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Parliament Updates: Congress MP questions Farooq Abdullah's absence from Lok Sabha since 6 months; Opposition chants 'save democracy'
  • 13:16 (IST)

    320 corrupt officers given premature retirement in past five years, government tells Lok Sabha
     
    As many as 320 corrupt officers have been given premature retirement by the government in the past five years, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.
     
    As on 30 January, 2020, based on the information uploaded by various ministries, departments and cadre controlling authorities on the probity portal operated by Department of Personnel and Training, provisions of FR 56(J)/similar rules have been invoked against 163 Group A officers, (including all India services officers) and 157 Group B officers during the period July, 2014 to December, 2019, he said.

  • 13:07 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha latest updates

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm

    The House will further discuss the Motion of Thanks to the President's address on reconvening.

  • 13:04 (IST)

    Ram Temple trust announcement could come after 8 February, says Owaisi

    AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi hit out at the timing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement about setting up of a trust for the contruction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

    "The Parliament session will end on 11 February. The announcement (by Modi) could have come after 8 February. Seems like the BJP is worried over Delhi elections." he told ANI.

  • 13:01 (IST)

    Lok Sabha latest updates

    BSP MP condemns police atrocities in universities during anti-CAA protests

    BSP's Kunwar Danish ALi condemned the police atrocities on students of Jamia Millia Islamia and JNU during protests against CAA, NRC. He asked the Speaker to take custody of the footage of the JNU violence, adding that it is a matter of shame in front of the global community.

  • 12:57 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha latest updates

    No country has right to interfere, Shiv Sena MP says about CAA debate in EU Parliament

    Talking on the anti-CAA resolution and debate in the European Parliament, Shiv Sena's Anil Desai said that the government should pass a resolution explicitly stating that no country has the right to interfere in matters of Indian laws and policy.

    Chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu expressed support.

  • 12:43 (IST)

    Lok Sabha latest updates

    Our responsibility to ensure Farooq Abdullah's welfare, says Congress' Suresh Kodukunnil

    Congress MP in Lok Sabha Suresh Kodukunnil pointed out that former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah has not attended House proceedings since six months. He said that it is the government and House's responsibility to ensure his welfare and also that he exercises his right as an elected representative.

    Soon after, Congress began chanting slogans like 'Where is Faroog Abdullah' and 'Save democracy'. As sloganeering continued, Leader of Opposition Adhir Ranjan chowhdury said that it is condemndable that Abdullah is illegally detained and staged a walkout in the absence of any answers from the Treasury Benches.

    TMC's sudip Bandhopadhyay mirrored the concern, asking the Speaker that the House be informed about Abdullah whereabouts and well-being.

  • 12:32 (IST)

    Ram Temple trust will have 15 trustees, one member will be Dalit

    After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of setting up of a trust for Ram Temple construction in Ayodhya, Home Minister Amit Shah said that the body will be "completely free to take every decision related to the temple and 67 acres of land will be transferred to the trust".

    In a tweet, he further said, "There will be 15 trustees in Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust out, of which one trustee will always be from Dalit society. Such an unprecedented decision strengthens social harmony"

  • 12:24 (IST)

    Lok Sabha latest updates

    Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury raises concern over lack of equipment to soldiers at Siachen

    Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury raised the issue of lack of proper equipment for soldiers deployed at Siachen.

    Earlier in the day, Congress leaders Adhir Ranjan Choudhary, Manish Tewari and Manickam Tagore had given an adjournment motion notice in the Lower House over the inadequate supply of necessary equipment including clothing, gear, footwear and nutritious food to the armed forces posted at the Siachen glacier.

  • 12:18 (IST)

    Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut congratulates PM on setting up of trust for Ram temple construction

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that it was the government's duty to implement the Supreme Court's decision "to construct a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya". He congratulated the prime minister on setting up a trust for Ram Temple construction.

  • 12:07 (IST)

    Yogi Adityanath thanks PM for setting up trust for construction of Ram Temple

    Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement in the Lok Sabha over setting up of a trust for Ram temple construction in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath thanked him for the same.

    In a tweet, Adityanath said, "The 'Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra' Trust will be completely independent and capable of taking all decisions related to temple construction."

