Parliament Monsoon Session updates: Centre showing 'indifference' to AP by not giving enough funds, says TDP MP

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Parliament Monsoon Session updates: Centre showing 'indifference' to AP by not giving enough funds, says TDP MP
  • 16:35 (IST)

    TDP MP raises demands supplementary funds of Rs 35,000 crore for Andhra Pradesh 

    TDP MP Murali Mohan Maganti lashed out at the Narendra Modi over the demand for special status for Andhra Pradesh. "This is the last chance for this Union government to allocate sufficient funds. The NDA is showing indifference to the state and its people. Power comes and goes but the will of the country is a fair thing for consideration. Further, most of the revenue comes from the southern states," he said.

    He criticised the NDA government for "boasting" about releasing more funds than any other governments for the state, while hitting out at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for saying that the state wasn't bifurcated scientifically. "Instead of digging up the past, you should at least render justice to people of Andhra Pradesh."

    He urged the Union government to release funds to the tune of Rs 35,000 crore for Andhra Pradesh. "The Andhra Pradesh is reeling under several revenue deficit. The government has so far released Rs 2500 crore," he said.

  • 16:09 (IST)

    BJD MP says governance is lacking in banking system

    Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Bhatruhari Mahtab criticised the banking system. "The governance is lacking. The RBI had earlier doesn't have enough powers. That time, the then finance minister had said if it doesn't have enough powers then the Centre will give it powers. The government should take action. RBI is supposed to instruct banks," he said.

  • 16:01 (IST)

    NRIs are the sole gainer because of the falling rupee, says BJP MP

    In Lok Sabha, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Bhatruhari Mahtab spoke on the state of economy in India. "Indian Rupee has hit all time low of Rs 69 against USD. Electronic good, gadgets, cars will become expensive. The sole gainers are the NRIs," he said.

  • 15:45 (IST)

    Piyush Goyal a burdened minister, says TMC's Saugata Roy

    As the Lok Sabha discussed The Supplementary Demands for Grants, Saugata Roy of the Trinamool Congress said that Piyush Goyal is the burdened minister in Independent India, citing the various portfolios (railways, finance, corporate, coal) he currently holds. 

    He said that GST collection in June was down by 40 percent and then mentioned the alleged scams involving Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi. He says inflation is at 5.8 percent, and NPAs have risen to 11.6 percent of the advances. He further claimed that many banks have stopped giving advances.

  • 15:38 (IST)

    Modi asks BJP MPs to observe social justice fortnight from 15 August 

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked BJP MPs to observe 'social justice fortnight' from 15 to 31 August in their respective constituencies.


    "The prime minister has decided that we will celebrate Samajaik Nyay Pakhwada from 15 to 31 August. We will go to every part of the country and make people aware of the decisions we made for social justice," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters after the BJP parliamentary party meeting, the last of this Monsoon Session. . 


    He said from next year, the BJP will celebrate Social Justice Week between 1-9 August every year. 

    IANS

  • 15:10 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha reconvenes, Naidu says disruptions 'attack on democracy'

    Rajya Sabha is adjourned for the day after it reconvenes at 3 pm as Naidu calls TMC members' storming of Well an 'attack on democracy'.

  • 14:50 (IST)

    Lok Sabha begins discussion on The Supplementary Demands for Grants 

    Lok Sabha reconvenes and discussion begins on The Supplementary Demands for Grants - First Batch of 2018-19 and Demands for Excess Grants 2015-16.

  • 14:45 (IST)

    RS adjourned, Venkaiah Naidu says farmers' issue and SC/ST Bill will be discussed later

    As TMC members continue sloganeering, Venkaiah Naidu says farmers' issue and SC/ST Bill are in queue to be discussed only if members allow the debate to go on without any disruption. Anand Sharma, when asked by the Chair, says that once the House is in order, they can begin the discussion. Naidu then adjourns the House till 3 pm and says these will be discussed when the House reconvenes.

  • 14:28 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha reconvenes, Venkaiah Naidu says don't politicise everything

    Venkaiah Naidu expresses disappointment over members' causing disruptions to the proceedings of the House as TMC members continues its sloganeering. Naidu says nothing will go on record. The Chairman calls it the "fate of democracy".

  • 14:11 (IST)

    Opposition storms Well of House amid Amit Shah's address on farmers' issue

    Ruckus breaks out in Rajya Sabha as Amit Shah rejects agrarian crisis and says Narendra Modi government is working very hard to double farmers' income. House is adjourned till 2.24 pm.

  • 13:39 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm

  • 13:35 (IST)

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 2.30 pm

    In Lok Sabha, after Kirron Kher raises the issue of demolition of residential houses on agricultural lands in Chandigarh, House is adjourned till 2.30 pm.

