first_imgOn the Uttarakhand issue, the Centre has been maintainingOn the Uttarakhand issue, the Centre has been maintaining Congress government in the state was reduced to minority on March 18 when 35 MLAs in the Assembly voted against the Appropriation Bill and 32 in favour. These 35 MLAs included 27 of 27 the BJP and the rest were rebel Congress legislators. The CCPA had yesterday also recommended prorogation of Rajya Sabha to enable the government to issue an Ordinance on Enemy Property Act.The Cabinet today cleared the propasal for re-issuing the Ordinance.”We had passed an Enemy Property Ordinance, which was ratified by the Lok Sabha and, when it went to Rajya Sabha, it was referred to a Select Committee. The duration of this Ordinance is going to expire in the first week of April. Therefore that Ordinance has also been repromulgated till the receipt of the report of the Select Committee,” Prasad said.The Ordinance for amendments in the 48-year-old Enemy Property Act was promulgated on January 8 this year. The Bill to replace the Ordinance was passed by Lok Sabha on March 9 with the government overruling demands by some opposition parties that it be sent to the Standing Committee.However, it could not get Rajya Sabhas nod and the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016, was finally referred to a Select Committee.As per the Constitution, an ordinance lapses after 42 days from the day a session begins unless a Bill to replace it is cleared by Parliament. PTI AMR NAB SKlast_img