New Delhi: After a productive last week, the government is pinning hope on last three days of first part of of Parliament’s budget session as it plans to push for the passage of some key bills, including the Whistle Blower Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016.
The last part may also witness a political storm with BJP MPs planning to demand an apology from senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad for his controversial remarks on the RSS.
Azad had allegedly compared the RSS with the terrorist organisation Islamic State.
“Our MPs will raise the issue as his comments are unacceptable”, a senior BJP leader said.
Meanwhile, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley is hopeful that the landmark Constitution Amendment Bill for a national Goods and Services Tax (GST) as well as the Bankruptcy and insolvency bill will get passed when parliament resumes for the budget session’s second half on April 20.
Besides, the Parliamentary panel will also discuss the controversial land acquisition Bill of 2015 on Monday.
The passing of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill and the Aadhar Bill were highlights for the government in the third week of Budget session which had begun on a stormy note last month.
In the remaining days, the government would be keen to see that the real estate bill passed by the Rajya Sabha on March 16 gets the nod of Lok Sabha and Aadhar bill passed by the Lok Sabha gets passed in Rajya Sabha besides transaction of the scheduled financial business.
In Lok Sabha, the business in remaining three days will include discussion and voting on Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) for 2015-16 and introduction, consideration and passing of related Appropriation Bill.
The legislative items proposed to be taken up in the Lower House are the consideration and passing of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015 as passed by Rajya Sabha, the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and the consideration of amendments made by Rajya Sabha in the Bureau of Indian Standards Bill 2015, as passed by Lok Sabha.
Besides the House could also take up the consideration of amendments made by Rajya Sabha in the National Waterways Bill, 2015, as passed by Lok Sabha and the introduction of the Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016.
Besides the general discussion on Railway Budget in Rajya Sabha, the government plans to take up the Whistle Blower Protection (Amendment) Bill, the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016, the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill 2016 and the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012.