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Parliament Updates: Congress MP questions Farooq Abdullah's absence from Lok Sabha since 6 months; Opposition chants 'save democracy'

Parliament 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

FP Staff February 05, 2020 12:47:04 IST
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Parliament Updates: Congress MP questions Farooq Abdullah's absence from Lok Sabha since 6 months; Opposition chants 'save democracy'

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Feb 05, 2020 - 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.

Feb 05, 2020 - 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.

Feb 05, 2020 - 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.

Feb 05, 2020 - 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.

Feb 05, 2020 - 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.

Feb 05, 2020 - 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.

Feb 05, 2020 - 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"

Feb 05, 2020 - 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.

Feb 05, 2020 - 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.

Feb 05, 2020 - 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."

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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