Parliament Session Live: Parliament logjam is likely to end as Centre and INDIA bloc MPs have decided to discuss the Manipur issue under section 167. The opposition parties have dropped the demand for PM Narendra Modi's statement on Manipur violence and they now want a detailed discussion regardind the issue.
Meanwhile, The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023, which will replace an ordinance promulgated for handling the transfers and postings of senior officers in the city government.
The Bill sailed through the Lower House of Parliament easily as the BJP-led NDA has the majority. The Bill was passed by voice vote.
YSRCP and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) also supported the Bill which will be tabled in Rajya Sabha now where the NDA does not have the majority.
Parliament session: INDIA bloc demands a debate on Manipur on Tuesday
Refusing to agree with Parliament's offers to discuss Manipur on 11 August, INDIA bloc demands a debate on Tuesday
Parliament session: ‘Opposition only wants to do politics over this issue (Manipur)’
Taking a dig at the opposition, LJP (Ramvilas) leader said, "It appears that the opposition only wants to do politics over this issue (Manipur) and they don't intend to find any solution. We could have arrived at some conclusion if the House would have been allowed to function and discuss the issue"
Parliament sssion: Inter-Services Organisations bill tabled
Lok Sabha tables Inter-Services Organisations (Command, Control and Discipline) Bill. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says "This bill is an important step towards integration and jointness in the three wings of our Armed Forces so that they will be able to face the challenges of the future in a united and integrated manner"
Delhi ordinance bill, data protection bill in Rajya Sabha next week
Delhi ordinance bill, data protection bill in Rajya Sabha next week
Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon
Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for about 30 minutes till 12 noon amid a ruckus between ruling and opposition benches as both sides insisted on taking up their respective issues.
BJP MPs wanted to raise the law and order situation in Congress-ruled Rajasthan, while the opposition wanted a discussion on the Manipur situation by suspending the scheduled business of the day under Rule 267 of the House.
Soon after the listed papers were tabled, Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar said he has received 48 notices to suspend the scheduled business and take up matters mentioned therein.
In the meantime, there was an uproar among BJP members.
Leader of the House Piyush Goyal said atrocities were being committed against girls and women in Rajasthan and there was a "total breakdown" of the law and order in the state.
He demanded a short discussion on the issue.
When the Chair asked for guidance from Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge, there was again an uproar by the treasury benches. The opposition too protested.
Kharge again insisted that the Manipur issue should be taken up and asked the BJP to raise the Rajasthan issue in the state Assembly.
As both sides were protesting, Dhankhar adjourned the proceedings till 12 noon.
Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned till 12 noon due to opposition protests over Manipur issue
Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned till 12 noon due to opposition protests over Manipur issue
Parliament session: Piyush Goyal demands a discussion on atrocities against women in Rajasthan
Leader of House Piyush Goyal demands a discussion on atrocities against women in Rajasthan under rule 176 in Rajya Sabha.
Treasury Bench MPs sloganeer demanding discussion on Rajasthan in the House.
Parliament: BJP issues three-line whip to its Lok Sabha MPs next week
Bharatiya Janata Party issues three-line whip to its Lok Sabha MPs from 7th August to 11th August to be present in the House and support Government's stand and bills.
Delhi ordinance bill: ‘They could not put their stance forward,’ says Anurag Thakur
On Opposition, Union Minister Anurag Thakur says, "...On the Delhi Bill, they could not put their stance forward. It was clear that till now the Opposition has only worked to eyewash the people of the country. They have wasted the time and money of the country. It was decided from the very first day that a discussion on Manipur will happen. Why is the Opposition running? This is because they don't have an argument or the facts..."
Parliament offers to discuss Manipur on 11 August
Parliament offers to discuss Manipur on 11 August
Delhi services bill will not stand (legality test) in the Supreme Court: AAP MP
Reacting to Lok Sabha passing Delhi services bill, AAP MP Sanjay Azad "Delhi Services bill is against the Constitution. This bill will not stand (legality test) in the Supreme Court"
Parliament session: INDIA floor leaders to meet to chalk out the strategy. Watch
I.N.D.I.A alliance parties leaders meet at the office of LoP Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, in Parliament House, today.
Parliament session: List of bills to be tabled on Friday
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will present the Inter-Services Organisations (Command, Control and Discipline) Bill,2023 on Friday in Lok Sabha.
