Denigration of status of standing committee, says Jairam Ramesh after forest bill sent to joint committee

Updated: Mar 29 2023 5:59PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (PTI) Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday lodged a protest with Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar over the Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill, 2023, being sent to a joint committee and demanded that it be examined by the standing committee which he heads.

In a letter to Dhankhar, Ramesh said sending the bill to the joint committee of both Houses means "devaluation and denigration" of the status and functions of the standing committee.

He said he was writing to Dhankhar on behalf of the Congress and the entire Opposition over the manner in which the Bill has been dealt with in both the Houses.