Rajya Sabha ruckus over Uttarakhand Bills continues

first_imgThe government expressed hope that the Finance Bill 2016-17 and the Uttarakhand Appropriation Bill would be passed in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday despite the Congress blocking the two legislations to protest the imposition of President’s rule in the hill state.”They assured to pass the finance bill yesterday…now they have assured to pass it tomorrow,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said after the Congress members did not let the Upper House to function. The NDA lacks numerical strength in the Rajya Sabha.The Finance Bill and the Uttarakhand Appropriation Bill have been passed by the Lok Sabha, where the NDA enjoys a brute majority.As both the bills are money bills, sources said even if they are not passed in the Upper House, they can be returned to the Lok Sabha and deemed as passed by both the Houses.Naidu said the central ordinance to provide funds to Uttarakhand under President’s rule would remain alive till the legislation is passed in Parliament and any administrative decisions taken under it would also remain out of question.The Congress has been blocking the Appropriation Bill as it believes that its passage would give parliamentary backing to the imposition of President’s rule in the hill state.The Congress has been opposing the President’s rule saying it was imposed just a day before the Harish Rawat government was set to prove its majority in the Assembly on March 28.The Centre’s invoking of Article 356 of the Constitution to dismiss the Rawat government based on its assessment that the controversial passage of the state Budget led to a constitutional crisis, has also angered the Congress, which sees it as the BJP desperation to dislodge an opposition government in the state.advertisementThe Upper House was repeatedly disrupted over Uttarakhand and Agusta issues and was finally adjourned till Wednesday.Deputy chairman PJ Kurien repeatedly urged the Opposition members to let the House take up the two financial bills but the Congress did not relent.Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi urged the chair to pass the two legislations with a voice vote on Wednesday if the Congress members continue with their protests.Leader of the Opposition in Upper House Ghulam Nabi Azad asked the Centre to apologise over the Uttarakhand issue. The Congress is also miffed over Prime Minister Narendra Modi naming party chief Sonia Gandhi in the AgustaWestland scam while campaigning in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It has also moved a privilege motion against the prime minister but it was not allowed.Also read:Uttarakhand trust vote had many firsts. Have a lookUttarakhand floor test over, Congress claims it has wonlast_img read more

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first_imgIrving, 26, is a 6-foot-1, 242-pound linebacker who has spent the last four seasons with the Denver Broncos, who made him a third-round pick out of North Carolina State in 2011.Irving started the first eight games of the 2014 season for the Broncos, registering 46 total tackles and one sack. He was a part-time player on Denver’s defense in his first three seasons in the league. Keim and the Cardinals haven’t been shy about wanting to upgrade the linebacker position — a spot decimated by numerous injuries and the season-long suspension to inside backer Daryl Washington.Stay tuned… Top Stories Comments   Share   During the NFL’s “legal tampering” period, reports circulated that the Arizona Cardinals would sign free agent linebacker Sean Weatherspoon of the Atlanta Falcons.That is expected to happen soon after the league year officially starts Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Phoenix time.But it looks like general manager Steve Keim isn’t stopping there when it comes to linebacker shopping.Nate Irving expected to visit Cardinals this week http://t.co/lZRjJ6Ny49— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 10, 2015 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling This came on the heels of a similar tweet from ESPN’s Josina Anderson.Source: #Cardinals have expressed preliminary interest in setting up a visit w/ LB Nate Irving. (cont) http://t.co/cE436GTQjf— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 10, 2015 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more