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President signs Office of Profit Bill

August 18, 2006 17:36 IST

President A P J Abdul Kalam on Friday put his stamp of approval on the Office of Profit Bill.

Parliament had on July 31 given its approval without any change for the controversial bill seeking to exempt 56 posts and giving a reprieve to over 40 parliamentarians who could have faced disqualification, after the President returned the Bill for reconsideration.

Under the Constitution, the President has to give his assent to a bill sent to him for a second time by Parliament after reconsideration.

A Presidential approval marks the end of a four-month long political storm in the wake of disqualification of Samajwadi Party parliamentarian Jaya Bachchan on the office of profit issue, which later saw Congress president Sonia Gandhi's resignation and subsequent re-election from Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh.

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Sub: Shame shame shame

Unfortunately our constitution has been built up by some cheap merchants who always try to throw lower class to become more lower and upper class ...

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Sub: President signs Office of Profit Bill

Dirty Politics/Politicians can do anything. Irrespective of the party/banner they can do any dam thing for their benefit. Even after 60 years of independence, if ...

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What we can now expect is an autobiography in few years time from APJ and a chapter dedicated to what led him to sighn this ...

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Sub: A lesson to learn

When you elect convicts to the Parliament then don't accept good governance.Afterall,who joins politics?Aggressive or illiterate goons.Some of them are passive aggressive but goons ,none ...

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