Vice President rues hasty passage of bills

AMARAVATI (AP): Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today rued shoddy drafting of some bills and said that legislatures often enact laws without much debate.

Talking to reporters at the office of Swarna Bharat Trust run by his family near Gannavaram, Naidu said the drafting of bills leaves much to be desired sometimes.

“Yes, it’s a matter of concern. Some bills are drafted shoddily and placed before the House. There is not much debate these days on bills,” he said, when asked by a reporter about views expressed by a Supreme Court judge on the issue recently.

Speaking on the anti-defection law, the Rajya Sabha Chairman said the decision on disqualification of defectors has to be taken within two months as per the statute.

“Recently I disposed off a petition in 15 days,” Naidu said, referring to the disqualification of Sharad Yadav from the Rajya Sabha on a petition filed by the JD (U). (AGENCIES)