Parliament LATEST Updates | Rajya Sabha passed The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Bill, 2019. Meanwhile, both the Houses saw discussion on the Hyderabad rape and murder case, with the Opposition and Treasury benches uniting voices against the spate of crimes across the country.
The Lower House of the Parliament begins discussions post-lunch break. Amid protests as BJP continues to shout slogans asking for Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury to apologise for allegedly calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah as 'infiltrators'. BJP MP Prahlad Joshi hits back at the Congress saying that a party that has made a foreigner as a party leader (Sonia Gandhi) shouldn't talk about infiltrators.
BJP MPs raised an uproar in the House after Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury allegedly called Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah infiltrators. BJP’s Pralhad Joshi called Chowdhury an infiltrator and demanded an unconditional apology from him. Protests from the Treasury benches continue their protest as Chowdhury rises to respond and says his statement has been misconstrued.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will move the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 in the Lok Sabha on Monday, while the Rajya Sabha will discuss The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Bill, 2019.
The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019, which will be moved for consideration and passage, will further amend the Income-Tax Act, 1961 and the Finance (No.2) Act, 2019.
Home Minister Amit Shah will move the Arms (Amendment) Bill 2019 to amend the Arms Act, 1959. The Centre had moved this Bill in the Lok Sabha on Friday, seeking to rationalise and facilitate the licensing procedures for use of firearms by individuals as well as to curb crimes committed by using illegal firearms and provide effective deterrence against violation of law.
Three bills will be moved for passage and consideration in the Rajya Sabha.
The first will be The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Bill, 2019, which was introduced in Lok Sabha by Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan, will replace an Ordinance promulgated in September 2019, if passed. The Bill seeks to prohibit the production, trade, storage and advertisement of electronic cigarettes.
The Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will come up for discussion. The Bill, which provides for the constitution and regulation of the Special Protection Group (SPG) to provide security to the Prime Minister, former Prime Ministers and their immediate family members, was tabled in the Lok Sabha last week by Shah.
Another Bill that will be moved is the Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill, 2019, which looks at the merger of the two union territories. It was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
Lok Sabha MPs GS Basavaraj and Rita Bahuguna Joshi will raise the issue of the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank during the Question Hour and the steps taken by the government in the aftermath of the crisis.
Additionally, the Congress is expected to protest the gruesome rape and murder of a woman veterinarian in Hyderabad reported last week.
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Updated Date: Dec 02, 2019 18:22:35 IST