In the monsoon session, the major Bills that need to be ratified at the earliest include the nuclear liability Bill, land acquisition amendment and rehabilitation Bill, Bills on foreign universities and capitation fee, a Bill on rating agencies and the womens reservation Bill. Additionally, there are also three ordinances that need to be replaced with legislative Actsone on the Medical Council of India, a second on enemy property, and a third on financial regulation that addresses the dispute between financial regulators Sebi and Irda, which was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Unfortunately, it isnt simply an agitating Opposition that stands in the way of important legislation being discussed and passed. On some proposed legislation, there isnt enough consensus within the ruling UPAthe Trinamul Congress is, for example, staunchly opposed to the land acquisition amendment Bill. On the womens reservation Bill, it isnt clear that the government has drummed up the requisite political consensus. One of the governments problems in getting legislation passed is the lack of a majority in the Rajya Sabha. Unfortunately, the UPA hasnt been at its best reaching out to opposition parties to try and get at least some important legislation passed. It is time for the UPA to shape up its floor management. And for the sake of its own credibility, the Opposition must allow parliamentary business to be conducted.