Parliament Day 8 highlights: Lok Sabha adjourned amid ruckus over Kovind's speech; Oppn attacked Sushma over missing Indians in Mosul
As day eight of the Monsoon Session begins at 11 am on Wednesday, Rajya Sabha will focus on the businesses which were listed for Tuesda
After an initial boost to the second week of Monsoon Session, Tuesday's proceedings in both Houses remained largely uneventful with the Parliament failing to transact much legislative business, amid repeated adjournments.
As day eight of the Monsoon Session begins at 11 am on Wednesday, Rajya Sabha will focus on the businesses which were listed for Tuesday and which remained incomplete, while the Lok Sabha will take up four bills for further consideration, which were introduced earlier during the Monsoon Session.
Following bills will be taken up for further consideration in the Lok Sabha: The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2017, The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2016, The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017, The Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017.
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley will once again move to pass the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. Saugata Roy of the All India Trinamool Congress will move a statutory resolution to disapprove the ordinance that the bill seeks to replace.
H1-B visa issue, delay in residential projects and women security are some of the issues that will be raised in the Question Hour.
Meanwhile, the issue of suspension of six Congress MPs is likely to be raised in the Lok Sabha.
Opposition parties in the Lok Sabha urged "kind-hearted" Mahajan to revoke the suspension of six MPs. Mahajan, however, said she didn't want to comment on the issue immediately.
The six Congress MPs — Gaurav Gogoi, K Suresh, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Ranjeet Ranjan, Sushmita Dev and MK Raghavan — were suspended on Monday for causing "grave disorder" by storming the Well, tearing papers and throwing them towards the Chair during their protest over growing incidents of lynching by cow vigilantes.
Meanwhile, the Rajya Sabha debated the agrarian crisis on Tuesday with the Opposition blaming the Centre's "faulty import policy" on food grains.
Congress leader Digvijay Singh alleged that there was corruption in Food Corporation of India (FCI) and National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED). He alleged that after demonetisation, restrictions on cattle sale hit farmers. He also said that he has very little hope from the agriculture minister because the seat of power in the BJP-led Central government rests in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).
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