Fresh move for passage of bill
India hopes to make another attempt to get the Land Boundary Agreement Bill passed by parliament on the first day of the winter session expected in November.
"We hope to do it [passage of bill] on the first day of the next session," a highly-placed source said about the LBA bill ahead of the meeting between the prime ministers of Bangladesh and India in New York on September 28.
The bill, which provides for exchange of 161 adversely-held enclaves between India and Bangladesh, could not be taken up by parliament due to strong opposition from some parties like the Trinamool Congress, BJP and Asom Gana Parishad.
A constitution amendment bill is required to be passed to ratify the LBA because it involves exchange of land. Bangladesh parliament has passed the LBA long ago to give legal cover to the Indira-Mujib deal signed in 1974.
The agreement is aimed at settling the issue of enclaves along the 4,069 km border between India and Bangladesh.