New Delhi: With the Opposition giving the government a hard time in Parliament over the alleged forced conversion row, the fate of several crucial bills hangs in a limbo.
The government had planned to get key bills like Insurance Bill and GST Bill passed in the ongoing Winter Session. But with just three days left in the Winter session of Parliament there is hardly any hope that the government will be able to get the Bills passed.
The Opposition has cornered the government in the winter session over several issues, the latest being the row over alleged forced conversions in Agra. While opposition parties are hell bent on seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on the issue, the government is in no mood to relent and has clearly stated that it is ready for a discussion but the PM will not give a statement.
The government has criticised the Opposition for being a roadblock to reforms and pointed out that Bills have been passed in Lok Sabha where it has a majority. Opposition parties led by Congress, meanwhile, have accused the government in the Lower House of not following parliamentary conventions by pushing through Bills without following established procedures.
Several opposition parties have been accusing the government of bringing Bills as supplementary business, which does not allow them to study the proposed legislations.
Sources tell CNN-IBN government is looking at the ordinance option to pass some key bills after Winter Session ends on December 23. However, with repeated adjournments in Rajya Sabha, the Winter Session is probably heading towards a washout.