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Seven bills cleared by RS and LS despite tensions

Govt also resisting the proposal to make a rate cap of 18% into the constitutional amendment bill

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: May 3 2016 1:07PM | Updated Date: May 3 2016 1:07PM

Seven bills cleared by RS and LS despite tensions

Amid the tensions regarding the central rule, Rajya Sabha passed four bills while Lok Sabha passed three bills that have raised hopes of the government and now the government can take more legislation by the scheduled end of the session.


According to ‘TOI’, apart from the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Congress and BJP seem to agree over the passage of most legislations in Rajya Sabha since the government’s priority seems to be the consideration of the bankruptcy and insolvency code in the upper house. 


Despite distractions caused by the political heat due to ongoing state elections and imposed presidential rule in Uttarakhand, parliamentary affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu and finance minister Arun Jaitley and Congress members Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma, took up discussions that seem to have cleared the path for the bills to be considered.


Although, the differences between both the central parties seem to have come closer than before, the GST bill remains the center of the argument. Other than this, the government is also resisting the proposal to make a rate cap of 18% into the constitutional amendment bill. 


The government, whose proclamation of presidential rule is unable to get enough support in the Rajya Sabha, is looking for a way to channel the appropriation bill for Uttarakhand. 


Government is speeding up the legislation, which can prove it to be an important measure in line of undertaking a business with much ease, after the joint committee of Parliament on bankruptcy and insolvency code has given a unanimous report. 


Also, if the SC clears central rule, the government would have to deal with the Rajya Sabha computation that does not seem to be in its side. 


The upper house which is expected to consider the Indian trust amendment bill before the week ends. The Lok Sabha seems to complete discussions on demands for grants along with the appropriation and finance bills that would be voted by the end of this week. 


The code will bring together provisions that are scattered among 11 laws which will sync BJP government’s ‘Make in India’ and ‘Startup Plans’. 


Apart from all these, MPs from almost every party demand discussions to be taken up regarding UP’s Bundelkhand and Maharashtra’s Marathwara.