Positive signals from Opposition for passage of bills: Venkaiah Naidu

The Minister said as many as 18 Bills are pending for clearance in Rajya Sabha as on Sunday.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Published: December 20, 2015 4:20 pm
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The government has got positive signals from the opposition regarding passage of some important Bills in Rajya Sabha during the ongoing session, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday.

“I think from Monday onwards Parliament will run (properly). As far as Lok Sabha is concerned, it is going on well. Rajya Sabha (proceedings) will also go on.

“(We have) got some indications (from the opposition parties). Congress also said they will extend support for passage of some Bills. We got positive signals (from the opposition). We are also keen to pass them,” Naidu told reporters at a press conference.

The Minister said, “We hope that GST Bill and Real Estate Bill and other Bills, if they support, will benefit the nation. If you have any objections with regard to Bills, please discuss in the Parliament. But don’t stall the proceedings.”

Naidu appealed to the main opposition Congress party to cooperate in passing of the important Bills.

“Our appeal to the opposition, mainly to Congress, is that these bills are your bills (proposed during your regime) only. Please support these bills. We can do a lot in the remaining three days (of Parliament session),” he said.

The Minister said as many as 18 Bills are pending for clearance in Rajya Sabha as on Sunday.

Hitting out at Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Naidu said their party is playing “politics of vendetta”.

Ridiculing the agitation programmes undertaken by Congress party workers yesterday in support of their leaders who appeared before a court in Delhi in connection with the National Herald case, the minister said the leaders should set examples and standards in public life with their acts.

“If somebody is celebrating sense of victory against us, it is an awkward victory,” he said referring to the celebration made after Sonia and Rahul got bail from court in connection with the National Herald case.

Referring to the allegations of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Naidu said the allegations are highly motivated to divert people’s attention from the “serious cases” against AAP government.

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  1. D
    Dec 20, 2015 at 1:41 pm
    It has to be right to kick out congress from politics – unbearable cancer and pain, Country needs to give support to strengthen MODI and it is about time BJP stop coming in his way and shut him up I am for Modi wish AK was in his sense ant not insane after getting little power as CM on Delhi because of congresses corrupt and gazumping atudes
    1. S
      Dec 20, 2015 at 4:42 pm
      Congress is doing disservice to the nation by disruption of parliament proceedings. We did not elect MPs for this we elected them for ping important bills that benefit people .Of couse they can follow proper process if they have any reservations against the bill and create meaningful debate. But ultimately they should remember that they are elected to serve people not their party intests only.
      1. M
        Dec 20, 2015 at 1:06 pm
        It is because some of us readers raised the issue of stoppage of pay and perks to the rebelling indisciplined MPs of rajya sabha and TIMES NOW too took up the issue in debate of everyday! THOSE ANTI PEOPLE MPS HAVE SENSED SOME WRONG FOR THEMSELVES! MOREOVER THE VOTERS WILL THROW THEM OUT!
        1. M
          Dec 21, 2015 at 10:51 am
          This Italian like Poolan Devi. Even Poolan Devi had some good heart at times, but this demon is full of venom. How can her son be? he is in fact going to be worse than this demon. Both of them are taking 1.30 billion people for a BIG RIDE.
          1. R
            Radhakrishnan Radhakrishnan
            Dec 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm
            First let them p gst bill if they r interested in country's Development and then all other bills.
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