NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi-led NDA Government on Monday, the first day of Parliament’s Budget session, was cornered by the Opposition demanding an end to the Ordinance Raj.
Immediately after obituary references, Trinamool Congress MP Sultan Ahmed demanded that the government should put an end to the Ordinance raj.
“Since the PM is in the House, this issue should be taken seriously,” Ahmed said.
Copies of six Ordinances that were promulgated recently were laid in the Lok Sabha by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy.
As Rudy laid the copies, Trinamool Congress MPs raised slogans demanding an end to the Ordinance raj. The Ordinances, the copies of which were submitted in the LS, include Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Second Ordinance-2014 and the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2014, promulgated by the President on December 26, 2014, the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Ordinance, 2014, promulgated by the President on December 31, 2014, the Citizenship (amendment) ordinance, 2015, promulgated by the President on January 6, 2015, the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) ordinance, 2015, promulgated on January 12.
Earlier, when the Lok Sabha assembled after President Pranab Mukherjee’s address to both the Houses, the PM reached out to the Opposition and greeted the members of the TMC, BJD, SP and the Congress.
He shook hands with NDA members and later walked to the Opposition benches greeting BJD’s Bhatruhari Mahtab, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, JD(S) leader Devegowda, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Congress leader in the Lower House Mallikarjun Kharge.