Imphal, Feb 2,
BJP led NDA government has choked out all possibilities to make sure that the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 be passed at any cost even if it fails in the ongoing Budget Session of the Rajya Sabha, a highly placed source from the National Capital told this newspaper.
“Some media house or web portal are reporting speculative news saying that the CAB 2016 will not be tabled during the ongoing session and some reported that the CAB 2016 will be passed as supplementary Bill, but there is no such announcement made or neither such announcement had ever been followed in the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha”, a political analyst told Imphal Times when questioned about the credibility of the news report.
He further added that, as the President of India , in his address on the first day of the session has out rightly pointed the government intention to pass the Bill, possibility of tabling the Bill at any time during the session is high.
“Even though the BJP knew that they will be defeated in Rajya Sabha because of the number factor, they will tabled the Bill at any cost and may see if the opposition walk out as done in Lok Sabha”, he said and added that if the opposition walks out again the Bill will be an Act. But Opposition counters and voted against it there is no way that the Bill will get easy passage.
The withhold of the Bill in the Rajya Sabha does not worry the BJP as there is also another option to pass the Bill.
Source from the Rajya Sabha said that if there is differences between the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on the passing of a Bill, the President of India may summon a Joint Parliamentary Session under the provision of the Provisions of Constitution of India under Article 108.
In the Joint Parliamentary session, the BJP MPs number is higher and definitely they may pass it easily, a Political Analyst told Imphal Times.
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