Monsoon Session of Parliament Day 16 highlights: LS, RS adjourned for day after repeated disruptions by Opposition

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Monsoon Session of Parliament Day 16 highlights: LS, RS adjourned for day after repeated disruptions by Opposition
  • 14:38 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day, will meet tomorrow at 11 am

  • 14:35 (IST)

    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. 

  • 14:17 (IST)

    This is what Kapil Sibal said about the note printing issue

  • 14:13 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 pm

  • 14:09 (IST)

    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.

  • 13:03 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm

  • 12:36 (IST)

    Opposition protest over different types of currency disrupt RS
     
     
    New Delhi: Opposition Congress, supported by TMC and JD(U), today forced four adjournments of the proceedings in the Rajya Sabha over what it called as "biggest scam of this century" in the printing of two different kinds of 500 and 1000 rupee notes.
     
    Slogan-shouting Congress members trooped into the well even as Leader of the House and finance minister Arun Jaitley said the opposition party has been raising "frivolous" issues without giving notices to stall Zero Hour proceedings. They were supported by Sharad Yadav (JD-U) who displayed copies of some currency notes.
     
    Some members including Derek O'Brien (TMC) displayed the new 500 rupee notes issued after demonetisation to show the different sizes they were bring printed.
     
    He first offered to submit the notes to Jaitley for scrutiny and then walked up to him to explain to him the difference. He, however, did not leave the notes with the  Jaitley said there is no provision in the rules that anyone could "flash any paper and say it is point of order."
     
    "You have been raising frivolous issues in the Zero Hour without giving notice with a view to disrupt and not get replies," he said, but did not reply to the Opposition contentions on different sized notes.
     
    PTI
     

  • 12:23 (IST)

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 11 am tomorrow

  • 12:21 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 1 pm

  • 12:13 (IST)

    Attack over Rahul Gandhi threatens to disrupt Lok Sabha once again

    Rahul Gandhi should have utilised his SPG cover, says Union minister Ananth Kumar. 

  • 12:04 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha adjourned once again till 12.17 pm

  • 11:59 (IST)

     
    Rahul went abroad without security: Rajnath to Cong protest
     
     
    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was away from India on six occasions for 72 days without taking any SPG security along, posing grave threat to himself, said home minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
     
    He was responding to allegations by Congress members that Gandhi could have been killed in Gujarat where stones were pelted on his car last week.
     
    Responding to the issue raised by Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, Singh said the nation as well as the House want to know what Rahul wants to hide by not taking SPG protection along, when he left India on six occasions totalling 72 days.
     
    Earlier, Kharge alleged that if one of the stones had hit their leader, he could have been killed.
     
     
    PTI

  • 11:52 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 pm

  • 11:48 (IST)

    Commotion continues in RS over the issue of two different types of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 being printed

  • 11:46 (IST)

    Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha

  • 11:45 (IST)

    Rajnath Singh raises issue of Rahul Gandhi's foreign tours

  • 11:38 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha adjourned over note printing issue
     
     
    Rajya Sabha was adjourned for 15 minutes following Congress created a uproar over two types of 500, 1000 rupees notes being printed.
     
     
    PTI
     

  • 11:32 (IST)

    Meanwhile, RS also adjourned till 11.45 am

  • 11:32 (IST)

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 pm

  • 11:31 (IST)

    One arrested, says Rajnath Singh

  • 11:30 (IST)

  • 11:27 (IST)

    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. 

  • 11:22 (IST)

    Chandigarh issue to be raised in Zero Hour

  • 11:18 (IST)

    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.

  • 11:07 (IST)

    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.

  • 11:04 (IST)

    Question Hour begins in Lok Sabha

    In the meanwhile, Rajnath Singh attends Lok Sabha after recovering from illness.

  • 11:04 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha condoles death of  former MP Vishwajeet Singh 

  • 11:01 (IST)

    Congress to issue notice in Rajya Sabha for discussion on Chandigarh stalking issue

  • 10:52 (IST)

    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. 

  • 10:44 (IST)

    Meeting of Congress Lok Sabha MPs going on

  • 10:42 (IST)

    Centre says 10 army establishments in Jammu and Kashmir attacked since 2014

    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.

    IANS

  • 10:40 (IST)

    Opposition in Rajya Sabha moved privilage motion against Sushma Swaraj

    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.

    PTI

  • 10:15 (IST)

    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.

File image of the Rajya Sabha. PTI

File image of the Rajya Sabha. PTI

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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