace an Ordinance, the Adhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016, and the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill,2016.

The financial business includes two Appropriation Bills relating to Demands for Grants on Account (Railways) for 2016-17 and Supplementary Demands for Grants (Railways) for 2015-16, two Appropriation Bills relating to Demands for Grants on Account (General) for 2016-17 and Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) for 2015-16 after initiation and conclusion of discussion).