Parliament Adjournment Motion notice in LS over protests against Citizenship Bill

NEW DELHI:Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will introduce the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019, that aims to remove certain difficulties being faced during the insolvency resolution process, in Lok Sabha on Thursday. The proposed bill to make amendments in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (code) was cleared by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Earlier on Wednesday, the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was cleared by the Rajya Sabha with a 125-99 margin. The nearly eight-hour fiery debate saw the Opposition opposing the controversial Bill on several grounds. The Congress, which led the charge, focused largely on Constitutional aspects. The Trinamool Congress focused more on West Bengal linking CAB with the NRC while the DMK raised the issue of the exclusion of Sri Lankan Tamils from the Bill.

The Shiv Sena, which had supported the Bill in Lok Sabha changed its stance and its three members walked out before voting. Given its hard Hindutva background, the party could not have opposed the Bill and its tactical walkout ensured that it does not ruffle the feathers of its newfound allies NCP and the Congress in Maharashtra.