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Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm tomorrow; joint session to be held on occasion of Constitution Day on Tuesday
  • 14:34 (IST)

    Congress to boycott special sitting tomorrow

    According to Times Now, the Congress party is likely to boycott the Constitution Day special sitting of both Houses, that is slated to be held tomorrow. 

  • 14:19 (IST)

    Joint session of both Houses of Parliament to be held tomorrow on the occasion of Constitution Day 

  • 14:17 (IST)

    Lok Sabha LIVE update

    Ruckus ensues post-lunch, LS adjourns for the day

    The moment the Lower House assembly post-lunch, ruckus ensues in the Lok Sabha with Opposition MP's resorting to sloganeering against the ongoing developments in Maharashtra. Lok Sabha Chairman Meenakshi Leekhi adjourned the House till 2 pm tomorrow. 

  • 14:11 (IST)

    Lok Sabha LIVE update

    Lok Sabha adjourns for the day 

  • 14:10 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha LIVE update

    Rajya Sabha adjourns for the day

    The Upper House of Parliament gets adjourned till 2 pm on Tuesday. After reassembling for the second half of the day, heckling by the Opposition parties continue, forcing Deputy Speaker Harivansh Narayan Singh to adjourn all proceeding of the House till tomorrow. 

  • 14:05 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha LIVE updates

    Heckling continue in Upper House as Deputy Speaker tries to get the House in order

  • 13:55 (IST)

    Both Houses of Parliament to re-assemble shorty

  • 13:43 (IST)

    Lok Sabha LIVE update

    Congress MP Jothimani files complaint to Speaker over 'manhandling'

    Congress members jostled with the marshals in the Lok Sabha when they stormed the Well of the House carrying placards, leading to adjournment of Parliament proceedings.

    Congress MP from Tamil Nadu Jothimani alleged that she was "manhandled". "It is sad that Ramya Haridas and I were manhandled, we have lodged a complaint with the speaker," she told reporters.

    Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also said that what he saw in the House was unprecedented and Congress MPs were "pushed around". "It is a testing time for us. We have to decide whether we let democracy or authoritarianism prevail in this country," he said.

    Sources said Speaker Om Birla sought an apology from two Kerala MPs — PN Prathapan and MP Hibi Eden — for storming the Well of the House.

  • 13:23 (IST)

    Lok Sabha LIVE update

    BJP slams Congress for 'unruly behaviour'

    The BJP on Monday attacked the Congress for "unruly" behaviour of its MPs in Lok Sabha and asked all parties to come together to maintain Parliament's sanctity and great tradition.

    Speaking to reporters, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad hit out at the opposition party soon after Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned due to vehement opposition by Congress members over the swearing-in of a BJP government in Maharashtra. Prasad also said that it is the Congress, not the BJP, which "murdered" democracy in the state.

    The minister asserted that popular mandate was in favour of a BJP-Shiv Sena government under Devendra Fadnavis but the Congress "stole" it by joining hands with the Sena which, he added, is driven by political greed and opportunism.

    -PTI

  • 13:05 (IST)

    Lok Sabha LIVE update

    Women parliamentarians 'manhandled' in LS, says Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

    Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury alleged that women parliamentarians were "manhandled" in the Lok Sabha when they were protesting in the Well of the House over the Maharashtra government formation.

    Congress members jostled with the marshals in the Lok Sabha when they stormed the Well of the House carrying placards, leading to adjournment of Parliament proceedings.

    "Security personnel manhandled our women parliamentarians. We have never experienced this inside Parliament. We will be waiting to see what action is been taken against responsible people,"

    -PTI

  • 12:51 (IST)

    Lok Sabha LIVE update

    BJP slams 'unruly behaviour' of MP's

    Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad slammed Congress MLAs for their behaviour in Lok Sabha on Monday. A section of Congress MPs clashed with Lok Sabha marshals during question hour on after Speaker Om Birla ordered them to be removed from the House.  There were black banners sported the slogan "stop murder of democracy" while placards had messages like "save Constitution" and "save democracy".

  • 12:45 (IST)

    Lok Sabha LIVE update

    Women MPs allege of manhandling by marshals

    According to multiple reports, women MPs Jyotimani and Remya Haridas have alleged that they were manhandled by the marshals and have registered a complaint with the Speaker.

