New Delhi, Dec 05,2019: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, who came out of Tihar jail after being granted bail in the INX Media money laundering case, reached Parliament on Thursday to attend the Upper House’s proceedings. Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram had confirmed on Wednesday that the former finance minister will be attending the parliament proceedings, Yahoo reported.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will table The Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in the Lok Sabha, while Rajya Sabha will discuss The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, tabled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Earlier on Wednesday, soaring onion prices rocked the parliament proceedings. Congress had attacked the government over high onion prices and accused the BJP members of creating a ruckus in order to prevent a discussion on the important issue. The finance minister told Lok Sabha that the government was trying to mitigate the onion crisis by implementing several measures.
The Union Cabinet Wednesday cleared the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that aims to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Bill, however, grants an exemption to a large part of the North East region from the applicability of the proposed law
According to the Bill cleared by the Cabinet, states in the North East region that have Inner Line Permit (ILP) regime and tribal areas that have been notified under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution shall be out of the purview of the proposed Act.