Parliament Session: BJP issues whip to party MPs mandating presence

New Delhi: The BJP has issued a whip to its Rajya Sabha MPs to be present in the House when two crucial Bills come up for passage on Tuesday, despite stiff opposition from the opposition.

"Law Minister Kiren Rijiju to move that the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021, Bill further to amend the Representation of the People Act, 1950 and the Representation of the People Act, 1951, as passed by Lok Sabha, be taken into consideration, and also that the Bill be passed." The Rajya Sabha Bulletin also stated that the House will take up and return the Appropriation (No.5) Bill, 2021 for consideration.

"Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will move that the Bill to authorise payment and appropriation of certain additional sums from and out of the Consolidated Fund of India for the fiscal year 2021-2022, as passed by the Lok Sabha, be considered. To also request that the Bill be returned, "According to the bulletin. Because the Appropriation Bill is a spending bill, the government wishes to pass it.

The Lok Sabha passed the 'Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021' on Monday, despite opposition parties' protests. The Bill intends to connect electoral rolls to the Aadhaar ecosystem. This will allow electoral registration officers to request the Aadhaar number of people wishing to register as voters in order to establish their identity.

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