Monsoon Session of Parliament Day 7: Opposition likely to protest suspension of 6 MPs from Lok Sabha; govt gears up for fight

The Parliament, on the seventh day of the Monsoon Session, will discuss four bills in Lok Sabha. Rajya Sabha too has four bills on the agenda, including one relating to the Indian Institutes of Managements will be introduced and discussed in the Rajya Sabha.

Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar will move to further amend The National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Rajya Sabha. Collection of Statistics Amendment Bill, Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill, and National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill are also listed for discussion.

Opposition congress members protest in the well of Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Monday. PTI

Opposition Congress members protest in the well of Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Monday. PTI

In the Lok Sabha, Javadekar will move to pass another set of amendments to the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2017 and the The Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017.

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley will move amendments to the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

Although the Opposition is likely to raise protest in the Lower House over the suspension of six of its MPs for disrupting the House on Monday, the government is looking at pushing through its legislative business.

After the first week of Parliament was consumed by fiery debates and protests — little legislative business could be transacted — Monday saw a slew of bills being passed.

Despite Opposition's persistent disruptions in the Lok Sabha — which ultimately led to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspending six Congress members for five days, over their "highly unbecoming behaviour" — the Centre managed to push through the Maritime Admiralty Bill in Rajya Sabha.

In Lok Sabha was adjourned after 2 pm. Earlier, BJP member Nishikant Dubey hit back at the Congress, demanding the reopening of the Bofors case.

The Opposition is going to use the Question Hour to corner the government. After Mahajan did not allow Congress members' adjournment notice for debate on cow vigilantism, members of Opposition have several questions lined up. The issue of farmers' crisis and security situation in Jammu and Kashmir will also be taken up in the Lower House.

Updated Date: Jul 25, 2017 09:43 AM

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