Parliament LIVE Updates: The Lok Sabha reconvened with more sloganeering by Congress and AIADMK members. Amid the din, Health Minister JP Nadda introduced the surrogacy bill, after which TMC's Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar spoke on the matter, saying "fashion surrogacy" must be stopped and calling for a public debate on the bill.
The House was adjourned earlier amid more 'JPC' sloganeering by Congress leaders. After Mallikarjun Kharge said an inquiry will "fix accountability" and protests growing louder, the House was adjourned till 2 pm.
Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the House for the day, saying it is 'clear you don't want the House to run and I don't want people to see this. The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till noon. When the sessions commenced for day 7 of the Winter Session of Parliament, the atmosphere is peaceful in the Upper House, but Speaker Sumitra Mahajan was conducting the proceedings in the Lower House amid sloganeering and ruckus.
The Congress and the CPM have given an adjournment notice for today even as proceedings in both Houses of Parliament were disrupted for the sixth consecutive day on Tuesday over various issues, including the Rafale fighter jets deal.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Congress give adjournment motion notices in Lok Sabha over the Rafale deal and demonetisation respectively. The adjournment notice is handed to request an Adjournment Motion, which is the procedure for adjournment of the business of the House for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance, which can be moved with the consent of the Speaker.
However, the debate is unlikely to continue with both Congress and BJP sparring over the induction of French made Rafale fighter jest in Indian Air Force. The Congress has alleged that the government struck a deal to buy overpriced jets and randomly assigned offset partners to help its businessman friends. The BJP, meanwhile, is buoyed by a Supreme Court order which refused to look into the defence deal.
In the legislative business, the government will try to move and pass the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2018, The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, and The Nationa Medical CommissionBill, 2017 amid others.
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Updated Date: Dec 19, 2018 15:49 PM