The bill seeks to empower the Commander-in-Chief or the Officer-in-Command of Inter-services Organisations in respect of service personnel who are subject to the Air Force Act, 1950, the Army Act, 1950 and the Navy Act, 1957, who are serving under or attached to his command, for the maintenance of discipline and proper discharge of their duties, and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto, be taken into consideration.
According to the legislative business listed for the day in Lok Sabha, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will present the Indian Institutes of Management (Amendment) Bill, 2023.
Various Private members' bills will be introduced in both Houses.
In Lok Sabha, BJP MP Poonam Mahajan will introduce a Bill further to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, of 1960.
AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi will introduce a bill to protect the right to the privacy of individuals by prohibiting technologies that use facial recognition and remote biometric surveillance for matters connected therewith.
DMK MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi will introduce a Bill to provide for the establishment of a National Climate Change Authority for an efficient mechanism to plan, monitor and achieve the net zero emission targets by the year 2070 and for the effective mitigation and adaptation of Climate Change and for matters connected with.
Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi will move a Bill to amend the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Area Act, 2021.
Meanwhile, in Rajya Sabha, CPI MP Binoy Viswam will introduce a Bill to prevent superstitious practices and bring social awakening and awareness in the society against such evil practices and create a healthy and safe social environment with mutual trust and understanding among the people.
Delhi ordinance bill: ‘BJP can never form government in Delhi so they want to make administration ineffective’
Reacting to Lok Sabha passing Delhi services bill on Thursday, AAP MP Raghav Chadha said “They (BJP) have realised that they can never form a government in Delhi after the emergence of Arvind Kejriwal and that's why they have decided to make government administration ineffective and impotent"
Delhi ordinance bill: Full statehood and the given powers are two separate things, says INDIA bloc MP
Reacting to Amit Shah speech on Delhi ordinance, Congress MP Pramod Tiwari said, "The only way out from the problems created by BJP for the country is through the path of Nehru and Patel...Yesterday, he (Union Home Minister Amit Shah) accepted that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru never wanted full statehood (for Delhi). Full statehood and the given powers are two separate things...But I want to reiterate and tell Amit Shah that he should not misquote such a big figure..."
Parliament session: I will respond to the notice as per law, Raghav Chadha on privilege notice
Responding on privilege notice against him moved by BJP, AAP Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha said on Friday, “I will respond to the notice as per law. Privilege notice was brought against many big leaders in the past, I feel proud that I have now joined the list of such leaders"
Parliament session: INDIA floor leaders to meet to chalk out the strategy
INDIA parties floor leaders will hold a meeting today at 10am in the office of LoP Rajya Sabha in Parliament, to chalk out the strategy for the floor of the house.
Parliament session: Manoj Jha, Raghav Chandha give Suspension of Business notice in Rajya Sabha
RJD MP Manoj Jha and AAP MP Raghav Chandha give Suspension of Business notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 to discuss the situation in Manipur.
Delhi ordinance bill can be stopped…, INDIA MPs on their strategy in the Parliament
The INDIA bloc MPs are hopeful that the Delhi ordinance bill can be stopped in the Rajya Sabha and BJP-led NDA government does not have a majority in the upper house.
"They (government) have a majority in Lok Sabha, however, it's a different situation in Rajya Sabha. Therefore, we will discuss over it (Delhi services bill) and demand voting too. We are hopeful to stop the bill in Rajya Sabha," says Congress leader Pramod Tiwari told PTI on Thursday. (Read here)
Parliament session: ‘Sir, I’m married for more than 45 years…’ Dhankar, Kharge's banter in Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha on Thursday witnessed a banter between the Leader of Opposition in the Upper House Mallikarjun Kharge and Chairman Jagdeep Dhankar that led to a rare laugh in the Parliament amid a logjam over a number of issues, including the violence in Manipur.
Malliarjun Kharge, while speaking in the House said that the Chairman looks angry with the Opposition.
“You ask me to speak and make me sit in two seconds and this is happening again and again. I don't know why. Now, you have asked to make a way out. 176 notice was given on the same day, and 267 was also given on the same day. I do not understand why the discussion under rule 267 has become an issue of prestige. You also said that a reason should be a reason there to have a discussion under rule 267, I told you the reason. I requested you yesterday, but you seemed in anger," Kharge said.
However, Dhankhar’s reply to Kharge’s remark triggered laughter in the House.
