As it happened: On day 1, Rajya Sabha passes amendment to Land Acquisition Act

The Hindu, July 18, 2018

On day 1, the Rajya Sabha passed two Bills — The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2017 and State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017, while the Lok Sabha passed The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017.

The monsoon session of Parliament began on Wednesday with the government gearing to face a no-trust motion moved by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), a former ally of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

The second crucial challenge for the government would be the election of Deputy Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha as P.J. Kurien’s tenure has ended last month. While election was not mentioned in the first half of Monday’s session in the Upper House, all parties are keeping their cards close to their chests since the BJP doesn’t enjoy a majority in the House.

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