Lok Sabha clears Bill to repeal 90 Amendment Acts


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.


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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