Deputy chairman plans a discussion on the agrarian crisis on Tuesday 2 pm
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh raises the issue of Campa Bill
A year has passed and the rights of lakhs of families are under severe threat because of the way in which rules of the Campa law are being imposed. The rules should be made available to public debate before being finalised.
Govt withdraws Architects (Amendment) bill, will redraft it
The government on Monday withdrew from the Rajya Sabha a bill to amend the Architects Act, 1972 which provides for registration of architects.
The bill has been withdrawn as the government seeks to redraft it with further amendments to the Act, junior Ministry of Human Resource Development Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey said while withdrawing the legislation in the Upper House.- PTI
CPM's D Raja raises issue of Tamil Nadu fishermen in conflict with Sri Lankan law
D Raja says there could be turbulent times ahead if the issue is not resolved as the fishermen are constantly agitating in Rameshwaram. "You need to spell out what is the thinking of the government," says D Raja. He adds, the government needs to decide what it will do in case of movement of Indian vessels into Sri Lankan water. - Rajya Sabha TV
Watch the voting and passing of footwear designing and development bill
Coins of Rs 1, 2 & 10 not being accepted in shops: MP in RS
Coins of Rs 1, 2 and 10 are not being accepted by shopkeepers and even by banks in several parts of the country, a Janta Dal (United) member said in the Rajya Sabha on Monday.
Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, Ali Anwar Ansari Janata Dal (U) said the people, especially the poor, were facing lot of difficulty due to non-acceptability of these coins.
"Some banks too are not taking those coins", even though they are issuing them, he said. In an apparent dig at the government's November 8, 2016 decision to scrap old Rs 500/1000 notes, the JD(U) member said the coins should be taken back in the "second phase of demonetisation".
Six Congress members suspended from the Lok Sabha
She said she was constrained to name Gaurav Gogoi, K Suresh, Adhir Rajan Chowdhury, Ranjeet Ranjan, Sushmita Dev and M K Raghavan for their improper behaviour.
In her order, she said all these members had torn official papers and thrown it towards the Chair, prompting members of the treasury benches to shout "shame, shame".
Some of these members had picked up papers from the Lok Sabha secretariat staffers' table and had torn and thrown them, Mahajan said.
She said all this had happened despite she agreeing to a discussion on the issue of alleged atrocities against Dalits and Muslims.
Cow vigilantes affecting leather business
While talking about the Footwear Designing and Development Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Opposition leaders blamed the rising incidences of cow vigilantism across India for decline in leather business.
The Upper House of the Parliament is discussing a bill on establishing theFootwear design and development Bill. While discussing the issue, the question of Dalits being atatcked by cow vigilantes came into discussion. Howvever, it did not lead to a major disruption in the House.
The members who were suspended
Along with Gaurav Gogoi and K Suresh, MK Raghavan, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary, Sushmita Dev also suspended by Sumitra Mahajan.
Speaker suspended the six for disrupting the Question Hour
शून्यकाल के दौरान सदन में कागज फाड़ कर फेंकने की घटना के बाद स्पीकर का सख्त फैसला
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm after Question Hour gets over
Rajya Sabha discussing drinking water issue in Question Hour
Answering questions over the drinking water issues, rural development minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the government is looking at different ways of utilising drinking water across the country.
शोर-शराबे के बीच चला शून्यकाल लोक सभा की कार्यवाही दोपहर बाद दो बजे तक के लिए स्थगित
I want to see how indisciplined can the Oppn get: Speaker Sumitra Mahajan
Amid rising din in the Lok Sabha, a visibly upset Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said, "Mujhe bhi dekhne do kitni anushasan heenta ye log kar sakte hain jabki hum charcha de rahe hain.
Opposition leaders on the other hand strewed papers in the House amid excessive noise, raising slogans of "Gunda Raj nahi chalega" in Parliament.
Results of Namami Gange project to be visible by 208: Uma Bharti tells House
SP's Ram Gopal Yadav asks govt to brief Rajya Sabha on progress of Namami Gange project
Ram Gopal Yadav drew the Rajya Sabha's attention to the condition of the crematorium ghats of the Ganga river in Benaras. The MP asked the Union water resource minister Uma Bharti to tell the House, by when can the situation of the heavily polluted river be improved.
