BJP in its letter to the secretary mentioned rule 302 stating, "The committee shall consist of twenty members. They shall be elected by the house from amongst its members according to the principle of proportional representation by means of a single transferable vote in accordance with the directions framed on this behalf by the speaker. The term of the office of a member of the committee shall be one year, but any member shall be eligible for re-election."
The development comes a couple of days after eight legislators of the BJP resigned as heads of various assembly panels in West Bengal to protest MLA Mukul Roy’s appointment as the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee. Suvendu Adhikari back then had objected to Roy’s elevation, citing that he recently crossed over to the ruling Trinamool Congress after winning the polls on a BJP ticket, and cannot be considered a BJP legislator.
The Speaker had called me as a petitioner against Mukul Roy to enforce the anti-defection law," the BJP leader informed, the next hearing is scheduled to take place on July 30.
Speaking to the media, the Leader of Opposition, Suvendu Adhikari added that the BJP would catalyze the disqualification proceedings presently going on before Speaker of the House Biman Banerjee at the earliest.
In a massive setback to Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced that it will be moving the Calcutta High Court seeking his disqualification as a Member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly under the anti-defection law
@Thisguy915 Three of the bills seek to replace ordinances issued recently. These include - The Essential Defence Service Bill, 2021, The Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill, 2021 and The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2021. Once a session starts an ordinance has to be passed as a bill within 42 days or six weeks, else it lapses. The session will be held following social distancing
In the Monsoon session of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha has a heavy legislative agenda with the Union government listing 25 bills for consideration and passage. Apart from 17 new bills, the list includes 5 bills that will be tabled on the floor of the Upper House provided if they are cleared by the Lok Sabha. Some of the key legislation is the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill and The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill,
Earlier in 2019, the Bengal MP had wondered if the House was 'delivering pizzas or passing legislation', commenting on the speed with which bills have been passed in Parliament. "Parliament is supposed to scrutinize Bills. This chart explains the bulldozing this Session. Are we delivering pizzas or passing legislation?" he tweeted in July 2019.
@Thisguy915 Along with his tweet, he attached a graphic showing the steady decrease in number of bills being sent to Standing Committees in the last seven years. As per the data, the 14th Lok Sabha (UPA-1) had referred 60% of its bills to the Standing Committee while its successive Lok Sabha (UPA-1) had referred 71% of its bills. In contrast, the 16th Lok Sabha (Modi-1) and the current Lok Sabha (Modi-2) have referred only 25% and 11% of its bills for further scrutiny to a
@sheuli Ahead of the Parliament's monsoon session, Trinamool MP Derek O' Brein on Sunday urged the BJP government to not bulldoze legislation through Parliament. Stating that 'legislation is serious business', he urged the BJP government to not mock the Parliament. An all-party meeting has been scheduled later today. The Monsoon session will have 19 sittings in both Houses starting from July 19, with 25 bills in the pipeline.
In February, the ED conducted raids at the office of NewsClick in the Saidulajab area of the national capital. The central agency also conducted raids at the homes of its owner and Editor-in-Chief Prabir Purkayastha and Editor Pranjal in connection with alleged foreign funding received by the news organisation. According to its website, NewsClick (newsclick.in) is an “independent media
As per a report in the media, ED is probing into news portal Newsclick's financial dealing with one Neville Roy Singham - who allegedly is the key source of Rs 38 crore which Newsclick received between 2018 and 2021 from abroad. The news report alleged that Singham was associated with the propaganda arm of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and that most of the money received by the portal has been shown as 'export of services'.
The alleged flow of money to defame India to these hands by a portal that claims to be a news portal becomes more problematic given that the present allegation includes that the funders of the said portal have a Chinese connection. This if proven begs the question of whether Chinese money was pumped into a portal that in turn handed out monetary inducements to amplify a crafted anti-India agenda.
@sheuli Revealing more details of 'Newsclick's operations', Patra added, "Newsclick is said to be a normal portal. But they accepted 9.59 crores of foreign funding. 2 companies infused money in this company. While Rs 10 per share is what is its original value, it was inflated just to look that it was an authentic destination for FDI. Newsclick received money from several other websites too".
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