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Venkaiah Naidu suggests wider debate around lapsed Bills in Rajya Sabha

With triple talaq and 21 other bills lapsing, Rajya Sabha Chairman Naidu wants a rethink on rules governing lapsing of Bills

.M Venkaiah Naidu
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who is also the Rajya Sabha Chairman, on Friday suggested a wider debate about rules relating to lapsed Bills in the Upper House. Rajya Sabha being a continuous House, no Bill introduced in the Rajya Sabha ever lapses. Currently, the pendency in the Rajya Sabha stands at 33 Bills. Naidu said some of the Bills have been pending for decades. The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 1987, has been pending for 32 years. Three bills are pending for more than 20 years, six bills have been pending for 10-20 years, and 14 bills for 5-10 years, he ...