BJD decides to support Insurance Bill

A. M. Jigeesh New Delhi | Updated on August 02, 2014 Published on August 02, 2014

The Government got a major boost here on Saturday as the Biju Janata Dal decided to support the Insurance Bill in both the Houses of Parliament.

"We will support Insurance (Amendment) Bill with the new amendments being moved by the Government," senior BJD leader Bhartruhari Mahtab told Business Line.

The BJD's announcement has cracked the unity of Opposition parties as claimed by the Congress against the Bill.

The BJD has seven members in the Rajya Sabha where the Bill will be taken up for discussion on Monday.

The BJP floor managers have been reaching out to non-Congress non-Left parties on the Bill. Eleven Opposition parties have demanded that the Bill should be sent to a select committee of the Upper House.

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Published on August 02, 2014
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