As Telangana becomes the 29th state on June 2, government on Thursday promulgated an ordinance merging some villages and mandals of Telangana into Seemandhra in a bid to deal with resettlement and rehabilitation of those displaced by Polavaram power project.
Congress today attacked BJP over the "urgency" in bringing an ordinance for the appointment of former TRAI Chairman Nripendra Misra as the Prime Minister`s Principal Secretary, saying the move smacks of "impropriety".
The government is not bypassing Parliament on the issue of bringing a set of anti-graft ordinances but continuous disruption of proceedings led to exploring the Ordinance route, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said.
Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) on Friday opposed any move by the government to bring an ordinance to safeguard the rights of people with disabilities saying it fails on standards set by the United Nations on the issue.
Expressing concern over growing tendency of some states to enact controversial legislations through ordinance route, President Pranab Mukherjee said the instruments should be normally promulgated only in the event of immediate need.
Days after his public criticism of the government over ordinance on convicted lawmakers, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday sought to mollify Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying he is "my guru" and "a man with good intent".