Arjun Ram Meghwal, a BJP MP from Bikaner, has said that he will present a private member bill in Lok Sabha to criminalise homosexuality. BJP President Rajnath Singh has already made it clear that the party will oppose any move to decriminalize homosexuality in the country.
The bill, titled Indian Penal Code (amendment) Bill 2012, had been introduced by Mr. Meghawal last year itself, but was not discussed by the Lok Sabha. He hopes to bring the attention of the House to the bill now. He claims that he held discussions in his constituency and there was unanimous view against de-criminalising homosexuality.
“The winter session of the parliament is on and Friday is the day reserved for discussions on private member bills. I will raise this issue in the Lok Sabha on Friday by way of a point of order,” Mr. Meghwal told The Hindu.
A point of order is an extraordinary process which, when raised, has the effect of suspending the proceedings before the House (and) must relate to the business before the House at the moment, reported The Hindu