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Naidu upset as parties yet to name MPs for committees

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jul 20, 2019, 2:12 am IST
Updated : Jul 20, 2019, 3:33 am IST

The MP pointed out that the government has now listed nine more bills in its list of business for the next week.

Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu (Photo PTI)
 Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu (Photo PTI)

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday expressed his unhappiness over political parties not nominating members for various Standing Committees and appealed to them to send names for the House panels at the earliest.

“I am sorry to say, in spite of the reminder now, some of the parties are yet to give names. I don’t want to name parties. It’s not my purpose also. I appeal to all political parties to give names at the earliest so that we can set up Standing Committees at the earliest,” the Chairman said.

The chairman’s response came in response to TMC leader Derek O’Brien’s statement that many bills are being not properly scrutinized by the Standing Committees and the government was bringing more and more bills for approval.

The MP pointed out that the government has now listed nine more bills in its list of business for the next week.

“The Standing Committees have not been formed.  Except the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, none of them have been scrutinised. Sir, my appeal through you to the government is that we have already passed bills without scrutiny. Nine more have been listed for the next week. That means 11 and 8, 19 bills going, passing legislation and no parliamentary scrutiny and there is no Standing Committee,” he added.

Mr Naidu took note of the point but added that it was not fair to say that bills are being passed without scrutiny.

“You people are sitting late till night and then going through each and every section of the bill and passing it,” the chairman said.

Among various bills in the government''s list of business for Rajya Sabha are Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, Code on Wages Bill, the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and a bill to amend the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi