Budget Session prorogued
The Budget Session of Parliament which was adjourned sine die yesterday was prorogued on Thursday.
Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha secretariats came out with separate notifications saying the President has prorogued the two Houses. The session had seen <g data-gr-id="20">passage</g> of record official business in recent <g data-gr-id="21">years</g> but the government failed to ensure passage of the controversial Land Acquisition Bill as also key reform measure of GST amid stiff resistance from Opposition.
With the session getting prorogued, decks are clear for the re-promulgation of the land ordinance. It was promulgated in December and later re-promulgated carrying the 10 official amendments cleared by the Lok Sabha during the Budget session.
The Rajya Sabha was prorogued during the recess period to enable government bring out the ordinance. The land bill has been referred to a Joint Committee of Parliament which has been asked to give its report on day one of Monsoon session. The government was forced to refer the issue to the joint panel as it lacks numbers in RS.