“I am married for more than 45 years, sir…" this was the reply which lightened the mood of the Rajya Sabha amid all the heated exchanges between the Opposition and Treasury Benches.
“Sir, I am married for more than 45 years. I never get angry (Main kabhi gussa nahi krta). Trust me. Mr Chidambram is a very distinguished senior advocate who will know that as a senior advocate, we have no right to show our anger at least to the authorise. You are an authority, sir. Please modify your statement," Dhankhar said.
The LoP in the Upper House also did not miss his chance to answer to the Chairman once again, saying, “You might not show your anger, but it is understood that you get angry from inside."
To this, MPs, including the Chairman burst into laughter.
Parliament session: List of bills today
- Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to move The Inter-Services Organisations (Command, Control and Discipline) Bill, 2023 in Lok Sabha today.
- Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to move The Indian Institutes of Management (Amendment) Bill, 2023 in the House today.
Can Delhi ordinance bill win the number test in Rajya Sabha?
The Delhi ordinance bill is expected to comfortably pass the half-way mark in Rajya Sabha after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal assured the Centre that they will support the bill.
While the BJP-led NDA lacks a full majority in the Rajya Sabha, the backing of BJD, which has nine MPs in Rajya Sabha, and YSR Congress Party of Jagan Reddy, which has nine members in Rajya Sabha and 22 in Lok Sabha, ensure the bill can now easily attain the required support.
On Thursday, the Bill sailed through the Lower House of Parliament easily as the BJP-led NDA has the majority. The Bill was passed by voice vote. (Read here)
Parliament logjam ends? Centre, INDIA bloc find ‘middle path’, to discuss Manipur under Rule 167
The deadlock over discussing the Manipur situation seems close to resolution, as the opposition dropped their demand for a statement from the Prime Minister. They now seek a debate in Rajya Sabha under Rule 167 with a concluding resolution.
As per sources close to Hindustan Times, talks are ongoing between government and opposition to address related issues, and the discussion is anticipated to take place at thee Rajya Sabha on August 11, the monsoon session's last day. Union Home Minister Amit Shah is expected to respond to the debate. (Read here)
BJD backs Centre on Delhi Services Bill
With the Biju Janta Dal supporting National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on the Delhi Ordinance Bill and opposing the no-confidence motion, Odisha Congress on Wednesday attacked Naveen Patnaik-led party, saying that the move has “exposed" the relationship between BJP and BJD.
Addressing the press conference, Congress said, "The ruling party Biju Janata Dal (BJD) after supporting to centre on the Delhi Ordinance Bill and opposing the no-confidence motion, has clearly shown the internal bonding of these two parties BJP and BJD."
This Bill is against India's basic structure: AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi
AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi says, "They have a brute majority. We had beforehand said that this is an unconstitutional Bill. This Bill is against India's basic structure. Supreme Court had ruled against it earlier. I believe that when this goes to the Supreme Court, the Court will see this...Every party has their own strategy. We sat there and opposed the Bill."
This (Delhi Services) bill will end the miseries of the people of Delhi: Meenakshi Lekhi n Lok Sabha passing Delhi Services
"This (Delhi Services) bill will end the miseries of the people of Delhi," says Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi n Lok Sabha passing Delhi Services Bill.
The opposition didn't have a single word to say: Anurag Thakur on Delhi Services Bill getting Lok Sabha nod
"The opposition didn't have a single word to say. They only wasted the Parliament's time to save their alliance," says Union minister Anurag Thakur
on Delhi Services Bill getting Lok Sabha nod.
AAP's only Lok Sabha member suspended
The Lok Sabha on Thursday suspended newly-elected AAP member Sushil Kumar Rinku for the remaining part of the Monsoon session for unruly behaviour in the House.
As the Lok Sabha passed the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, Rinku came to the well of the house, tore some papers and threw them in the direction of Speaker Om Birla.
CM Kejriwal accuses BJP of backstabbing Delhi people
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday accused the BJP of backstabbing the people of the national capital after Lok Sabha passed a bill to replace an ordinance promulgated for handling the transfers and postings of senior officers in the city government.
Kejriwal lashed out at the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and urged people not to believe anything the PM says.
"BJP always promised to give full statehood to Delhi. In 2014, Modi himself said that on becoming the prime minister, he would give full statehood to Delhi. But today these people stabbed the people of Delhi in the back. Don't believe anything said by Modiji from now on," he said in a tweet in Hindi.
