Centre not serious on legislative matters: BJP

New Delhi, March 23 | Updated: Mar 24 2005, 05:30am hrs
The UPA governments decision to refer the Pension Fund Regulatory Authority Bill to the Standing Committee on Finance drew flak from BJP, which said that the government was not taking legislative matters with all seriousness.

Speaking to mediapersons, BJP spokesman VK Malhotra said, The government is taking a casual attitude towards the pension Bill. With the NDA being ready to support the Bill, referring the Bill to a standing committee shows inaction on the part of the government on legislative matters as the Ordinance will lapse on April 8.

Attacking the Left parties for providing support to the Patents Bill, he said that the Left was happy with little mercies, referring to the incorporating of amendments as suggested by them in the Bill. He said that the Bill still had a lot of grey areas.