    A section of Congress MPs clashed with Lok Sabha marshals during question hour on Monday after Speaker Om Birla ordered them to be removed from the House.  As members of the Congress raised slogans and carried placards, what invited Speaker Om Birla's ire was a big banner that two MPs held across the Well.

    The black banner sported the slogan "stop murder of democracy" while placards had messages like "save Constitution" and "save democracy". After his warnings went unheeded, the Speaker ordered removal of two Congress members Hibi Eden and T N Prathapan- who were holding the banner, by marshals.

    However, the two MPS were joined by other Congress members in resisting their eviction from the House and were seen jostling with marshals, prompting the Speaker to adjourn the House till 2 pm.

  • 12:31 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha LIVE update

    Important bills listed in Upper House today

    Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will move and seek to withdraw the International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha that provides for the establishment of an authority to develop and regulate the financial services market in the International Financial Services Centres in India. She is to take up the same bill in Lok Sabha too.

    The second bill of importance in the Rajya Sabha is the Transgender Bill. BJP leader Thaawarchand Gehlot is to move The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 for further consideration and to be passed. The Bill pertains to providing protection of rights of transgender persons and their welfare and has been passed by the Lok Sabha.

  • 12:18 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha LIVE update

    RS marshals shed military-style uniform for in Indian attire

    A week after their military-style uniforms created a controversy, Rajya Sabha marshals on Monday were again back in traditional Indian attire but without the 'pagri'. The two marshals, who flank the Chair, came to the House wearing dark coloured Indian bandhgalas, a dress that a Congress member remarked was "very smart."

    The marshals were seen in military-style outfits with caps in place of traditional Indian attire comprising turbans when the Rajya Sabha's landmark 250th session opened last Monday.

    While the dress code of the marshals had changed, the uniform of nearly a dozen ushers who stand at the back of each row to fetch papers and assist MPs had remained unchanged. They had continued to don Indian attire with a pointed pagri or headgear. The uniform of ushers remained unchanged on Monday.

    -PTI 

  • 12:01 (IST)

    Lok Sabha LIVE update

     

    Lok Sabha further adjourned till 2 pm 

  • 11:58 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha LIVE update

    Recap: Opposition stall functioning of RS, House adjourned till 2 pm

    Rajya Sabha proceedings were on Monday adjourned till 2 pm after the Congress and other opposition parties stalled the functioning of the House over developments in Maharashtra.

     
     

    Congress, Left, DMK and other opposition members were up on their feet shouting anti-BJP slogans after Chairman M​ Venkaiah Naidu rejected notices by opposition members under Rule 267 seeking setting aside of the business to take up the issue.

    Naidu barred any comments made by opposition members to go on record but allowed Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi who made a statement instead of raising a point of order.

    But an unrelenting opposition continued shouting slogans, leading to Naidu adjourning proceedings till 2 pm.

  • 11:52 (IST)

    Lok Sabha LIVE update

    Important bills listed in Lower House today

    Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will move two bills in Lok Sabha today. One is the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill which seeks to further amend the Income-tax Act of 1961 and to amend the Finance (No 2) Act, 2019. According to PRS Legislative, The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill provides for the reduction in rates of corporate income tax as an additional fiscal stimulus to attract investment, generate employment and boost growth.

    The second bill is that of the International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019 that seeks to provide for the establishment of an authority to develop and regulate the financial services market in the international financial services centres in India.

    Apart from these two bills, a delegation of the Opposition leaders comprising of Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary, Saugata Roy, NK Premchandran, Manish Tewari and Shashi Tharoor will move the House against the government ban on e-cigarettes. 

  • 11:33 (IST)

    Lok Sabha LIVE update

    Speaker orders removal of two Congress MPs as ruckus ensues in Lower House

    Congress members in Lok Sabha on Monday stormed the well carrying placards to protest the swearing-in of a BJP-led government in Maharashtra, leading to adjournment of House proceedings till noon.

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said democracy has been murdered in Maharashtra. Speaker Om Birla ordered the removal of two Congress members Hibi Eden and T N Prathapan- who were holding a big banner with 'stop murder of democracy slogan - by marshals.

    Intense protests by Congress members resisting their removal prompted the Speaker to adjourn the House 12 pm. 

    -PTI

  • 11:27 (IST)

    Lok Sabha LIVE Update

    Democracy murdered in Maharashtra, says Congress' Rahul Gandhi

    Leading the Opposition charge against the Centre over Maharashtra government formation, Congress' Rahul Gandhi asked the first question in the Lok Sabha during Question Hour, and said: " I wanted to ask a question in the House but it doesn't make any sense to ask a question right now as democracy has been murdered." 

    Chants of "Samvidhan ki Hatya Bandh Karo," and other slogans were heard across both the House as leaders abandon their seats, standing up and brought chaos upon the proceedings of the Houses. Following which, both Houses have been adjourned.  

  • 11:18 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha LIVE Update: 

    Upper House adjourned till 2 pm

    After the adjournment of Lok Sabha till 12 pm, the Rajya Sabha has also been adjourned the House till 2 pm after ruckus ensues in Parliament amid Opposition's uproar against the Centre over the situation in Maharashtra government formation. 

  • 11:12 (IST)

    Lok Sabha LIVE Update

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 pm 

  • 11:10 (IST)

    Lok Sabha LIVE update

    Keep quiet or you will be thrown out, warns Speaker 

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla tries to settle the Lower House warning protesting MLAs to stop yelling slogans and sit down or they "will be thrown out". 

  • 11:04 (IST)

    Sonia Gandhi leads protests outside Parliament

    Congress chief Sonia Gandhi finally broke her silence on the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra, and called it a "murder of the democracy." She is currently holding protests outside the Parliament with other party leaders against the Centre's move of forming Mahrashtra government with NCP's Ajit Pawar in a dramatic turn of events that spun overnight over the weekend. 

  • 11:00 (IST)

     NCP-Cong-Shiv Sena alliance 'totally intact': KC Venugopal

    Senior Congress leader KC Venugopal, who was a part of the Congress' Parliamentary Strategy Group meeting held earlier today, says that the NCP-Cong-Shiv Sena alliance is 'totally intact'. The Congress is expected to raise the issue of the political 'coup' in Maharashtra after the unprecedented swearing-in of BJP's Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister, NCP's Ajit Pawar as deputy chief minister on Saturday. 

    Click here for LIVE Updates on Maharashtra government formation

  • 10:58 (IST)

    Will stall proceedings in both Houses, says Congress

    Congress leader K Suresh, said the party MPs will stall proceedings in both Houses of the Parliament on Monday over the issue of government formation in Maharashtra. "We will seriously raise issue of Maharashtra. We will stall proceedings in both Houses. Govt is killing democracy from Arunachal to Goa, now Karnataka and then Maharashtra. We have already discussed with like-minded parties," ANI quoted him as saying. 

  • 10:56 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha LIVE update

    DMK, CPM give suspension notice in Upper House

    Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) have given Suspension of Business Notice under rule 267 in Rajya Sabha over 'Undemocratic events in the state of Maharashtra for Government formation'

  • 10:52 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha LIVE update

    Upper House to resume discussion on Transgender Bill

    The second bill of importance in the Rajya Sabha is the Transgender Bill. BJP leader Thaawarchand Gehlot is to move The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 for further consideration and to be passed. The Bill pertains to providing protection of rights of transgender persons and their welfare and has been passed by the Lok Sabha

  • 10:51 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha LIVE Update

    FM move to withdraw International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill in RS

    Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will move and seek to withdraw The International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019 that provides for the establishment of an authority to develop and regulate the financial services market in the International Financial Services Centres in India. She is to take up the same bill in Lok Sabha too.

  • 10:39 (IST)

    Congress holds meeting over Maharashtra situation ​before Parliament session 

    Before the start of the proceedings in Parliament, Congress president Sonia Gandhi had called a meeting of senior leaders at 9.15 am at her residence in Delhi to discuss the strategy to be adopted in both the Houses in the wake of Maharashtra developments. All three alliance parties — Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress — are expected to raise the issue of the Maharashtra government formation.

    Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, K Suresh,  KC Venugopal, among others were present at the meeting held at Gandhi's 10 Janpath residence.

  • 10:35 (IST)

    Opposition likely to raise issue of Maharashtra govt formation in both Houses

    The Opposition, led by the Congress, is likely to raise the issue of government formation in Maharashtra in both the Houses of Parliament today after the BJP pulled off a midnight coup and staged a surprise comeback in Maharashtra. On Saturday, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis was administered an oath, along with NCP's Ajit Pawar s deputy chief minister by the governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, in an unprecedented move. 

