September 12, 2013
The UPA is clearly cheating the public, insulting the Parliament – Derek O`Brien, AITC MP and Chief Whip at Rajya Sabha
Derek O`Brien, AITC MP and Chief Whip at Rajya Sabha addressed a press conference at Trinamool Bhavan, spoke on advertisement released on Vendors Bill by UPA. The bill is not yet passed in the Parliament.
Excerpts from the speech:
“The Street Vendors Bill proposed by the UPA Government is still under active consideration in Rajya Sabha. But the UPA government has already released advertisements on the same, both in print and digital media.
A discussion on the bills is scheduled for during the Winter Session, members may suggest amendments. In spite of this fact there has been a media release with the pictures of the Prime Minister and UPA Chairperson in the advertisement.
It is mentioned in tiny font at the bottom of the advertisement `Union Cabinet approved the proposal on the Street Vendors Bill on 17th August 2012, the Bill is under the consideration of the Parliament.` The UPA is clearly cheating the public as well as insulting the Parliament.
Clause 108 in the Constitution states when a bill is under consideration it is the property of the parliament.
There has to be some moral and some ethics displayed by the UPA. This is unbelievable and shocking. “