On behalf of opposition, Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said: “I want an assurance from the Finance Minister. This is far too important legislation which will last for the next 100 years. Not to hide behind any technical arguments, I want an assurance from the Leader of the House, the hon. Finance Minister, my good friend and fellow lawyer that when that Bill is brought, it will be brought as a Financial Bill and not as a Money Bill. Therefore, both the Houses will debate on both. Too many Bills have swept through the cracks as Money Bill. It has been challenged in the Supreme Court by one of our distinguished colleagues here and let us see what the outcome is. But this is far too transformative, far too revolutionary a legislation that one House will vote and the other House will speak. I think, both the Houses must debate it. Both the Houses must be allowed to vote and this is something within the power of the Government to say, ‘yes, we will introduce the CGST … [Read more...] about Rajya Sabha passes Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill
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Law Minister Sadananda Gowda had introduced the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Bill, 2015 and wanted the Chairperson to take it up together with the pending Delhi High Court (Amendment) Bill, 2014 which was deferred last week. … [Read more...] about Two Senior Lawyers arguing in Rajya Sabha : Can two bills be taken up together for discussion?
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad then proposed that the government was open to discussions on the bill and to any additions that the opposition may want in the bill. He asserted that the issue involves the lives of thousands of women and should not be subjected to politics. He also stressed that the Bill was not against any particular community. … [Read more...] about Triple Talaq Bill: Discussion In Rajya Sabha Stalled Amid Opposition Demands For Reference To Select Committee
CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury also expressed disapproval over the move and said, “It is not a money bill. The whole Rajya Sabha has taken that position. The position is that you cannot decide on money bills according to your own whims and fancies. My personal view is there is one clause in the Constitution, which stipulates that in the case of a dispute over a money bill, the ruling of the Speaker is final and binding. That clause is what is being misused today. So, personally in my opinion that clause should go from the Constitution…You find another adjudicating authority because the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, unlike the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, is one of the elected members of Parliament. Elected on the ticket of one particular political party. And if that political party forms the government then you will always have such predicaments.” … [Read more...] about New Aadhaar Bill introduced as money bill in Lok Sabha [Read the Bill]
Also, it has been the case that the bench of Justice P. Sathasivam and B.S. Chauhan gave the former Gujarat Minister and BJP leader, Amit Shah, relief from arrest by quashing the second First Information Report filed on the fake encounter killing of TulsiramPrajapati. The same bench on another occasion had expunged its two controversial observations in its judgement on the killing of Australian missionary Graham Staines. … [Read more...] about Despite oppositions, Justice Sathasivam appointed as Kerala Governor