Triple Talaq And Citizenship Bills Lapse As Rajya Sabha Adjourned Sine Die 
Triple Talaq And Citizenship Bills Lapse As Rajya Sabha Adjourned Sine Die (A.Savin/Wikimedia Commons)

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 have lapsed as the Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die on Wednesday (13 February), reports Money Control.

According to the report, both the bills were earlier passed by the lower house and were set to be lapsed if not cleared by the Rajya Sabha today (13 February), which is the last sitting of the sixteenth session of the Lok Sabha.

Earlier, a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report containing details of the Rafale deal was tabled in the Rajya Sabha but was not taken up for discussion due to sine die adjournment of the house, reports Indian Express.

In the report, it was disclosed that the deal of 36 Rafale aircraft by the Modi government was 2.86 per cent cheaper than the one by the previous Congress-led United Progressive Alliance one.

The session was adjourned after the upper house of parliament passed the motion of thanks on the President’s address, the interim budget and the finance bill without debate.

As per the IE report, Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu expressed dismay at the lack of business transacted this session.

Meanwhile, a list of bills are to be discussed in Lok Sabha, including the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019, the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2018, and the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018.

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