NEW DELHI: Several issues are to be discussed at the Lok Sabha today, some of which includes Andhra Pradesh Reorganization (Amendment) Bill, 2015, the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015, Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015, the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Amendments Bill, 2014, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015.
Here are the highlights from the session:
12:37 PM: Congress walks out from Lok Sabha over Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s statement on Jammu & Kashmir elections.
12:35 PM: Kharge further said that they will stage a protest if Narendra Modi does not come and speak on the matter.
12:30 PM: The issue that has been brought up by the J&K CM was not discussed during his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Rajnath Singh
12:28 PM: Slamming the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister’s comments, Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge says that the Parliament should pass a resolution against Mufti Sayeed's statement.
12:27 PM: Speaker disallows member to object to Rajnath Singh's statement, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav says members should be allowed to voice their concerns
12:25 PM: Rajnath Singh thanks people and others for ‘peaceful elections’. ‘The elections happened in a peaceful manner for which I thank the people. I want to thank the Election Commission, Army officers, para military officers for conducting the polls’, he said.
12:23 PM: I am giving a statement in the House only after speaking to the PM, says Rajnath Singh.
12:22 PM: Demanding a statement from the Prime Minister, Opposition members create ruckus in the House.
12:20 PM: There are several questions being raised after his statement. We disassociate from the statement of the CM of J&K completely: Rajnath Singh
12:19 PM: Home Minister Rajnath Singh responds on the comments made by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
11:10 AM: Rajya Sabha functioning already disrupted as members from AP walks into the well of the house expressing unhappiness for the grant for AP in budget.
11:08 AM: Both houses of Parliament begin their session
10:45 AM: TMC members stage protest outside Parliament against black money
10:40 AM: The government has still not been able to match the consensus with the Opposition on the six ordinances they are trying to get passed. The land bill has hit multiple road-blocks from opposition parties.
10:35 AM: Parliament will resume on Monday after Finance Minister Arun Jaitely addressed his budget on Saturday. It seems that today it is another day of commotion in the Parliament as the Opposition continues to raise their concerns.