  • 13:12 (IST)

    Finance minister Piyush Goyal says prices of food items have actually fallen

    Ripun Bora of the Congress asks a question on price rise of essential food items. Finance minister Piyush Goyal says prices have actually fallen. TMC MP Nadimul Haque says the WPI is at a 54-month high. He asks if this rise in inflation will impact GDP growth to which Goyal responds that in almost all items inflation came down significantly. He says India is slated to grow at 7.3 percent this year and 7.5 percent next year.

  • 13:00 (IST)

    RS deputy chairman polls: Meanwhile, SAD leader says JDU nominated their candidate without informing us 

  • 12:51 (IST)

    Shelter home issue should not be politicised, says Mallikarjun Kharge

    On the issue of shelter home abuse cases, Speaker says it is a serious and sensitive issue and every parliamentarian should check if the shelter homes are being properly run in our constituencies. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge says under any circumstances the issue must not be politicised. The issue is being raised in the House consecutively for three days, let's have a parliamentary panel to inspect and submit a report, Kharge says.

  • 12:45 (IST)

    Rajnath Singh says advisory will be issued to states to check status of shelter homes

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh tells MP Dharmendra Yadav that incidents like the shelter home abuses are unfortunate and serious. He says he lauds Uttar Pradesh government for taking quick action on the issue woman and running the shelter home has been arrested. Her husband has also been arrested. No one will be spared, he says. Singh says the concerned ministry will issue advisory to all the states to check status of the shelter homes.

  • 12:31 (IST)

    Lok Sabha withdraws the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017

    After a short debate, Lok Sabha withdrew the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017

  • 12:24 (IST)

    Samajwadi Party MP Dharmendra Yadav raises the issue of Deoria shelter home abuse

    In Lok Sabha, Badaun Samajwadi Party MP Dharmendra Yadav raises the issue of Uttar Pradesh's Deoria and ruckus breaks out. Yadav calls for impartial probe after narrating the ordeal of the girls. Members start creating ruckus in the background as Yadav speaks. 

    MSME minister Kalraj Mishra says the Deoria shelter home's licence was cancelled last year and adds the Uttar Pradesh government has constituted a magistrate-level probe.

  • 12:14 (IST)

    Select Committee's report on ancient moments to be submitted on second week of Winter Session

    Meanwhile, the deadline for the Select Committee to submit its report on the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill has been extended to the second week of the Winter Session.

  • 12:11 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha reconvenes; members question status of AIIMS in West Bengal

    As Rajya Sabha reconvenes with Question Hour in progress, Shanta Chhetri asks if AIIMS in West Bengal's Kalyani will be functional in 2019. MoS Health Ashwani Kumar Choubey says the work will end by 2020 and will be functional after that.

  • 12:04 (IST)

    Lakshadweep MP seeks separate fire and emergency services department in UT

    Lakshadweep member Mohammed Faizal asks whether the Centre plans to create a separate fire and emergency services department in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep. He says the fire personnel are being asked to take care of law and order too. To this, MoS Hansraj Ahir says fire tender vehicles have been provided in 10 islands were people reside

  • 11:54 (IST)

    Trinamool Congress member Ratna De Nag asks about e-NAM platform

    Trinamool Congress member Ratna De Nag asks about e-NAM platform or the electronic National Agriculture Market which is available in 14 States. It is a pan-India electronic trading portal which networks the existing APMC mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities. The NAM Portal provides a single window service for all APMC related information and services. 

  • 11:30 (IST)

    Lok Sabha discusses Consumer Protection Bill

    BJD member Bhartruhari Mahtab in Lok Sabha asks about the status of Consumer Protection Bill. Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan says the bill has passed the standing committee's scrutiny and will be introduced soon. In a lighter vein, he adds if the Opposition assures the Bill will be passed, we will bring it in a day or two.

    A member alleges that manufacturers are not passing the benefits to the consumers. Paswan says the companies have been asked to mention the old and new price so that consumers know that prices have slashed. 

  • 11:29 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 pm after Naidu makes 3 requests to MPs

    As the Upper House met for the 14th day, Vice-President makes three requests to MPs: please be punctual, please don't distract the proceedings, and please stay back while passing Bills. As the RS chairman proceeded with Zero Hour, members raised issues.

    House is adjourned till 12 pm

  • 11:12 (IST)

    TDP MPs protest in Parliament premises over their demand for special status to Andhra Pradesh

    On the 14th day of Parliament's Monsoon Session, TDP MPs continue to protest demanding their special status to Andhra Pradesh.

  • 11:03 (IST)

    RJD, SP issue adjournment motion in Lok Sabha

    Protesting over the Deoria shelter homes incident in Uttar Pradesh and Muzaffarpur shelter home incident in Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Samajwadi Party have issued an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha.

    MPs of RJD and SP were seen protesting outside Parliament House on Tuesday. 

  • 10:58 (IST)

    Mayawati asks Rajya Sabha to pass SC/ST amendment bill

    Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Tuesday urged the Rajya Sabha to pass the SC/T Amendment Bill. "Although the Bill was implemented late our party welcomes it," says Mayawati. 

