(Photo: Mint)
(Photo: Mint)

Govt tables 10 ordinances in 249th session of Rajya Sabha

  • Jammu and Kashmir (Reservation) Ordinance was tabled in the Rajya Sabha
  • V Muraleedharan tabled 10 Ordinances in the Rajya Sabha today

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha began the budget session of Parliament with a slew of ordinances tabled before it.

While the Upper House saw full attendance from the newly-elected National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, the opposition benches had prominent absentees such as senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram.

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the cabinet to the House, minister of state for parliamentary affairs V. Muraleedharan tabled 10 ordinances in the Rajya Sabha, which were previously awaiting passage in the Upper House.

The government will also introduce a fresh triple talaq Bill in the Lok Sabha, after the Union cabinet’s approval earlier this month. The new Bill, if passed in the Lower House, will then be brought to the Raj Sabha where it will replace an ordinance that was tabled on Thursday.

The Jammu and Kashmir (Reservation) Ordinance was also tabled in the Rajya Sabha. The ordinance paves the way for bringing people living along the International Border on a par with those living under the Actual Line of Control.