  • 11:58 (IST)

    Lok Sabha latest updates

    Government contemplating guidelines to curb fake news, anti-national content: RS Prasad

    During the Question Hour, the issue of linking social media profiles with Aadhaar number was raised in the Lok Sabha. In response, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that guidelines to curb spread of fake news, anti-social content and pronography on social media are being contemplated.

  • 11:31 (IST)

    Lok Sabha latest updates

    Centre asks UP govt to grant 5 acre plot for construction of a mosque in Ayodhya

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi informed the Lower House that the Cabinet has urged the UP government to allocate 5 acre plot in Ayodhya for the construction of a mosque, and the state government has approved the request, This was a condition laid down by the Supreme Court while settling a decades-old land title dispute between Hindus and Muslims, both of whom claim the tract of land once occupied by Babri Mosque, in its entirety. 

    The SC granted the disputed site to Hindus, while asked the government to allocate a separate plot of 5 acres for construction of a mosque, as the act of desecration of Babri mosque was illegal. 

  • 11:13 (IST)

    Lok Sabha latest updates

    Prime Minister praises citizen's 'mature' behaviour post Ayodhya verdict

    Speaking in the Lok Sabha with respect to the Ayodhya verdict, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the citizens for maintaining their faith in the democratic institutions. He said that I would like to mention and praise the mature behaviour of the citizens. 

    "In India, be it Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Parsi or Jain, everyone is a part of one family. Development must take place for every member of the family. Our government is moving forward with 'sabka sath sabka vikas' policy so that everyone is happy," he said.

  • 11:10 (IST)

    Lok Sabha latest updates

    Prime Minister says Cabinet drafted plan to construct Ram Temple

     

    The government has decided 67.703 acres of land to this trust, Modi said, adding that the Uttar Pradesh government has agreed to give five acres of land to the Sunni Wakf Board as directed by the Supreme Court in Ayodhya matter.

    "We have readied a scheme for the development of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. A trust has been formed, it is called 'Sri Ram Janambhoomi Tirath Kshetra," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. 

  • 11:09 (IST)

    Lok Sabha latest updates

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi rises speaks in Lok Sabha on Ram Janma Bhumi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi rose to make a speech, which was a last minute revision to the Lok Sabha's agenda of the day. As a prelude to the speech, Modi mentioned that he wishes to bring to the notice of the house, a matter that is close to his heart. He then revealed that the contents are related to the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. 

    The prime minister also said that he learnt about the Supreme Court's decision on the land title dispute while he was participating in the 500th birth anniversary celebrations of Sikh guru Nanak Dev ji in Punjab. 

  • 10:57 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha latest updates

    Unprecedented 431 amendments to Motion of Thanks to president's address in Rajya Sabha

    An unprecedented 431 amendments, running over 44 pages, were moved in Rajya Sabha to the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address by 12 MPs, including those from the Congress, Trinamool Congress (TMC), Samajwadi Party, DMK, CPI and the CPM. 

    However, these amendments do not make any material difference to the government’s functioning. But it is an embarrassment for the government that Rajya Sabha also expresses regret to the President’s speech, which was drafted by the government. This is a tool used by the Opposition to express strong differences with the ruling party, The Indian Express reported. 

  • 10:42 (IST)

    BJP MPs from Jharkhand protest outside Parliament against tribal deaths in state

    BJP MPs from Jharkhand are protesting inside the Parliament Campus against the death of a tribal youth, who allegedly passed away after five ambulances rushing to the hospital got stuck in the cavalcade of state home minister. The party will try to raise the matter in the Parliament as well. 

  • 10:08 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha latest updates

    BJP MP gives short duration discussion notice over development of Andhra capital

    BJP MP YS Chowdary has given a short duration discussion notice in Rajya Sabha over the 'development of the capital of Andhra Pradesh under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014'.

  • 10:06 (IST)

    Modi to address Lok Sabha on Motion of Thanks

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reply on Thursday in the Lok Sabha on Motion of thanks for President's Address. The Motion of Thanks was moved by controversial BJP leader Parvesh Verma in the Lower House, which invited protests from Opposition members.

