Giving a fresh push to weed out archaic laws, Law Ministry will bring a new bill in Winter session of Parliament to repeal another 287 obsolete statutes even as it works overtime to ensure that 700 Appropriation Acts which have lost relevance are junked.
Terming weeding out archaic laws as a priority agenda for the government, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Tuesday said he would introduce a fresh bill in Winter Session of Parliament for repealing "hundreds" of obsolete statutes.
Admitting that India's roads were among the most dangerous anywhere, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari Monday said the government will introduce a "holistic" act to amend the Motor Vehicles Act in the Winter Session of Parliament.
Congress on Monday kept the government guessing on the Insurance Bill asking it to take on board all stakeholders and favouring the Select Committee route even as it insisted that the measure is its own "baby" and it is a "misnomer" that the party is opposed to it.
Opposition JVM(P) members riding a bullock cart to the Jharkhand Assembly porch to demonstrate that the government was `moving slowly` led to the suspension of six watch and ward staff for allowing the spectacle on Friday.
Two days ahead of schedule, the Winter Session of Parliament was wound up on Wednesday after a virtual washout with business being transacted only in the last two days, including passage of historic Lokpal Bill.
Expressing full support to the Lokpal issue, BJP dared the government to bring the bill with amendments unanimously adopted by the Rajya Sabha Select Committee and get it passed in the ongoing winter session of Parliament.
Amid reports that government may curtail the winter session of Parliament due to continuing disruptions, BJP today said it is against any such move as it wants crucial legislation like Lokpal Bill to be passed and corner the Congress-led UPA on issues of corruption.
People must vote against the ruling alliance at Centre led by Congress if it failed to pass the Jan Lokpal bill in the ongoing winter session of Parliament, social activist and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi said.
BSP MP Dhananjay Singh, arrested along with his wife in connection with the murder of their maid, was Tuesday denied interim bail for attending the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament by a Delhi court.