Parliament rejects LG bill

BREAKING NEWS The Parliament, this morning, did not pass the Local Government (amendment) Bill. Of the 68 MPs present, 44 voted to for the bill, 23 voted against, and 1 abstained. The Hon’ble Speaker did not cast a vote. According to the Constitution, he can only cast a deciding vote.

A bill is passed by simple majority when it is debated in the individual houses (the National Council and National Assembly). But, if the two houses cannot agree on the provisions of a bill, that bill is debated in a joint sitting. In which case, two-thirds of the members must support the bill to endorse it.

 

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  1. freewill says:

    Honourable OL,

    I have a question for you, what do you think about the meat ban on 1st and 4th month and on few days of a month.
    Personally I think it is a stupid move. Being a Buddhist country is a bad excuse to ban meat on those months and days. We cannot force people to stop eating meat. Forcing people to do things that they don’t want to goes against Buddhist teachings. I think this does our country no good. When there is a ban on sale of meat, what people does is stock up, so those animals will end up dying anyway.
    Here is some information about Buddhist eating meat from one of worlds renowned Buddhist website:
    Buddhists should be vegetarians, shouldn’t they?

    Not necessarily. The Buddha was not a vegetarian. He did not teach his disciples to be vegetarians and even today, there are many good Buddhists who are not vegetarians.
    Because such a person obviously has a good heart.

    Exactly. One who eats meat can have a pure heart just as one who does not eat meat can have an impure heart. In the Buddha’s teachings, the important thing is the quality of your heart, not the contents of your diet. Many Buddhists take great care never to eat meat buy they are not concerned about being selfish, dishonest, cruel or jealous. They change their diet which is easy to do, while neglecting to change their hearts, which is a difficult thing to do. So whether you are a vegetarian or not, remember that the purification of the mind is the most important thing in Buddhism.

    For more go to this website
    http://www.buddhanet.net/5-gqga.htm

    • Are you saying that eating meat with good heart is Okay as long as there is someone killing animals with good heart?

      Are you saying that killing animals with good heart is Okay as long as there is someone eating meat with good heart?

      If you are given a choice to be a Butcher or a Meat Eater, which one would you choose and why?

  2. ifyouwilliwill says:

    OL can respond to this if he wishes. But it is a closed chapter now. No meat for certain months. I feeeeeeeeeel great. Good decision by the MP’s.

  3. No what? it means, now its not possible to pass this bill in this session?..local government election will be delayed further?…for me, its not very good news…can’t members compromise their individual opinion for the benefit of public?..is there any mechanism to pass this important bill in thin session only?…or will have to wait for next session….

  4. I think this news should not be seen only in the context of an important bill not being passed. Somehow I am gladdened by this piece of news because it reflects some semblence of democracy. It shows that the Parliament is not just a rubber stamp that passes every law and act that is put up to it.

  5. Mr. Viewer says:

    is it too complex that the Parliament can’t pass a bill for such an issue. Because as said it is based on “A bill is passed by simple majority when it is debated in the individual houses (the National Council and National Assembly). But, if the two houses cannot agree on the provisions of a bill, that bill is debated in a joint sitting” so it makes no sence that the parliament with our honourable parliamentarians so wise that such a bill can not be passed.
    I hope that there are measures and discussions taken to rather pospond it to certain limits of time.

  6. dorjiwangchuk says:

    thought the bill became an Act reading through today’s papers.

  7. I am also confused. What Hon’ble OL said and what is being informed by the media contradicts. But I will go by the OL’s view as it is a firsthand information.

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