Empowering state legislatures to determine a number of capitals in a state’s territory, strengthening the tenth schedule of the Structure, discouraging horse-trading, penalising threats to ladies on social media — these have been among the many a number of Personal Member’s Payments that have been launched in Rajya Sabha on Friday.
V Vijayasai Reddy of the YSRCP launched the Structure (Modification) Invoice, 2022 (insertion of recent article 3A) to offer state legislatures with express legislative competence to determine a number of capitals inside their territory. His get together’s authorities had plans to develop three capitals for Andhra Pradesh.
The Andhra Pradesh Meeting had handed Payments in 2020 to determine Visakhapatnam as the chief capital of the state and Amaravati and Kurnool because the legislative and judicial capitals. Final yr, the federal government repealed the 2 legal guidelines, with Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy promising to introduce a “higher” and “complete” Invoice after plugging loopholes within the earlier model.
The AAP’s Raghav Chadha launched a Invoice in search of to amend articles 102 and 191 of the Structure to make it extra stringent by including a provision which ends up in an additional disqualification of six years from the date a member is disqualified beneath the tenth Schedule (anti-defection legislation).
“By way of the introduction of such a provision, the legislators who bask in horse buying and selling and dishonor the mandate of the voters shall be debarred from contesting a by-election and getting re-elected,” the assertion of objects and causes of the Invoice stated.
The Invoice additionally seeks introduction of a provision that states that if an MP or MLA fails to look inside seven days earlier than the Chairman or Speaker of the Home when their attendance is sought by the get together whip, it shall quantity to voluntarily giving up membership of the political get together in whose ticket they have been elected.
“As a consequence of ambiguous interpretation of voluntary giving up of membership, there was a steep enhance in circumstances of resort politics on the expense of the taxpayer. This provision lays down clear standards that may result in disqualification if an individual doesn’t reply to the discover of the Chairman/Speaker,” the Invoice stated.
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The TMC’s Derek O’Brien launched a Invoice to amend the Data Expertise (Modification) Invoice, 2022 to penalise threats to ladies on social media platforms.
The Invoice seeks imprisonment starting from three to 10 years and fines between Rs 50,000 and Rs 10 lakh for these discovered responsible of giving “risk of bodily violence towards a girl, her household or her property, risk of sexual assault, risk to disclose personal data together with, however not restricted to, her location, workplace and some other related element which can be utilized to hurt her bodily or mentally, risk to unfold false details about her, risk to query an individual’s citizenship or imputation of disloyalty to India, risk of false prosecution and abuse primarily based on faith, caste or sexuality.”
CPI MP Binoy Viswam launched a Invoice titled ‘The Bhagat Singh Nationwide City Employment Assure Invoice’ for the formulation of an city employment assure scheme aimed toward offering at the least 200 days of assured employment yearly to each family whose grownup members volunteer to do unskilled, semi-skilled or expert work.