Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day, will meet tomorrow at 11 am
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day, will meet tomorrow at 11 am
Samajwadi Party walks out of the Rajya Sabha
Citing disappointment over the government's reluctance in answering the alleged discrepency in the printing of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, Samajwadi Party leaders led by Naresh Agarwal walked out the House. The Opposition has once again come back to the Well of the House to protest against the government.
This is what Kapil Sibal said about the note printing issue
Quicker the govt&PM gives an answer to people of this country as to how it has happened the better it will be: Kapil Sibal, Congress pic.twitter.com/QZBUMhEQ8g— ANI (@ANI) August 8, 2017
Have found 2 kinds of Rs 500&Rs 2000 notes whose dimension&design differ. How is it possible that 2 diff kinds of notes are printed?:K Sibal pic.twitter.com/SiZ5dVSHqK— ANI (@ANI) August 8, 2017
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 pm
Kapil Sibal raises issue of discrepency in note printing once again
The Opposition is calling it the "biggest scam in India's history". Kapil Sibal while interrupting the proceeding of the House said that the nation needs to jnow about the issue. The Opposition has come to well of the House, shouting slogans against the government.
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm
Lok Sabha adjourned till 11 am tomorrow
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 1 pm
Attack over Rahul Gandhi threatens to disrupt Lok Sabha once again
Rahul Gandhi should have utilised his SPG cover, says Union minister Ananth Kumar.
Rajya Sabha adjourned once again till 12.17 pm
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 pm
Commotion continues in RS over the issue of two different types of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 being printed
Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha
Rajnath Singh raises issue of Rahul Gandhi's foreign tours
In the last two years, Rahul Gandhi was out for 72 days on 6 foreign tours, but didn't take SPG cover: Home Minister Rajnath Singh in LS— ANI (@ANI_news) August 8, 2017
We want to know where did he go? Why didn't he take SPG cover: Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha— ANI (@ANI_news) August 8, 2017
Meanwhile, RS also adjourned till 11.45 am
Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 pm
One arrested, says Rajnath Singh
Gujarat Government is investigating, arrested one. Rahul should have followed security related suggestions: HM Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha— ANI (@ANI_news) August 8, 2017
Pathrav wali ghatna par badi sankhya mei surakshakarmiyon ko tainat kiya gaya,Rahul police ki uplabdh krayi gayi gadi me nhi baithe:HM in LS— ANI (@ANI_news) August 8, 2017
Rajnath counterattacks now
Rajnath Singh, while talking in the Parliament slammed Rahul Gandhi and said that Rahul has been a serial offender in ignoring security advisories and adds that such an attitude led to the attack over him. He said that even when the Congress leader goes to foreign countries, he informs the SPG only before his departure, which hampers the security detail which he is entitled to.
Rajnath Singh talks about the issue
Rajnath condemns the attack. He says that appropriate security detail was provided to Gujarat Police ahead of his visit to Banaskantha. The security was beefed up as part of an intelligence report, he added. In Dhanera, two SP rank officers and several armed police were looking after Rahul Gandhi's security too, he said.
To cut the story short, Rahul did not listen to the area police or SPG officials but only his Personal secretary, said Rajnath.
Mallikarjuna Kharge raises attack on Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha
Mallikarjun Kharge calls the attack cowardly and alleges that the BJP government turned a blind eye to the attack. This has led to commotion in the Lok Sabha.
Question Hour begins in Lok Sabha
In the meanwhile, Rajnath Singh attends Lok Sabha after recovering from illness.
Congress to issue notice in Rajya Sabha for discussion on Chandigarh stalking issue
Government on overdrive to clear key bills
The Monsoon Session will end on 11 August, which is a Friday. According to parliamentary rules, Friday is reserved for Private Members' Bills. So the government has three days to push through its legislative agenda.
There has been a total of 10 attacks on army establishments in Jammu and Kashmir, resulting in the deaths of 38 soldiers, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.
In a written reply, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said there were no attacks on army bases outside Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the reply, there were two attacks on army camps in the state in 2014, two in 2015, five in 2016, and one in 2017.
Opposition parties on Thursday moved privilege motions against External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the Rajya Sabha for allegedly misinforming the House on India's foreign policy.
updates for 8 August begin
After a gap of three days, the Monsoon Session of Parliament will reconvene on Tuesday. The day is expected to be another stormy affair as Congress MPs are expected to meet in the Parliament to discuss the future course of action in both the Houses, Times Now reported.
Tuesday's session comes on the day Gujarat votes for the three Rajya Sabha seats. One of those is held by Sonia Gandhi's private secretary Ahmed Patel.
Patel is fighting to get elected for the fifth consecutive time to the Rajya Sabha. However, he will be facing tough competition from the BJP, which has fielded Balwantsinh Rajput, a former Congress leader. BJP chief Amit Shah and Union minister Smriti Irani are the other candidates.
The legislative business of both the Houses is expected to see some important bills being discussed. While Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is expected to table a bill to amend the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, while in the Lok Sabha, he is expected to table The State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017.
On 4 August, there was pandemonium in the Rajya Sabha over India's statement in the Bangdung Conference. Senior Congress member Anand Sharma alleged that first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru's name had been omitted from the address delivered by Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh at the 60th anniversary of Bandung Conference. Sharma was supported by Derek O'Brien of Trinamool Conference.
Rejecting this charge, Swaraj said India did not address the Bandung Conference as only three heads of states spoke at Bandung. She said speech which Sharma was referring to was delivered at another Afro-Asian Conference held separately.
Swaraj added that she had attended the Bandung Conference and saw large pictures of Nehru at the venue, which made her feel proud.
The Lok Sabha, meanwhile, began by paying tributes to the victims of the World War II atomic bomb attack on the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The government also revealed that there were a total of 10 attacks on army establishments in Jammu and Kashmir, resulting in the deaths of 38 soldiers, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.
In a written reply, Minister of State for Defence, Subhash Bhamre said there were no attacks on army bases outside Jammu and Kashmir. According to the reply, there were two attacks on army camps in the state in 2014, two in 2015, five in 2016, and one in 2017.
With inputs from agencies
Published Date: Aug 08, 2017 02:41 pm | Updated Date: Aug 08, 2017 02:41 pm
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