    Click here for LIVE Updates on Maharashtra government formation

Parliament LATEST Updates: Joint session of both Houses of Parliament to be held tomorrow on the occasion of Constitution Day. The moment the Lower House assembly post-lunch, ruckus ensues in the Lok Sabha with Opposition MP's resorting to sloganeering against the ongoing developments in Maharashtra. Lok Sabha Chairman Meenakshi Leekhi adjourned the House till 2 pm tomorrow. The Upper House of Parliament gets adjourned till 2 pm on 26 November. After reassembling for the second half of the day, heckling by the Opposition parties continue, forcing Deputy Speaker Harivansh Narayan Singh to adjourn all proceeding of the House till tomorrow.

The BJP attacked the Congress for "unruly" behaviour of its MPs in Lok Sabha and asked all parties to come together to maintain Parliament's sanctity and great tradition. Speaking to reporters, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad hit out at the opposition party soon after Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned due to vehement opposition by Congress members over the swearing-in of a BJP government in Maharashtra. Prasad also said that it is the Congress, not the BJP, which "murdered" democracy in the state.

The minister asserted that popular mandate was in favour of a BJP-Shiv Sena government under Devendra Fadnavis but the Congress "stole" it by joining hands with the Sena which, he added, is driven by political greed and opportunism.

 

According to multiple reports, women MPs Jyotimani and Remya Haridas have alleged that they were manhandled by the marshals and have registered a complaint with the Speaker. A section of Congress MPs clashed with Lok Sabha marshals during question hour on Monday after Speaker Om Birla ordered them to be removed from the House. As members of the Congress raised slogans and carried placards, what invited Speaker Om Birla's ire was a big banner that two MPs held across the Well.

Rajya Sabha proceedings were on Monday adjourned till 2 pm after the Congress and other opposition parties stalled the functioning of the House over developments in Maharashtra. Lok Sabha gets further adjourned to 2 pm. Earlier in the day, Congress members in Lok Sabha stormed the well carrying placards to protest the swearing-in of a BJP-led government in Maharashtra, leading to adjournment of House proceedings till noon.

Congress members in Lok Sabha on Monday stormed the well carrying placards to protest the swearing-in of a BJP-led government in Maharashtra, leading to adjournment of House proceedings till noon. Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm. Speaker Om Birla ordered the removal of two Congress members Hibi Eden and T N Prathapan- who were holding a big banner with 'stop murder of democracy slogan - by marshals. Intense protests by Congress members resisting their removal prompted the Speaker to adjourn the House 12 pm

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi finally broke her silence on the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra, and called it a "murder of the democracy." She is currently holding protests outside the Parliament with other party leaders against the Centre's move of forming Mahrashtra government with NCP's Ajit Pawar in a dramatic turn of events that spun overnight over the weekend. Meanwhile, Lok Sabha was adjourned till 12 pm.

While the Opposition's is likely to attack the Centre over government formation in Maharashtra, which is to be the dominated discourse in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha on Monday, here are some of the other bills and matters listed before the Upper House. Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will move and seek to withdraw The International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019 that provides for the establishment of an authority to develop and regulate the financial services market in the International Financial Services Centres in India. She is to take up the same bill in Lok Sabha too.

Meanwhile, the Congress party on Monday has given adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha on Monday over the political situation in Maharashtra following the unanticipated oath-taking ceremony of BJP's Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister and NCP's Ajit Pawar as his deputy. Following, Congress, CPI's Rajya Sabha MP Binoy Viswam has given a suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 over 'Maharashtra government formation'.

The second bill of importance in the Rajya Sabha is the Transgender Bill. BJP leader Thaawarchand Gehlot is to move The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 for further consideration and to be passed. The Bill pertains to providing protection of rights of transgender persons and their welfare and has been passed by the Lok Sabha.

 Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm tomorrow; joint session to be held on occasion of Constitution Day on Tuesday

Winter session of Parliament. PTI

Meanwhile, in the Lok Sabha, Sitharaman at the Lower House will move two bills— The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill and The International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019 to provide for the establishment of an authority to develop and regulate the financial services market in the international financial services centres in India.

