Amid continued protests by Opposition over Pegasus spyware controversy, farm laws and other issues, Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day and would resume at 11 am on Tuesday.
The Lower House was adjourned five times. Earlier, it was adjourned till 11:30 am, 12 noon, 12:30 pm and 2 pm amid ruckus by the opposition MPs in the House.
Congress MP Manish Tewari has suggested that the Opposition consider bringing a vote of a no-confidence motion against the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government as the stalemate in Parliament continues over the issues including farmers’ agitation, Pegasus issue and COVID-19 mismanagement.
More than Rs 133 crore in taxpayer money has been lost because of Parliament disruptions in the monsoon session, government sources said last month.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attacked the Congress, accusing it of not allowing the monsoon session of parliament to function, and asked BJP MPs to “expose the party before the public and the media”.
The Monsoon Session commenced on July 19 and is scheduled to continue till August 13.
Here are the LIVE updates of the Monsoon Session of Parliament:
Rajya Sabha returns The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
Rajya Sabha Monday took up The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021, with Opposition Congress, DMK and TMC staging a walkout, saying adequate time was not given to them to prepare for a discussion on the proposed legislation.
The bill was listed in the supplementary agenda for the day, PTI reported.
Government introduces Constitution amendment bill in Lok Sabha to restore states’ rights on OBC list
Lok Sabha Monday passed through a voice vote The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which seeks to amend the constitutional list of Scheduled Tribes as recommended by Arunachal Pradesh.
The bill, which was passed by Rajya Sabha last week, was cleared by the lower house Monday amidst Opposition protest over the Pegasus snooping row and other issues, PTI reported.
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3.30 pm
Rajya Sabha passes the Tribunals Reforms Bill
Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm
‘The Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) (Amendment) Bill, 2021’ passed in Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha passes the Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill, 2021
Opposition MPs gather at the Well of the Lok Sabha, sloganeering over ‘Pegasus Project’ media report, as Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks on The Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm after Opposition parties demand discussion on Pegasus snooping issue
Both Houses of Parliament adjourned
Both Houses of Parliament adjourned amid uproar
Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon
Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon amid opposition protests
Lok Sabha adjourns till 11.30 am amid continued sloganeering by Opposition MPs in the House.
Sonia Gandhi to attend Parliament today
Sonia Gandhi to come to Parliament today. She will attend the Lok Sabha session.
Opposition Parties to address joint presser shortly. Opposition parties have decided to cooperate with the Centre to pass the OBC Bill in both houses.
Congress Lok Sabha MP Manish Tewari on Monday suggested that the Opposition must consider bringing a vote of a no-confidence motion against the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.
As the logjam in Parliament continues over the issues including farmers’ agitation, Pegasus issue and COVID-19 mismanagement, Congress MP tweeted, “Since NDA/BJP Govt is showing a level of obduracy unwitnessed before in annals of Parliamentary Democracy by not discussing l”affaire Pegasus, Farmers agitation and COVID mismanagement joint opposition should seriously consider bringing a vote of no-confidence against NDA/BJP Govt.”
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh on Monday has given notice in the Rajya Sabha to raise the issue of the alleged rape and murder of a minor girl in Delhi during the zero hour.
Mr Singh in his notice has also raised the issue of the law and order situation in the national capital.
On August 1, a 9-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed by a priest and three employees of a crematorium near the Delhi Cantonment area in southwest Delhi.
Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda gives suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha on the ongoing farmers protest
Congress MP Manish Tewari on Monday moved an adjournment motion notice in the Lok Sabha over the Pegasus report, an issue among others that has led to repeated adjournments of both the Houses of Parliament since the Monsoon Session commenced.
Terming the Pegasus spyware issue ”a matter of grave concern”, Mr Tewari stated that ”reputed agencies” like Citizen Lab have found traces of the spyware on some of the devices that were attacked.
“Reports have pointed out that the Government of India has procured the surveillance tool Pegasus developed by Israeli company NSO Group for surveillance of Journalists, Civil Society Activists, Politicians and Supreme Court Judges. Since the NSO group”s policy is that clients are confined to the vetted government only it suggests that the spyware was used by the GoI and not any other private body,” the Congress MP said in his adjournment motion.
“It should be noted that this kind of surveillance classifies as hacking, which is what spyware does and it would very much qualify as unauthorised interception or hacking as per Information Technology Act, 2000. The fact is that the government has not categorically denied that Pegasus has been used officially. Sir this is a matter of grave concern and therefore I wish to raise the same,” he added.
In Lok Sabha
- The National Commission for Homoeopathy (Amendment) Bill, 2021
- The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (Amendment) Bill, 2021
- The Constitution (127th Amendment) Bill, 2021
Bills for consideration and passing
- The Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill, 2021
- The Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2021
- The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021
In Rajya Sabha
Bills for consideration and passing
- The Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021
- The General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021
- The Appropriation (No.4) Bill, 2021The Appropriation (No.3) Bill, 2021
The General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment bill
General Insurance employees have been opposing this bill. Trinamool Congress is also opposing. Amit Mitra wrote a letter to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last week ,
This Bill has a provision for stake sale of government equity in LIC.
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