Parliament Today Live News Updates: TMC MP Derek O’Brien, meanwhile, said his party MPs have rushed to the capital to prevent the “bulldozing” of bill that seeks to offer more power to the Delhi elected official , in Rajya Sabha.
Parliament Live Updates: BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday said it’s impossible to bring petrol and diesel under the GST regime for subsequent eight to 10 years because it would cause an annual revenue loss of Rs 2 lakh crore to all or any states.
Centre and states collectively collect over Rs 5 lakh crore tax on petroleum products, Modi told the Rajya Sabha while participating during a discussion on the Finance Bill 2021.
Meanwhile, TMC MP Derek O’Brien said his party MPs have rushed to the capital to prevent the “bulldozing” of bill that seeks to offer more power to the Delhi elected official , in Rajya Sabha.
“Two days to travel for elections in five States. Yet Trinamool’s Rajya Sabha MPs air dash to Delhi to prevent bulldozing of #GNCT Bill that disempowers an elected Delhi government. Another knife into the guts of democracy, the Constitution and Parliament. Worse still, Home Minister electioneering, not piloting Bill. Cruel irony,” he tweeted.
O’Brien had on Tuesday written to Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, requesting him to postpone the consideration and spending of the bill in sight of the absence of TMC members within the Upper House thanks to the West Bengal assembly polls.
AAP MP Sanjay Singh had earlier said the govt of NCT of Delhi (Amendment) Bill is unconstitutional and must not be allowed to be presented in House. “Central govt is susceptible to bring a Constitutional Amendment Bill in House before making any amendment to constitution. I gave a notice in Rajya Sabha yesterday that this (GNCTD Amendment) Bill is unconstitutional & mustn’t be allowed to be presented in House,” he said.
The GNCTD (Amendment) Bill that seeks to reinforce the powers of Delhi’s elected official (L-G) are going to be discussed in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Shortly after Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy introduced the Bill in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, the House was adjourned amid protests by the Opposition..
The Bill seeks to amend the govt of NCT of Delhi (NCTD) Act, 1991, which was enacted to “supplement provisions of the Constitution concerning the legislature and a Council of Ministers for the capital Territory of Delhi”.
Meanwhile, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri will make a press release in Rajya Sabha regarding the status of implementation of recommendations/observations contained within the 100 and Fiftieth Report of the Department-related Parliamentary committee on Commerce on “Export of Organic Products : Challenges and Opportunities”.
In Lok Sabha, MoS Jitendra Singh will make a press release regarding the status of implementation of the recommendations/observations on Demands for Grants (2020-21) concerning the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region.