RS prorogued, stage set for reissuing ordinance

Updated - November 16, 2021 05:30 pm IST

Published - March 29, 2015 03:27 am IST - NEW DELHI

The decks have been cleared for re-promulgation of the contentious Land Acquisition Ordinance with the Rajya Sabha’s Budget Session being prorogued on Saturday.

A statement by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat said President Pranab Mukherjee had prorogued the 234th session of the Rajya Sabha, which means cutting short the Budget Session of the Upper House which had gone into recess from March 20 and would have met again on April 20.

The session was to conclude on May 8 but with the Rajya Sabha getting prorogued, the session has ended for the House.

The Cabinet can now recommend to the President reissuance of the land ordinance, which is due to lapse on April 5. The Bill on land acquisition was passed by the Lok Sabha during the first half of the Budget Session with some amendments but was blocked by the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, where the government falls short of numbers.

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