New Delhi: Parliament's Budget Session may be extended till May 30 to pass several important Bills including the Lokpal Bill, sources have told CNN-IBN. The Finance Bill, Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, Citizens Redressal Bill, Pension Fund Regulatory Authority Bill, Insurance and Banking Reforms Bill, Companies Bill, Education Tribunal Bill, Judicial Accountability Bill, Women's Reservation Bill, Protection of Women from Sexual Abuse at Work Bill, Whistleblowers Protection Bill, Mines Bill and Border Security Force (Amendment) Bill are some of the legislations before Parliament.
Parliament reconvened for the Budget Session on April 24 and the session is scheduled to end on May 22.
The Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill is proving to be the most contentious with the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government seeking to build consensus ahead of the debate in Rajya Sabha over the anti-corruption legislation.
The Lokpal Bill is set to be debated in the Rajya Sabha next week, and ahead of it the Congress has begun lobbying for a consensus among the parties. The government is looking to drop the clause in the bill that requires Lokayuktas to be set up in states.
The government may drop the clause to bring in a few opposition parties allies such as the Trinamool Congress, who see the clause as being against the federal structure of the Constitution.