Saugata Roy says cow-related violence a serious issue, merits full-fledged debate
As Kharge was requesting Speaker to allow the adjournment motion in Lok Sabha, TMC's Saugata Roy stood up in support of the Congress MP, urging the speaker to grant permission to hold a discussion on mob lynchings.
The Speaker, however, said that she was not denying a debate but an adjournment motion was not needed.
Mallikarjun Kharge looses cool in Lok Sabha, says Oppn not given chance to raise issues
Congress MP Mallikarjun Kharge stood up on his seat as ministers were seeking leave to introduce bills in the House. He told Speaker Sumitra Mahajan that the Opposition was not being given a chance to speak. Kharge was apparently upset as the Speaker had dismissed the adjournement motion.
The Speaker told him that she has rejected the Adjournment notice because the issue could be raised through other means and the proceedings of the House need not be disrupted.
TMC's Saugata Roy opposes the introduction of The Banking Regulation Amendment bill
Saugata Roy opposes the introduction of The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in #LokSabha
Arun Jaitley seeks leave to introduce Banking Regulation amendment bill in Lok Sabha
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan disallows Congress' adjournment motion for debate on mob lynching
Congress to move privilege notice against Sushma Swaraj for 'misleading' House on kidnapped Indians in Mosul
Quoting media reports that the prison where Indian youths kidnapped in Mosul were held is in ruins, Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa, said that Swaraj had "lost all credibility". The party is also planning to move a privilege motion against the external affairs minister, India Today TV reported.
"Swaraj had told the family members that an Iraqi official quoting intelligence sources had told Mr Singh that the kidnapped Indians were deployed at a hospital construction site and then shifted to a farm before they were put in a jail in Badush," a NDTV report said.
KTS Tulsi quotes Firstpost report on the impact of H1-B visa issue on IT sector, urges govt intervention
Bills to be introduced in Rajya Sabha today
4 Bills in RS listed:Motor Vehicle (A)Bill,Admiralty Bill,Collection of Statistics (A)Bill & Footwear Design and Development Institute Bill
Congress to raise the issue of rising road accidents due to pothole ridden roads
Adjournment motion, or any notice will only be entertained after Question Hour, Oppn told
Taking a tough stance against a belligerent Opposition, raising slogans in the House, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that she will not allow the Question Hour to be disrupted by the Opposition's adjournment notice.
The Opposition is raising slogans in the House against the increased incidents of mob lynchings, after the Speaker told them that the notice will only be taken up after the Question Hour.
The Parliament will meet on the sixth day of the Monsoon Session, with the government keen on pushing through key legislation, while the Opposition is likely to take the BJP-led government to task on issues like agrarian crisis and cow vigilante groups.
Monday's agenda include Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017 and Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which will be introduced by finance minister Arun Jaitley. The minister on Friday, introduced a bill to repeal SBI (Subsidiary Banks) Act and State Bank of Hyderabad Act following the merger of five associates with the parent SBI, which will be debated for passing on Monday.
Representational image. PTI
"After the acquisition of the subsidiary banks by SBI, the subsidiary banks have ceased to exist and, therefore, it is necessary to repeal the State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Act, 1959 and the State Bank of Hyderabad Act, 1956," the statement of object and reasons of the State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill 2017 said. Lok Sabha also passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017 on Friday.
Legislative business has taken a hit in the ongoing stormy Monsoon Session amid fiery debates and repeated adjournments. The Opposition has been creating a ruckus in the Parliament over issues like farmer crisis and increase in the incidents of mob lynchings. With two of the 19 sittings scheduled in this session already a near washout, the government is trying hard to push through key bills, from a total 34 bills lined up for passing in the Monsoon Session.
Expressing concern over the dwindling number of working days in Parliament, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury has called for enacting a law to ensure there is at least 100 days of active presence of members in the House.
"In the last 2-3 years, Parliament sittings were not held for more than 60 to 70 days (in a year). In such a scenario, how the government will be held accountable?" the 64-year-old Left leader asked. "In contrast, the British Parliament sits for 200 days in a year," he noted.
This will make sure that the government of the day is held accountable for its actions and policies, and members get enough time to deliberate on key issues, the Rajya Sabha member said on Sunday night.