Legislation

61 crorepatis in Kerala Assembly

Nine newly elected members entering the Assembly now have assets exceeding Rs. 10 crores. As many as 61 of the 140 new members  are crorepatis.

Men and women in the AssemblyThomas Chandy (NCP,) who was elected from Kuttanad, tops the list with assets exceeding Rs. 92.37 crores. V. K. C. Mammed Koya (CPI-M), who won the election from Beypore comes second with assets of Rs. 30.42 crores. The third richest member is K. B. Ganesh Kumar (KC-B) whose net worth is of Rs. 22.21 crores.

Out of 140 MLAs, eight (6%) MLAs are women. In 2011, there were only seven (5%) women in the Assembly.

Persons with criminal background have majority in Assembly

Assembly gatesThe number of members with criminal background will be increasing in the Kerala Assembly.

As many as 87 of the newly-elected members have criminal cases against them. The cases against 27 of them are of serious nature such as those related to murder, attempt to murder and kidnapping.

Aadhar Bill passed in Lok Sabha

Aadhaar logoThe Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Aadhar Bill with voice vote. The Bill seeks to make use of aadhar card compulsory for obtaining various subsidies and benefits from government.

The Congress demanded that the Bill should be referred to the standing committee of the House. It said that though the party was not opposed to the Bill, it needed further scrutiny because there are certain differences between the old and new Bill.

Rajya Sabha passes Real Estate Bill

Rajya Sabha passes Real Estate BillReal Estate Bill passed near unanimously by Rajya Sabha; MPs say Bill spurs the sector. Implications of retrospective application of the Bill and discrimination will be addressed in the Rules, says Mr. Venkaiah Naidu.

Parties welcome Government’s decision requiring developers to deposit 70% of the collections from the buyers in a separate account to meet construction costs including that of land.

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