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Lok Sabha clears Bill to repeal 90 Amendment Acts

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The Lok Sabha on Monday cleared The Repealing and Amending (Second) Bill, 2014, to remove 90 redundant Amendment Acts from the statute book despite a demand from the Congress and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) to refer the draft legislation to a Parliamentary Standing Committee.

Though not opposed to repealing these Amendment Acts, the Congress and CPI(M) members said that since the Standing Committee was already looking into a similar Bill to repeal several other obsolete laws, this draft legislation, too, should be referred to it.

Objection

A. Sampath (CPI-M), who is a member of that very Standing Committee, said: “I cannot agree with this because I have to uphold the dignity of the House and the rights of the members on both sides.”

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