The second half of the Budget Session of Parliament, which began on Monday, is likely to be a stormy affair as the Narendra Modi government is aiming to push the controversial land acquisition ordinance in the Lok Sabha and the Congress-led Opposition is bent on scuttling the move.
On the eve of resumption of Budget Session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today voiced hope that it would be full of "outcomes", noting that the productivity of Parliament has "reached 125 per cent" since his government came to power.
To counter the Narendra Modi government's amended Land Acquisition Bill, the Congress party on Saturday launched a bilingual website named 'Zameen Wapsi' (http://zameenwapsi.com) that will provide misinformation on Land Bill.
Child rights activist and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi today demanded the government to ensure a complete ban on child labour up to the age of 14, saying that the Child Labour Bill should be tabled and passed during the second half of the Budget session in Parliament.
Keeping an eye on next year's Assembly polls, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has offered a slew of sops for the fishermen community as well as the manufacturing sector, and proposed no new taxes in the Rs 4,616 crore deficit Budget for FY16.