According to PRS Legislative, The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill provides for the reduction in rates of corporate income tax as an additional fiscal stimulus to attract investment, generate employment and boost growth. provides for the establishment of an authority to develop and regulate the financial services market in the International Financial Services Centres set up in Special Economic Zones in India. The bill was introduced in Upper House by the Piyush Goyal, on 12 February  2019. This bill was slated to be introduced in the Lok Sabha only after its withdrawal from the Rajya Sabha. Approval for the same was granted by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).

The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill provides for a reduction in rates of corporate income tax as an additional fiscal stimulus to attract investment, generate employment and boost growth.

The other bill listed for today is by the ban of e-cigarette bill. Union minister Harsh Vardhan to move The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Bill, 2019. The bill seeks to prohibit the production, manufacture, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertisement of electronic cigarettes in the interest of public health.

The last session of parliament on 22 November saw for the second consecutive day, air pollution was discussed at length in the Lok Sabha, while electoral bonds were discussed in the Rajya Sabha. The issue of electoral bonds resonated not just inside Parliament but also outside it, as Congress MPs held a protest outside the building holding placards that read "Electoral bonds — the new name of corruption" and "Break your silence, prime minister."

Environment minister Prakash Javadekar gave a detailed statement in the Lok Sabha on air pollution, a day after he spoke on the issue in the Rajya Sabha. Javadekar on Friday said a mass movement is needed to tackle the problem.

Meanwhile, the ongoing protests by students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) also became the subject of heated debate in the Rajya Sabha. The issue has been highlighted in Parliament throughout the week, since the beginning of the Winter Session on Monday.

Immediately after this, Prabhat Jha of the BJP raised the issue of "defacement" of a yet-to-be-unveiled statue of Swami Vivekananda on the JNU campus. He then went on to raise issue of alleged anti-India slogans being raised by students of JNU and demanded the central government's oversight of activities in JNU. This was strongly countered by Left members. Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu first cut short Ragesh, who was speaking on the police action on JNU students and after Jha had spoken, said that only submission on the JNU fee hike and defacement of the Vivekananda statue was admitted.

 Ragesh said JNU students have been protesting for over one month demanding rollback of the fee hike and restoration of democratic rights on campus. He asked why civil liberties were being "suppressed" after declaring an "undeclared emergency". JNU students during a march to Parliament were lathi-charged by police and student leaders have taken to the police station and brutally beaten up, he alleged.

As he demanded a judicial probe into the police action, Naidu cut him short, saying he had not spoken on the subject admitted: fee hike. Ragesh's mike was switched off even though there was time remaining of his allotted three minutes. Jha was called next, who said that Vivekananda's statue was painted red and 'go away' saffron slogan painted. As Left party members countered his contention, he alleged that JNU has over the past five years witnessed anti-India sloganeering such as "Bharat tere tukde honge". He was countered by Left parties but was allowed to continue his submission.

'Electoral bonds threat to democracy'

The Opposition asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come clean on the allegations surrounding the electoral bonds scheme and accused the government of legalising corruption.

Opposition parties led by the Congress, which protested in Parliament premises and described the issue as a "threat to democracy", sought to raise the matter in the Rajya Sabha but were not allowed to do by the Chair.

The CPM along with the CPI also hit out at the government over the issue of electoral bonds and said it was "legalised political corruption".

Several senior Congress leaders, including Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Anand Sharma, Shashi Tharoor and Manish Tewari, protested against the government inside Parliament House premises.

Tewari said there should be a discussion in the House. "These electoral bonds are a threat to democracy," he told reporters.

Bill to ban e-cigarettes introduced in LS
A bill to ban the production, import and sale of electronic cigarettes and similar products was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Bill, 2019, seeks to replace an ordinance issued on 18 September.

The bill was introduced by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.

The bill makes the manufacturing, production, import, export, distribution, transport, sale, storage or advertisements of such alternative smoking devices a cognisable offence, attracting a jail term and a fine. First-time violators will face a jail term of up to one year and a fine of Rs 1 lakh. For subsequent offences, a jail term of up to three years or a fine of Rs 5 lakh, or both, according to the ordinance.

With inputs from agencies

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Updated Date: Nov 25, 2019 14:57:33 IST