Opposition walks out, AAP MP tears copy of bill
As the bill was being passed, members of several opposition parties walked out of the Lok Sabha as a mark of protest.
AAP member Sushil Kumar Rinku, who tore a copy of the bill and thew it towards the chair, was subsequently suspended by Speaker Om Birla for the remaining part of the Monsoon session for unruly behaviour.
During his address, Shah also said the government was ready for a discussion on the situation in violence-hit Manipur for as long as the opposition wants and that he would respond to it.
Delhi ordinance bill passed after 4 hours debate
The Delhi Ordinance Bill or Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023 was passed in the Lok Sabha after a debate that went on for nearly four hours.
During this four hours Union Home Minister Amit Shah replied to all MPs.
He tore into the Opposition Alliance for joining hands against the central government's move to bring the bill, Shah predicted that once the bill is passed, the opposition alliance will collapse.
Shah made it clear that the central government has the power to make laws on Union territories and Delhi, being a Union Territory, the Centre enjoys full rights to make rules also.
What is Voice Voting in Lok Sabha?
Voice voting is a method of decision making in and by the Indian Parliament.
In this method, Member of Parliaments in favour of a decision call out “Ayes" and those opposed say “Noes".
All decisions in Parliament are taken by voting by MPs, whether it relates to extending working hours or passing a Bill.
What changes with Delhi Ordinance Bill?
The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023, which will replace an ordinance promulgated for handling the transfers and postings of senior officers in the city government, was passed in Lok Sabha on Thursday amid a walkout by opposition parties.
Parliament Session: AAP MP Sushil Kumar Rinku suspended
Lok Sabha suspends AAP member Sushil Kumar Rinku for remaining part of Monsoon session for unruly behaviour.
Lok Sabha passes Delhi Ordinance Bill by voice vote
Lok Sabha passes Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill-2023 to replace services ordinance by voice vote.
Parliament Session: Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi says ‘BJP leaders have become sleepless’
Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi, who filed the no confidence motion against PM Modi's gvernment over the Manipur violence case, said , "Since the formation of the I.N.D.I.A. alliance, the BJP leaders have become sleepless. PM Modi is criticising the I.N.D.I.A. alliance, instead of focusing on the Manipur issue...Union Home Minister Amit Shah's fear was clearly showcased in his statement today. This only shows that in the 2024 elections, the country & I.N.D.I.A. will win...After the formation of I.N.D.I.A., the ruling party remembered about their NDA alliance..."on Union Home Minister Amit Shah's statement in Lok Sabha
At Lok Sabha, Amit Shah attacks AAP government over “corruption”
The Lok Sabha on Thursday took up discussion on the Delhi Ordinance Bill.
Moving the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023 in the House, the Home Minister said there are provisions in the Constitution that allow the Centre to make laws for Delhi.
Amit Shah made a strong attack on the AAP government and said that the administrative arrangement in Delhi was working fine under various governments until a new party came to power in the national capital in 2015.
Taking a veiled dig at AAP, he said the aim of the party is not to work for people but to “fight" with the Centre.
He also targeted AAP and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over alleged corruption in the renovation of bungalows.
“In the year 2015, a party came to power in Delhi whose only motive was to fight, not serve...The problem is not getting right to do transfer postings, but getting control of the vigilance department to hide their corruption like building their bungalows," Amit Shah said.
AAP MP hits back at Amit Shah's ‘Kejriwal govt came to fight not serve’ remark
"Delhi government in itself is a unique example, which has improved the conditions of government schools & made it world-class...Medical treatment, water & electricity have been made free for the public...CM Arvind Kejriwal's work is appreciated all over the world," says AAP MP Sushil Gupta on Union Home Minister Amit Shah's statement that the party came to power in Delhi whose only motive was to fight, not serve.
Parliament Session: Deadlock remains
"Meetings were held to resolve the Parliament deadlock. However, the government is not ready to agree over certain things over which the opposition has a liberal attitude. This is the reason deadlock in Parliament is continuing," says Congress leader
Parliament Session: Pandit Nehru was opposed to give Delhi statehood, says Amit Shah
Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel, Rajaji, Rajendra Prasad and Dr Ambedkar were opposed to Delhi being given the status of a full state: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023, in Lok Sabha
Parliament Session: Amit Shah cites Pandit Nehru in defending Delhi Ordinance Bill
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, "Some sides claimed that the Centre does not have powers to make laws about Delhi," says Union minister Amit Shah on National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023 in Lok Sabha.
