New Delhi, August 8
Amending the controversial Electricity Law – 2022 that allows entry of private comp in The power Distribution scene was on Present Monday in Lok Sabha amid strong opposition by a group of Parties, were referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on energy for broader consultations.
Congress, left parties, TMC and DMK expressed strong opposition to the introduction of A bill that, they said, violates federal principles of The constitution permits arbitrary privatization of The power Sector and consultations avoided with states though electricity on simultaneous list.
Energy minister RK Singh accused opposition parties of false Advertising on Bill with with the aim of “misleading” people”.
noting that government It was already made reference for The bill is referred to Parliament panel Where more discussions can take place, Singh said: “This law does not cut anything off current Subsidies to farmers. free power For farmers will continue. There is no judgment in This law to stop subsidies. So far, the opposition has objected to multiple licenses in one place Does this ruling even exist? in The parent Law of 2003. They (opposition parties) make false Statements to mislead people. We have consulted all states and stakeholders. That’s pro-people A bill for the benefit of farmers.
Invoice brought to Lok Sabha soon on the heel of Samyukta Kisan Morcha warning The government against Introduction.
SKM in A recent statement said the withdrawal of was the bill one of Main demands of The yearLong peasant movement. On December 9, 2021, a government in A letter to SKM said so on judgments in Electricity Amendment Law that affects farmers, there will be discussion with All stakeholders. Did not take any discussions place in The past Eight months and the introduction of this is the law amount blatant betrayal of farmers by government. “
Conference on On Monday, he learned of the promise made by the center made to SKM.
Opposition submitted of Congress leader of the Lok Sabha, Adair Ranjan Chaudhry, said to the bill, “I have given written assurance to SKM that you will not introduce this bill without discussions. This is a bill against farmers.”
Congressman Manish Tiwari said the amendment bill frustrated things of The parent an act. “This bill aims to amend the Constitution through a law and is outside the legislative jurisdiction.” of the home. The modification is greatly weakened power of states by allowing multiple files private agencies to distribute power in one place. this paves way for privatization of Profits and nationalization of Losses and usurping rights of States. The center has been delegated to issue Licenses for multinational distribution companies with don’t consult with the states. project of law also says That if any government committee is unable to do so perform It tasks can center in Consultation with states (not consent of states) are asking another government agency to discharge the tasks, Tiwari said.
Earlier, NK Premchandran of The Socialist Workers Party opposed the bill, saying it allowed indiscriminate privatization, and it went against Constitutional Structure of federation and also against Principles set forth in the legislation on Topics that in simultaneous list. BJD was the only one party Which elicited a conciliatory note on legislation. “The bill has been referred to a permanent committee, and we can discuss it there,” party MP Benaki Mishra said during the heated debate at the presentation stage.
Earlier, Lok Sabha Chairman Om Birla told members not to give political speeches and only speak on either it was government he has the power to bring the law. Minister R. K. Singh said, while calming the opposition’s fears, “This is all a waste of time. The bill can be discussed in Parliamentary Committee.