The decision to hold the Cabinet meet comes a day after the government appeared to be having second thoughts on bringing ordinances, including those being pushed by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
These ordinances were on the agenda of the Cabinet meeting on Friday but were deferred after senior minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar raised questions over the need for promulgation at a time when the tenure of Congress-led UPA government is about to come to an end.

Pawar is understood to have said that there was no hurry and the matter should be left for the future government to decide.
The government’s reluctance is also believed to have been influenced by fears that President Pranab Mukherjee might raise questions on similar grounds.
But the decision to hold the Cabinet on Sunday evening indicates that the government has made up its mind to bring ordinances.
Sources in the government suggested that instead of bringing several ordinances, it could restrict itself to approve ordinances on Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill and Rights of Persons with Disability Bill.
But there is no official word on this.

The Cabinet, which met for nearly two hours on Friday, decided to postpone the ordinances.

These included ordinances on Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill and Right of Citizens for Time-Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of their Grievances Bill - both dealing with corruption.
These are among the anti-corruption bills being pushed by Rahul Gandhi to create a ‘framework’ to fight graft.
Along with these, the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, Rights of Persons with Disability Bill, Security Laws (Amendment) Bill and Delhi High Court Act (Amendment) Bill were also on the agenda.
These proposed legislations could not be passed during the extended Winter Session of Parliament due to disturbances.


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