"Pandit Nehru, Sardar Patel, Rajaji (C Rajagopalachari), Rajendra Prasad and BR Ambedkar were against against the idea of Delhi being given the status of full statehood," he added.
Parliament session: 'Even after they've formed an alliance PM Modi will…', says Amit Shah
Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah who took the dais for speaking on the Delhi Ordinance Bill or the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023, said," Even after they've (the opposition) formed an alliance, Narendra Modi will become PM again with full majority..."
Parliament session: a party came to power in Delhi only motive was to fight, not serve..., says Amit Shah
In the year 2015, a party came to power in Delhi whose only motive was to fight, not serve...The problem is not getting right to do transfer postings, but getting control of the vigilance department to hide their corruption like building their bungalows, Amit Shah adds
Delhi ordinance bill: Parliament has the right to make laws, says Amit Shah
Speaking on the bill, Amit Shah says, this ordinance refers to the order of the Supreme Court which says that the Parliament has the right to make laws on any issue related to the National Capital Territory of Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Lok Sabha on Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023
Parliament session: Lok Sabha takes up Delhi ordinance bill for discussion
Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in Lok Sabha as the House takes up the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023 for consideration and passage
Parliament session: Opposition offers middle path to discuss Manipur
INDIA parties have offered a middle path solution to the Leader of the House to break the logjam and get a discussion on Manipur going in an uninterrupted manner in the Rajya Sabha. Hope the Modi government agrees, Jairam Ramesh tweets
Parliament session: Data protection bill tabled in Lok Sabha
Parliament session: Data protection bill tabled in Lok Sabha. Manish Tiwari, other floor leaders oppose the bill
Parliament Session: Manipur to be discussed under rule 167
Manipur to be discussed under rule 167
Parliament session: PM Modi should speak if he has respect towards women, says Congress MP Pramod Tiwari
Speaking on the Parliament logjam, Congress MP Pramod Tiwari said, "They (Central Govt) are ensuring that the Opposition cannot speak in the Parliament...What is the Opposition demanding? We are waiting to hear 'Manipur' from PM Modis's mouth. How can he do this?... If he has some attachment and respect towards women in the country then PM Modi should not just speak in Parliament but rather ask for cooperation from all..."
AAP MP gives notice in Rajya Sabha to raise issue of violence in Haryana's Nuh
On the eleventh day of the ongoing Monsoon session of Parliament, Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Gupta on Thursday sought to bring the incidents of violence in Haryana's Nuh district to the notice of the Upper House.
Violence broke out between two groups on July 31 in Haryana's Nuh district, on Monday that claimed the lives of six people including two Home Guards.
Following the violence, the security in the districts adjoining Nuh -- Faridabad, Palwal, and Gurugram-- were strengthened.
In a letter to Rajya Sabha General Secretary, the AAP Rajya Sabha MP said, "Sir, I wish to raise/renew my request to raise the following matter of Urgent Public Importance in the Rajya Sabha on August 3."
"The communal violence incidents that happened in Nuh area and later spread to Gurugram, resulting in the loss of life, loss of property," he stated.
"The situation is very serious. Such incidents should be stopped immediately by enforcing the law of the land. Those who are guilty should be brought to book," he added.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said that "justice" for the victims of Nuh violence will be ensured.
“Strict and decisive action will be taken against anyone found guilty of involvement in the Nuh violence. No one will be spared. Justice for the victims and their families will be ensured," Khattar said, adding no action will be taken against those who are innocent.
Calling the violence that broke out in Nuh as “unfortunate" he said that the incident had led to the deaths of six people, including four civilians and two home guard personnel.
“What happened in Nuh is unfortunate and this incident has resulted in the tragic loss of six lives, which includes two home guard personnel and four civilians. A number of individuals have sustained injuries and are currently receiving treatment at medical facilities such as Nalhar Hospital, Medanta Hospital in Gurugram, and other hospitals," Khattar said.
Haryana CM further said that 116 people have been arrested in connection with the incident as of now.
“As of now, 116 people have been arrested in connection with the incident. 90 people have been detained. The accused will not be spared," Khattar said.
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