On the third day of the winter session of Parliament, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will table today a report on the President’s Rule in Maharashtra. The state was placed under President’s Rule on November 12 on Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyar’s Recommendation when BJP-Shiv Sena allies broke up. He will also present the report submitted by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
The BJP- Shiv Sena alliance failed to form a government due to Shiv Sena’s stance on Chief Minister’s Post and equal seats at Cabinet. The Cabinet recommended President Ram Nath Kovind to declare Article 356(1) of the Constitution on Maharashtra, which resulted in imposed president’s rule.
The report by Amit Shah will be presented today in the winter session of Rajya Sabha, on the same day Congress and NCP are set to meet to finalize the contours of their proposed alliance with the Shiv Sena.
The Rajya Sabha will also take up two crucial bills, who are up for further discussion — The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 introduced by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday. The bill aims at allowing ‘Altruistic Surrogacy’ and prohibiting Commercial Surrogacy but due to the disruptions in the proceedings of the winter session of Rajya Sabha, it remained inconclusive.
Second, The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019. The Bill aims to protect rights and welfare and other related rights to transgender persons and prohibits discrimination against them anyway.