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Parliament updates: Lok Sabha passes bill to nail fugitive economic offenders; RS gives nod to amendment in prevention of corruption law

Shiv Sena has issued a whip for the no-confidence motion so that its MPs are directed to support the Narendra Modi government during the voting on Friday. Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party has told its MPs to vote in favour of the motion.

FP Staff July 19, 2018 18:42:28 IST
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Parliament updates: Lok Sabha passes bill to nail fugitive economic offenders; RS gives nod to amendment in prevention of corruption law

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09:58 (ist)

BJP confident of support from 314 MPs

Ahead of the no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government on Friday, the Bharatiya Janata Party has expressed its confidence in having the support of 314 MPs in the Lok Sabha, reported The Times of India.

As per the party's floor managers, the government is likely to receive support from small parties outside the NDA including Anbumani Ramadoss-led PMK and Raju Shetty-led Swabhimani Paksha.

16:42 (ist)

Ex-Rajya Sabha MP Chandan Mitra quits BJP amid buzz that he is set to join Trinamool Congress

Senior journalist and two-time Rajya Sabha MP Chandan Mitra has quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and is set to join the Trinamool Congress (TMC), reports said. Though Mirta and TMC have not spoken on this, Banerjee's party has promised that a large number of new faces will join the party on Saturday. 

According to reports, Mitra was upset after being sidelined under the Modi-Shah leadership. He is considered to be a close aide of veteran BJP leader LK Advani. Mitra has also been openly critical of BJP on several issues. 

09:55 (ist)

TMC calls for debate on mob lynching in Zero Hour

According to ANI, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress has given a Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over the issue of mob lynching and called for a debate on the same.

Meanwhile, RJD MP JP Yadav has also given an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over cases of mob lynching.

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July 26, 2018 - 10:10 (IST)

Heavy rainfall in Delhi, scenes from the Parliament

July 26, 2018 - 10:06 (IST)

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July 25, 2018 - 15:36 (IST)

Kerala floods: IMD functioning not satisfactory, says CPM leader P Karunakaran

In the discussion on the Kerala floods in Lok Sabha, CPM leader P Karunakaran said the functioning of Indian Meteorological Department is not satisfactory. The cyclone warning is not functioning well. We suffered during Ockhi (cyclone) too, said Karunakaran. "Wanting the floods to be declared a national calamity, Karunakaran said Centre should increase compensation and the National Mitigation Fund should be used. Defence stations must have motorised boats and Indian Air Force should be allowed permanent posting in the districts. The state requires a flood warning station," he added. Members on both sides of the House argue for a bit. 

Congress leader KC Venugopal said despite his ill health, he came to the House to speak about the plight of his people in Alapuzzha. 

July 25, 2018 - 15:31 (IST)

How to recognise a fugitive economic offender?

July 25, 2018 - 15:30 (IST)

10 percent of black money is outside India, says Congress leader Vivek Tankha

Congress leader Vivek Tankha initiates a debateHe where he says only 10 percent of the black money is outside India. He asked what has the government done to get back the money in India and wanted to know why a threshold of Rs100 crores. "Are we not being strict enough for offenders who fall within Rs100 crore offence?"

July 25, 2018 - 15:24 (IST)

Minister of Finance Piyush Goyal presents the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018 

July 25, 2018 - 14:21 (IST)

Discussion on Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill begins in Rajya Sabha

The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill aimed at preventing culprits from evading the legal process and fleeing the country.

July 25, 2018 - 14:12 (IST)

Rajya Sabha proceedings begin

Rajya Sabha proceedings resume. In Rajya Sabha, home minister Rajnath Singh spoke on the Rohingya issue and said, "We've issued orders to all states that no Rohingya should possess Indian documents, so that we can talk to government of Myanmar and EAM Sushma Swaraj can speak with the foreign minister of Myanmar."

July 25, 2018 - 13:53 (IST)

PM chooses to go on foreign tours and skips Parliament sessions: Mallikarjun Kharge

July 25, 2018 - 13:51 (IST)

Govt has a clear stand on Rohingya issue, won't be allowed in India: Kiren Rijiju

Monsoon Session of Parliament LIVE updates: Participating in a debate on the amendment in the prevention of corruption bill, Digvijaya Singh said that the government clearly lacks the will to act against corruption because they have appointed people accused of corruption in top ranks of CBI. He said that the government is silent on key issues of corruption including the Vyapam scam.

