The session will start from August 5. The government has 116 pending legislation, while the session is scheduled to last a mere 16 working days.
To get the approval for the two ordinances (food security, SEBI amendments) and also to pass the long-pending land acquisition bill, insurance, pension fund and direct taxes code bills.
The Opposition has already moved more than 300 notices for debates on a range of issues. This includes debate on the overall FDI policy of the government, the autonomy of the CBI, children’s death due to mid-day meal and Uttarakhand flood management.
The Opposition still has a chance to seek a vote on the amendment of the FEMA regulations related to the entry to FDI in multi-brand retail.
While the UPA is confident of the support of Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) and estranged ally DMK on the food security ordinance, the Opposition parties are keen to use the FDI to isolate the government.