Top News:

What did Budget 2016 session achieve? From Aadhar Bill, Rahul Gandhi, to Real Estate Bill, top 10 things to know

Thu March 17 2016, 3:50 pm
  • Aadhaar Bill, Real Estate Bill, Aadhaar Bill 2016, Real Estate Bill 2016, Aadhaar Bill facts, Real Estate Bill facts, what is Aadhaar Bill, what is Real Estate Bill, Aadhaar Bill, Aadhaar Bill budget 2016, Real Estate Bill budget 2016

    Budget 2016: The first half of budget session of parliament saw sharp political exchanges between the Narendra Modi government and opposition on a range of issues but it also witnessed passage of some crucial legislations including the the Aadhaar Bill and Real Estate Bill. Here are the top 10 things to know that happened during the Budget 2016 session: (PTI)

  • Aadhaar Bill, Real Estate Bill, Aadhaar Bill 2016, Real Estate Bill 2016, Aadhaar Bill facts, Real Estate Bill facts, what is Aadhaar Bill, what is Real Estate Bill, Aadhaar Bill, Aadhaar Bill budget 2016, Real Estate Bill budget 2016

    1. The Budget 2016 session, which began on February 23 with the address by President Pranab Mukherjee to the joint sitting of two houses, saw the government face some embarrassments in the Rajya Sabha where it lacks majority. The first half of session saw few adjournments though opposition and treasury benches sought to score against each other. The monsoon session and winter session had seen repeated adjournments by the opposition on a range of issues and very little business being transacted. (PTI)

  • Aadhaar Bill, Real Estate Bill, Aadhaar Bill 2016, Real Estate Bill 2016, Aadhaar Bill facts, Real Estate Bill facts, what is Aadhaar Bill, what is Real Estate Bill, Aadhaar Bill, Aadhaar Bill budget 2016, Real Estate Bill budget 2016

    2. Budget 2016: The amendments suggested by Rajya Sabha to Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016, were rejected by Lok Sabha, which also cleared the bill. Rajya Sabha has limited powers with respect to money bills but the opposition may have tried to score a political point. The Lok Sabha on Wednesday also passed the Mines and Mineral (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2016. (Reuters)

  • Aadhaar Bill, Real Estate Bill, Aadhaar Bill 2016, Real Estate Bill 2016, Aadhaar Bill facts, Real Estate Bill facts, what is Aadhaar Bill, what is Real Estate Bill, Aadhaar Bill, Aadhaar Bill budget 2016, Real Estate Bill budget 2016

    3. Budget 2016: Members cutting across party lines backed the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2016 with Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu terming it "historic" and asserting that the new law will help bring down property prices. (PTI)

  • Aadhaar Bill, Real Estate Bill, Aadhaar Bill 2016, Real Estate Bill 2016, Aadhaar Bill facts, Real Estate Bill facts, what is Aadhaar Bill, what is Real Estate Bill, Aadhaar Bill, Aadhaar Bill budget 2016, Real Estate Bill budget 2016

    4. Budget 2016: The government was not able to take up the Goods and Services Tax bill, pending in the Rajya Sabha, during the period and is expected to make a renewed push for its passage in the second half of the session, which begins on April 25 and will continue till May 13. (Reuters)

  • Aadhaar Bill, Real Estate Bill, Aadhaar Bill 2016, Real Estate Bill 2016, Aadhaar Bill facts, Real Estate Bill facts, what is Aadhaar Bill, what is Real Estate Bill, Aadhaar Bill, Aadhaar Bill budget 2016, Real Estate Bill budget 2016

    5. Budget 2016: According to PRS Legislative, which tracks work of parliament, Lok Sabha functioned for 120 percent of its scheduled time while Rajya Sabha functioned for 97 percent of its scheduled time during the first half of session. Question Hour in Lok Sabha has worked for 87 percent of the scheduled time, while in Rajya Sabha it has worked for 85 percent of its scheduled time, it said. (PTI)

  • Aadhaar Bill, Real Estate Bill, Aadhaar Bill 2016, Real Estate Bill 2016, Aadhaar Bill facts, Real Estate Bill facts, what is Aadhaar Bill, what is Real Estate Bill, Aadhaar Bill, Aadhaar Bill budget 2016, Real Estate Bill budget 2016

    6. Budget 2016: "During the Session, both houses on a number of occasions sat beyond scheduled time. Key bills were taken up, alongside general discussion on the budgets. While financial business is the focus of a budget session, discussion on important issues like situation in central universities and Aircel-Maxis controversy also took place," said Trina Roy of PRS Legislative Research. (Reuters)

  • BJP, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Budget 2016, Union Budget 2016, rural sector, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Arun Jaitley, BJP vs Congress

    Briefing on the resolution, Union Minister Ananth Kumar and party General Secretary Bhupender Yadav said the budget was dedicated to the rural poor, farmers, and weaker sections.

  • Aadhaar Bill, Real Estate Bill, Aadhaar Bill 2016, Real Estate Bill 2016, Aadhaar Bill facts, Real Estate Bill facts, what is Aadhaar Bill, what is Real Estate Bill, Aadhaar Bill, Aadhaar Bill budget 2016, Real Estate Bill budget 2016

    8. Budget 2016: While the opposition sought to target the government over the controversies surrounding its actions concerning the Jawaharlal Nehru University and Hyderabad University, the government hit out at Congress over the "flip-flop" in the affidavits filed on the Ishrat Jahan encounter case during the United Progressive Alliance government. (PTI)

  • Aadhaar Bill, Real Estate Bill, Aadhaar Bill 2016, Real Estate Bill 2016, Aadhaar Bill facts, Real Estate Bill facts, what is Aadhaar Bill, what is Real Estate Bill, Aadhaar Bill, Aadhaar Bill budget 2016, Real Estate Bill budget 2016

    9. Budget 2016: The opposition succeeded in getting an amendment adopted in the Rajya Sabha to the motion of thanks to the president's address despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to adopt it unanimously. On Wednesday, the house recommended five amendments to the Aadhar bill, which was brought as money bill by the government. (Reuters)

  • Aadhaar Bill, Real Estate Bill, Aadhaar Bill 2016, Real Estate Bill 2016, Aadhaar Bill facts, Real Estate Bill facts, what is Aadhaar Bill, what is Real Estate Bill, Aadhaar Bill, Aadhaar Bill budget 2016, Real Estate Bill budget 2016

    10. Budget 2016: The debate on motion of thanks to the president's address saw Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi taking potshots on Modi and the prime minister hitting back in his reply. The Lok Sabha also took up discussion on the terror attack on the Pathankot airbase. The session also saw BJP, Congress and CPI-M members attack the Trinamool Congress over a sting operation allegedly showing several of its leaders taking "bribes". The matter has been referred to the ethics panel by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. The controversy stuck the West Bengal's ruling Trinamool weeks before the assembly polls in the state. The ethics committee also served notice on Rahul Gandhi, asking if he had ever declared himself a British citizen. (PTI/Reuters)

  1. No Comments.

ANALYSIS / EXPERT COMMENTS

Go to Top