  • 10:04 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha latest updates

    Congress MPs give zero hour notices in Rajya Sabha

    Congress MP Akhilesh Prasad Singh has given a zero hour notice in Rajya Sabha over the 'demand to give international status to Jay Prakash Narayan Airport in Patna'.

    Congress MP Pratap Singh Bajwa has given a zero hour notice in Rajya Sabha over the ‘need to ensure airline safety'.

  • 10:02 (IST)

    Lok Sabha latest updates

    Vivad Se Vishwas Bill to be tabled in Lok Sabha

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will introduce the Direct Tax Vivad Se Vishwas, Bill 2020 in the Lok Sabha. The Bill provides for resolution of disputes in direct tax and was announced by the minister in the Budget for 2020-21.

  • 10:01 (IST)

    RECAP | Anantkumar Hegde's Gandhi remark leads to sloganeering, walkouts

    Remarks on Mahatma Gandhi by BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde heavily impacted Lok Sabha proceedings on Tuesday, with Congress members shouting slogans and walking out of the House. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the BJP leader has "insulted" Mahatma Gandhi, who is respected by people across the globe.

    Chowdhury then made the 'children of Raavan' remark against Hegde, which was expunged from records. Opposition members decscended into the well displaying placards and shouting slogans. His remark got a sharp response from Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi.

  • 09:57 (IST)

    RECAP | Govt using CAA to hide real picture of economy, says Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad

    On Tuesday, the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha accused the government of hiding the real picture of the economy by creating issues like CAA and NRC. "Triple Talaq, CAA, NPR issues are being talked about by you to divert attention on key issues of unemployment, black money, slow GDP growth," Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said.

    During the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address,, senior BJP leader Bhupender Yadav accused the Congress and AAP of giving "moral support" to the Shaheen Bagh protests and said young minds were "poisoned through hate-filled speeches" in the name of freedom of expression during the anti-CAA protests.

Parliament LATEST Updates: Congress MP in Lok Sabha Suresh Kodukunnil pointed out that former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah has not attended House proceedings since six months. He said that it is the government and House's responsibility to ensure his welfare and also that he exercises his right as an elected representative.

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement in the Lok Sabha over setting up of a trust for Ram temple construction in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath thanked him for the same. In a tweet, Adityanath said, "The 'Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra' Trust will be completely independent and capable of taking all decisions related to temple construction."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi rose to make a speech, which was a last minute revision to the Lok Sabha's agenda of the day. He said that the contents are related to the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. He announced the formation of a trust called 'Sri Ram Janambhoomi Tirath Kshetra' for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi rises to speak on the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

Modi will reply on Thursday in the Lok Sabha on Motion of thanks for President's Address.

Both the Houses of the Parliament will continue debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address, which had hailed the government’s move of passing the Citizenship Amendment Bill last year.

The matter has been seeing protests from the Opposition, with members on Tuesday chanting slogans like ‘Goli chalana band karo (stop firing bullets)’, ‘CAA pe halla bol (raise your voice against CAA)’ and ‘Modi teri tanashahi nahi chalegi (your dictatorship will not work, Modi)’.

In the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will move for leave to introduce the Direct Tax Vivad Se Vishwas Bill, 2020. Among the questions slated to be raised during Question Hour include those regarding GDP growth rate, misuse of Aadhaar data and linking social media profiles with Aadhaar.

The Opposition also staged a walkout from the Lower House after an uproar over BJP leader Anantkumar Hegde’s remarks on Mahatma Gandhi. Leader of Opposition Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury called BJP leaders ‘children of Raavan’, which was later expunged from records.

In the Upper House, Senior BJP leader Bhupender Yadav will continue discussion on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address. On Tuesday, he accused the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party of giving "moral support" to Shaheen Bagh stir and said young minds were "poisoned through hate-filled speeches" in the name of freedom of expression during the anti-CAA protests.

The Opposition in Rajya Sabha had criticised the government, accusing it of hiding the real picture of economy and creating "destructive" issues like the CAA and the NRC to polarise the society and divert attention from key challenges like economic slowdown, farm distress and unemployment.

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Updated Date: Feb 05, 2020 13:16:14 IST