LAND BILL PLACED BEFORE LOK SABHA


LAND BILL PLACED BEFORE LOK SABHA

enclave_exchange-webStar Online Report

The long-pending land swapping bill has been placed before the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian parliament, for passage, a day after it was endorsed by the Rajya Sabha.

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today placed the constitution amendment bill on Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) with Bangladesh which is expected to pave the way for permanent settlement of decades-old boundary disputes.

Discussion on the bill was going on till 4:20pm (Bangladesh time) when the report was filed.

If passed by Lok Sabha today, it will also have to be okayed by legislatures of the states concerned — West Bengal, Meghalaya, Tripura and Assam.

Once the Lok Sabha passes the bill to complete the seal of approval by both Houses of parliament, the green signal from the states’ legislatures is a mere formality.

After discussions over the contentious issues for months, the Indian cabinet approved the constitution amendment bill yesterday.

The bill has to be passed in lower house by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members of that House.

And it will require ratification by at least half of the members of the state legislatures of West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya before it comes into effect.

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MAY 07, 2015

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