The Supreme Court Monday called for the Attorney General’s views on a PIL filed by Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, challenging the decision to treat Aadhaar Bill as a money bill.
Once the Lok Sabha passes a money Bill with or without amendments recommended by Rajya Sabha, it is deemed to have been passed by both the Houses.
The NGT had last week imposed an initial fine of Rs 5 crore on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s AOL for the damage being caused to the floodplains, but had allowed its World Culture Festival to go on as “fait accompli”.
Ramesh said he had checked the claim that the Juvenile Justice Bill of 1986 and African Development Bank Bill of 1983 had also been labelled money Bills and discovered that neither of them were money Bills.
The former Union minister is in Paris as part of an international parliamentary forum on climate change that holds a meeting every year alongside the annual climate conference.
That was the code name for the downward adjustment of the rupee in 1991 that kicked off economic reform.
While suggesting a graceful exit for leaders in the 70-plus category, the senior Congress leader emphasised that the transition process would be smooth and that Rahul will not treat seniors the way Modi treated his seniors in the party.
In a conversation with The Indian Express on Saturday, Ramesh suggested that the party needed to own up P V Narsimha Rao and his decisions of 1991.
Ramesh alleged that the move was an “insult to Parliament” as it was an attempt to bypass it by a government which “slept for seven long months” after coming to power”.
Since rules say that a privilege notice against an MP be considered by the House to which he belongs, Lok Sabha sent the matter to Rajya Sabha.
‘After a year, Modi government has become maximum arrogance, one-man government. It is a mirror image of the one-woman government in Bengal.’
He, however, made it clear that new faces will be brought in to rejuvenate the party’s state unit.
Ramesh has said the govt should take people into confidence and clear their doubts over important issues.
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