After stormy first four days, the fifth day of the Parliament Monsoon Session is underway in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha simultaneously.
Ahead of the monsoon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed all the parties to work together making it a productive season and take decisions keeping national interest in mind.
“I believe that all the parties, all the MPs, will take important decisions in the national interest,” said PM Modi.
Speaking to a media a day before the session, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, said the situation on the border with China in the Sikkim sector is very tense even as he blamed Beijing for the boundary stand-off.
The Monsoon Session of Parliament is to be held from July 17, 2017 to August 11, 2017.
13: 30 PM IST | Earlier today, Congress walked out of the Lok Sabha, accusing the government of not taking adequate steps to address the concerns of farmers.
The party also slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his silence over the issue.
“Be it Madhya Pradesh or Maharashtra, farmers across the country are on the streets. The issue was discussed in the House but we didn’t get a response from the Prime Minister,” Congress member Deepender Singh Hooda said during Zero Hour.
13: 10 PM IST | Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourns Lok Sabha till 2 PM
13: 00 PM IST | Speaker of Rajya has adjourned the house after the end of the question hour. Topics ranging from digital technology and quality of internet across the nation discussed.
Private members bill yet to be introduced in the Parliament today.
12: 14 PM IST | Farmers agitation being discussed in Rajya Sabha
12: 08 PM IST | Rajya Sabha starts proceeding after it was adjourned till 12 noon today
11: 40 AM IST | Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi asks the government to hold a discussion on matters of India China stand off and Kashmir unrest.
Speaking to the media outside the Parliament, Rahul accused PM Modi’s policies of the unrest in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
“I have been saying for long that, it is PM Narendra Modi and NDA policies responsible for burning of Jammu Kashmir,” he said.
11: 30 AM IST | Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon amid ruckus by the opposition.
11: 13 AM IST | Senior leader of Samajwadi Party (SP) Naresh Yadav accuses Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) members of vandalism at his residence.
11: 04 AM IST | Deputy Chairman JP Kurien opens the Rajya Sabha for the fifth day of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament.
11: 02 AM IST | Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan concludes Day 5 open. Question hour begins. The opposition is raising slogans as BJP calls for a smooth functioning of the session.
11: 00 AM IST | Yesterday, during the fourth day of the Monsoon Session, Lok Sabha was adjourned quickly following a huge uproar by the opposition.
Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha discussed on reported incidents of lynching and crime against minorities and Dalits across the country.