The ruling BJP gave a new twist on the private member’s Bill that was moved by Dr KVP Ramachandra Rao on according special status to Andhra Pradesh.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley said, Private bill cannot be taken up for voting in Rajya Sabha as the bill is a money bill .If members want discussion on Andhra and what we have to do for state, we are open for discussion. Govt will respond.
As far as bills are concerned, whether it’s private or Govt there are certain constraints in the Constitution.Powers of both the Houses cannot be redefined merely by jumping into the well.
While the Uproar in Rajya Sabha continued as Congress pressed for taking up of private member’s Bill, till the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till tomorrow.