Ordinance on convicted lawmakers: Cabinet to meet October 02

The Union Cabinet may meet on October 02 to decide the fate of the ordinance on convicted lawmakers.

Updated: Sep 29, 2013, 20:50 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet may meet on October 02 to decide the fate of the ordinance on convicted lawmakers after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi termed it as `nonsense`, as per reports.

Rahul Gandhi had said on September 27 that the ordinance should be torn and thrown away and that what his government had done was `wrong`. The Congress VP had made these comments even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was away in United Sates to meet Barack Obama and address the UN General Assembly in New York.

Rahul`s statement has reportedly left his party and the government in a fix and speculations are rife that the controversial ordinance, which has been widely criticised, may be withdrawn.
After the Congress VP`s comments, many senior leaders said that the stand taken by Rahul was right and that what he had said was the party`s line now.