The monsoon session of Parliament was declared open on Monday with both National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the Opposition gearing up for a stiff battle for next three weeks.
The Parliament on Tuesday saw huge uproar as the both the House begin proceedings today, with the speakers adjourning Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adjourning it till 12 noon.
The Lok Sabha, however, was then adjourned after it met for the second time following disruption by the Opposition over several issues, including farmers’ plight and cow slaughter.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House till Wednesday 11 AM after members raised slogans and created a ruckus over various issues.
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.
12: 14 PM IST | Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 11 AM tomorrow. Earlier the house was adjourned till 12 noon today following massive ruckus by the Opposition.
Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman, JP Kurien has adjourned the House till 2 PM following ruckus by Opposition parties.
12: 05 PM IST | Stating that she has not been allowed to represent the weaker sections of the society that she represents, Mayawati said that she will resign from Rajya Sabha.
“If I cannot represent the weaker sections of society, there is no point to point for her to stay in the House,” she said
Speaking to a private media house, senior BSP leader SC Mishra said that Mayawati was adamant to resign from her post.
11: 55 AM IST | Speaking to the media outside the Parliament, after she staged walked out of Rajya Sabha, BSP leader Mayawati said that she wanted to visit the riot hit areas in Uttar Pradesh Saharanpur district, but the BJP government in the state stopped her from reaching out to the people.
“Dalits in Uttar Pradesh are being targetted and the atrocities are on a rise,” says Mayawati
Slamming BJP govt, Mayawati claimed that there is “Goondaraj (anarchy)” in Uttar Pradesh and the minorities across India are suffering.
“I was not allowed to speak in Rajya Sabha,” she added.
11: 36 AM IST | Meanwhile, Venkaiah Naidu has filed his nomination for Vice Presidential election.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, LK Adnavi, Murli Manohar Joshi and other senior NDA leaders were present during the nomination process.
Thanking, AIADMK for extending their support to him, Venkaiah Naidu took to Twitter saying, “I thank Shri Thambidurai and MPs from AIADMK for extending their warm wishes and support.”
11: 28 AM IST | Amid huge uproar, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman, JP Kurien has adjourned the House till 12 noon.
With this, both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha are expected to resume service at 12 noon.
11: 18 AM IST | We have categorically told Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the all party meet that the Opposition does not want to stall the Parliament, says the leader of Opposition and senior Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad.
Citing various lynching incidents and issues faced by Dalits and minorities, Azad asked the Government to hold a discussion on the various such issues.
11: 16 AM IST | Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati walks out of the Rajya Sabha, says she will resign from the post if required.
Making reference to Saharanpur riots, Mayawati said that the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh was fanning the communal fire across the state.
11: 15 AM IST | Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 12 noon following huge uproar from the opposition.
11: 05 AM IST | Meanwhile, NDA’s Vice President candidate Venkaiah Naidu has resigned as the Union minister. An additional charge of Ministry of Urban Development given to Narendra Tomar while I&B Ministry goes to Smriti Irani.
“Happy that Mulayam Singh ji blessed me and extended his full support,” Venkaiah Naidu tweeted earlier.
10: 52 AM IST | Alleging foul play, Karnataka BJP MP, Shobha Karan said hits out at the government for transferring IPS D Roopa abruptly, soon after she levied bribe allegations against several jail authorities where Sasikala is serving her prison time.
Shobha Karan also said that at least “24 political killings happened in Karnataka” but the state govt is not serious about them.
10: 40 AM IST | Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader JP Yadav has demanded an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha against ‘harassment of opposition leaders including Lalu Prasad Yadav’.
10: 38 AM IST | Opposition leaders’ meeting underway in Parliament. Gulam Nabi Azad, D Raja, Sharad Yadav, Tariq Anwar, Derek O’Brien and others among the people attending the meeting.
10: 30 AM IST | Earlier on Monday, scouting for recently launched Goods and Service Tax (GST), Pm Modi said that like rain makes soil smell more pleasant, similarly, the successful launch of GST has filled the monsoon session of the parliament with new hope and excitement.
10: 10 AM IST | Karnataka BJP MP’s are protesting outside the parliament in support for D Roopa, the Karnataka police officer who was transferred after she raised corruption complaints in Bengaluru Central Jail involving her superior HN Satyanarayana Rao.
The case came to light when DIG of Prisons D Roopa in a letter submitted to the state government accused the Director General of Police and Inspector General of Prisons Sathyanarayan Rao and other city jail officials for taking the money and providing Sasikala with a private kitchen and other facilities.
“Sasikala has given Rs 1 crore bribe to Rao and another Rs 1 crore was distributed among officials, including warden of the central jail where she is serving a 4-year sentence in an illegal wealth case for allowing her special privileges,” alleged Roopa Moudgil.
10: 04 AM IST | Yesterday, after declaring the monsoon session open, both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till Tuesday after giving obituary to the former members and victims of Amarnath terror attack.
Earlier, recently elected MP, Farooq Abdullah took an oath for the office in the parliament.
10: 02 AM IST | Earlier, PM pinned hopes on everyone to move ahead with the spirit of ‘growing stronger together’. “Growing Stronger Together” is the other name of GST spirit said PM Modi urging value addition to this monsoon session.
The Opposition which is likely to raise the issue of China, Jammu and Kashmir and Darjeeling unrest, impact of the GST and other issues in the Parliament Monsoon Session.
09: 57 AM IST | The government’s agenda for the Monsoon Session of the Parliament includes a total of 34 bills. Among the 16 new ones that are to be introduced are the Consumer Protection Bill and two bills to implement the GST in Jammu and Kashmir.
A total of 6 new bills will be tabled in Lok Sabha while 16 bills are expected to find their mention in Rajya Sabha