    "We expect that the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018, that has been passed in Lok Sabha, will also be passed in Rajya Sabha. Although the Bill was implemented late our party welcomes it." 

    Mayawati further added that BSP gave credit for implementing this Bill to ST/SC people of the country "which includes BSP supporters too, who successfully conducted Bharat Bandh on 2 April and pressurised the Centre and the BJP govt to retain the earlier provisions of the Bill."

  • 09:47 (IST)

    Here are the Bills listed for debate in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha today

  • 09:39 (IST)

    Narendra Modi, Amit Shah arrive for BJP Parliamentary meet

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and Union Ministers Ananth Kumar, Arjun Ram Meghwal and Union minister Prakash Javadekar arrive for BJP Parliamentary party meeting at Parliament library building.

Parliament Monsoon Session Latest Updates: As the Lok Sabha discussed The Supplementary Demands for Grants, TDP MP Murali Mohan Maganti lashed out at the Narendra Modi over the demand for special status for Andhra Pradesh. "This is the last chance for this Union government to allocate sufficient funds. The NDA is showing indifference to the state and its people. Power comes and goes but the will of the country is a fair thing for consideration. Further, most of the revenue comes from the southern states," he said.

Venkaiah Naidu expresses disappointment over members causing disruptions to the proceedings of the House as Opposition continues its sloganeering. Rajya Sabha is adjourned for the day after it reconvenes at 3 pm as Naidu calls TMC members' storming of Well an 'attack on democracy'.

Amit Shah says Narendra Modi government is working very hard for farmers, Dalits and tribals as Opposition storms the Well. On the issue of shelter home abuse cases, Rajnath Singh tells Lok Sabha the issue is 'serious' and no accused will be spared. Speaker says it is a serious and sensitive issue and every parliamentarian should check if the shelter homes are being properly run in our constituencies. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge says under any circumstances the issue must not be politicised. Protesting over the Deoria shelter homes incident in Uttar Pradesh and Muzaffarpur shelter home incident in Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Samajwadi Party have issued an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha. MPs of RJD and SP were seen protesting outside Parliament House on Tuesday.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress held separate parliamentary party meeting ahead of Parliament session on Tuesday. Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other party leaders including Jyotiraditya Scindia, KC Venugopal and Ranjeet Ranjan arrived for Congress Parliamentary Party meeting. The Congress hopes to corner the government over Rafale deal, corruption, unemployment issues among others.

On Tuesday, Rajya Sabha is likely going to discuss the recent increase in the Minimum Support Prices for Kharif crops and challenges in the agricultural sector. The National Sports University Bill, 2018, Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018 and Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018 will also be taken up.

The Parliament on Monday passed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 which ensures stringent punishment for those convicted of raping girls below 12 years of age.
The bill was passed in the Lok Sabha last month and on Monday it was unanimously passed in Rajya Sabha by voice vote.

New Delhi: A view of Parliament House on the eve of Monsoon Session of Parliament , in New Delhi on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore) (PTI7_17_2018_000139B)

New Delhi: A view of Parliament House on the eve of Monsoon Session of Parliament , in New Delhi on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore) (PTI7_17_2018_000139B)

After the bill was passed in the Parliament, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told ANI, "Both houses of the Parliament have passed Criminal Law Amendment Bill and now we will ensure that this act takes effect in the manner in which it has been envisaged. There are various other steps taken to ensure speedy trial."

The bill will now replace the Criminal Law Ordinance, promulgated by President Ram Nath Kovind on April 22. In the light of an increase in incidents of rape of minors, the Union Cabinet on April 21 approved a number of measures to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 stipulates a minimum jail term of 20 years which may go up to life in prison or death sentence, for the rape of a girl under 12 years. While perpetrators involved in the gangrape of a girl below 12 years of age will get life imprisonment or death.

In case of rape of a girl below 16 years, the minimum punishment has been increased from 10 to 20 years and it is extendable to life imprisonment. The punishment for the gang-rape of a girl below 16 years of age will invariably be imprisonment for the rest of the life of the convict.

The cabinet also decided to put in place a number of measures for speedy investigation and trial of rape cases. It has also provided for a six-month time limit for disposal of appeals in rape cases.

As per the bill, fast-track special courts will be set up to exclusively deal with rape cases. Apart from this, only a woman judge will hear the rape case and a woman police officer will record the statement of rape victims.

On Monday, the Lok Sabha was briefly adjourned for 10 minutes on Monday after Congress and other Opposition members created a ruckus in the Lok Sabha over the alleged sexual exploitation of girls at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur.

During the Zero Hour, Congress leader Ranjeet Ranjan wanted to talk about the case and was allowed by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. After Ranjan, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) member Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav also spoke about the same issue.

With inputs from PTI


Updated Date: Aug 07, 2018 17:11 PM

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