Pranab Mukherjee: ‘Don’t Do It Again’, As Centre Skips Cabinet On Ordinance


NEW DELHI:  President Pranab Mukherjee has signed an ordinance for the fourth time on Sunday. It was signed to amend a law that the government could not able to pass in parliament.

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The sources revealed that he is unhappy as it was directly sent to him instead of being given to the union cabinet.
In his note, President Mukherjee had alleged Modi government that “he was signing the ordinance in the interest of public good, but warned that the cabinet must not be bypassed ever again.  This is the first time since Independence that an ordinance has been sent to the President without the cabinet first clearing it.”

Rule 12 of business and transactions was used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to send the ordinance to the President. The ordinance amends the Enemy Property Act, a 48-year-old law to guard against claims of succession or transfer of properties left by people who migrated to Pakistan or China after wars.

This year, the bill was passed by Lok Sabha to revise the act  but opposition parties want the bill to be passed in  the Rajya Sabha.

At the point when government had last sent the mandate for the President's mark, he had questioned, taking note of that an official request was being issued in spite of parliament being in session for more than three months. That was in May this year, soon after the spending session of parliament had finished.

This Sunday, the ordinance slips as the government was in hurry. With numerous days of the current month's short budget session lost to other government charges, the administration was not able acquire the bill parliament.

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