“There have been occasions in the past (during Congress-NCP regime) when discussion on bills was stopped,” Fadnavis said.
“On an amendment bill, there have been times when the discussion has progressed for three hours at a stretch in topics not pertaining to the bill,” he said.
“This House is for enacting legislations. This is our primary responsibility. I fully agree with you (Opposition) that bills should not be passed sans discussion,” the Chief Minister said, adding, “I remember, then (during Congress-NCP rule), several bills were passed without discussion.”
“I feel that no bill should be passed without debate. If this has happened, corrective steps will be taken. I assure you that all bills henceforth will be cleared only after discussion,” he said.
Congress-NCP enjoy majority in the Council.