By ZeroHour News
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to withdraw the controversial ordinance as well as the bill protecting convicted lawmakers.In a major embarrassment to PM and the UPA, both the ordinance and the bill, which was moved by the Centre to protect the tainted lawmakers, was referred to the standing Committee of the Parliament in the wake of strong criticism from several quarters, would be withdrawn when Parliament session convenes.
The meet, chaired by the PM at his 7, Race Course residence here, was also attended by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, her political secretary Ahmed Patel, and Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde. The PM soon after went to the Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet President Pranab Mukherjee to discuss the Ordinance, which has created a political furore ahead of the 2014 General Elections.The PM reportedly told the President that the Ordinance will be withdrawn.Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had recently termed the ordinance as nonsense and said that it should be torn and thrown away.
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