- Expressing concerns over the pendency of bills, Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu has suggested that any bill pending for more than five years in the Rajya sabha should be considered lapsed.
- He has also called for a debate on the rule that provides for automatic lapsing of any bill passed by the Lok Sabha but pending in the Rajya Sabha with the dissolution of the Lok Sabha.
- Under the provisions of Article 107 of the Indian Constitution, bills that are introduced in the Rajya Sabha and are pending there do not lapse with the dissolution of the Lok Sabha.
- However, bills passed by the Lok Sabha during the course of its five-year term and pending in the Rajya Sabha get lapsed with the dissolution of the Lok Sabha.
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