Shiv Sena has issued a whip for the no-confidence motion so that its MPs are directed to support the Narendra Modi government during the voting on Friday. Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party has told its MPs to vote in favour of the motion.

Congress staged a walkout from Lok Sabha protesting against Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement on mob lynching incidents. Speaking on this, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said: The home minister's statement in Lok Sabha on mob lynching was not satisfactory at all, that is why we staged a walkout from the House. This is not a game of ping pong that states and Centre keep shifting responsibilities."

Citing the Thomson Reuters report on India being the most dangerous country for women, Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan said in Rajya Sabha, "It's very shameful. From the time Child Labour Act has been amended due to policy on ease of doing business, the trafficking of girls has increased drastically."

Union home minister Rajnath Singh condemned the recent mob lynching incidents in the country in the Lok Sabha on Thursday and said that social media service providers were asked to install checks in their system to prevent the spread of fake news.

Shwait Malik, BJP MP in Rajya Sabha said: "Our sons, daughters are dying in Punjab due to the drug crisis in the state. The state of law and order is miserable. What was earlier the 'food basket' has today become the 'drug basket' of the country. The condition in Punjab is deplorable. I request the prime minister and the Centre to take action on the issue."

MPs continued to jeer and protest in the Lower House in the Parliament, even as Union MoS Jayant Sinha spoke on civil aviation. Chants were against the Narendra Modi government and Sinha over the garlanding row. CPM MP TK Rangarajan said that the Rajya Sabha must condemn the attack on Swami Agnivesh.

The Congress has given an adjournment notice in Lok Sabha in Parliament over the issue of mob lynching on Thursday, reported ANI. On Wednesday, the Rajya Sabha was informed that the government does not maintain specific data on lynching incidents in the country.

The BJP-led NDA government and the Opposition dug in for a showdown in the Lok Sabha after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday admitted a no-confidence motion and said it would be taken up on Friday for discussion and voting.

The motion is the first to be faced by the Narendra Modi government, which is left with less than one year in office.

It also comes a few months before elections in some key states such as Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, where the BJP is in power, and the general elections due in April-May next year.

Officials said it is the first no-confidence motion to be faced by any government in the Lok Sabha in 15 years, the last being in August 2003 when the NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee who faced the motion brought by the Congress and other parties.

Mahajan, who took up the Opposition-backed move after the question hour on the first day of the monsoon session, said she was duty-bound to put it before the House.

Parliament updates Lok Sabha passes bill to nail fugitive economic offenders RS gives nod to amendment in prevention of corruption law

Representational image. PTI

She said Kesineni Srinavas of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) was the first to give his no-confidence notice. She asked him to read out the motion, which was supported by over 50 members, including those from the Congress, Trinamool Congress, Nationalist Congress Party, Samajwadi Party, Aam Aadmi Party and CPM.

Members from some other parties, including Congress, Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and Nationalist Congress Party, had also given notice of no-trust motion.

Mahajan did not agree with Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge that she should have "taken together all notices at a time."

The Speaker said the discussion and voting will take place on Friday and that there will be no question hour.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar expressed confidence that the government would win the vote.

"Everything will be clear after the discussion. The people have full confidence in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government," Kumar said in the Lok Sabha.

Talking to reporters later, he said the government was ready to give "a befitting reply" to the Opposition.

"The NDA is united and would vote against the motion. The Opposition will repeat the issues which they have been raising. We are ready to respond to each question," he said.

"We will put before people the welfare schemes and development projects carried out by the government. The NDA has governments in 21 states. The people have rejected Opposition in every election held in the last four years," Kumar said.

Opposition parties had pressed for a no-confidence motion in the second half of the Budget Session, but it could not be taken up. The session was nearly washed out.

The ruling NDA has a comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha. The TDP, whose member's notice was accepted, was part of the ruling NDA government and had parted ways with BJP earlier this year over its demand for a special category status for Andhra Pradesh.

Though there was apprehension of disruptions on issues such as mob lynchings, the Monsoon Session of Parliament saw a smooth beginning with both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha taking up the listed business.

Earlier in the day, Trinamool Congress member Dinesh Trivedi urged the Lok Sabha Speaker to change the date for the debate on the motion as the party MPs would be busy in the Martyrs' Day rally in Kolkata on 21 July. The Speaker said she had noted his concern, but did not allow further discussion on the issue.

With inputs from IANS

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