November 9, 2009 4:03:51 am
Disruption of Question Hour may be a common occurrence in Parliament,but Congress Lok Sabha MP L Rajagopal has given a notice for moving a Private Member’s Bill in the House to check people seeking to do so.
The motion,Disentitlement of Daily Allowance to Members and Termination of Membership Bill,is listed in the agenda for the upcoming session,scheduled to begin from November 19. Rajagopal represents the Vijayawada constituency of Andhra Pradesh. Though a Private Member’s Bill with such sweeping implications does not normally stand much of a chance for acceptance by the House,the move does reflect an undercurrent of disapproval of disruptions among parliamentarians.
BJD member Baijayant Panda has sought to arm telephone users with a legal cover against unsolicited calls. The notice for the Prevention of Unsolicited Telephonic Calls and Protection of Privacy Bill figures in the next session’s agenda. He has lined up another motion too–the Persons Affected by Naxalite Terrorism (Relief and Rehabilitation) Bill.
The 20 bills which have made it to the agenda through the ballot held on Thursday range from the prevention of cruelty to animals and ban on cow slaughter to compulsory voting and old age pension.
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