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Budget Session LIVE Updates: Congress, DMK, Trinamool Stage Walkout From Rajya Sabha On NEET Issue

Budget Session LIVE Updates: The first part of the budget session is being held from January 31 to February 11 and the second part will take place from March 14 to April 8.

Budget Session LIVE Updates: Congress, DMK, Trinamool Stage Walkout From Rajya Sabha On NEET Issue

Budget Session LIVE Updates: The 2022 Budget Session of the Parliament commenced on January 31

New Delhi:

Congress, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Trinamool Congress (TMC) members among other Opposition party leaders staged a walkout from the Rajya Sabha on Friday, protesting against Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi's decision to return the NEET Exemption Bill and demanded him to immediately recall the decision.

Raising the issue in the Upper House, DMK MP from Tamil Nadu Tiruchi Siva and his party members stepped into the Well of the House.

DMK members said that NEET Exemption Bill was unanimously passed by the Tamil Nadu assembly and the action of the Governor was against the will of the people of the state. The matter was raised during the Zero Hour of the House.

DMK members kept on insisting on the issue, but Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu did not allow them to speak. They were instead asked to go back to their seat and to "let others speak" in the Zero Hour.

DMK members were demanding the government to recall Governor RN Ravi.

Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge raised an issue by requesting the Chairman to allow members to put forth their issue.

As the Chairman did not allow them to speak over the issue and continued the Zero Hour irrespectively, Kharge announced to walk out.

The Congress, DMK and TMC members along with others in the opposition parties then walked out of the House.

A similar protest was seen in the Lok Sabha on Thursday too when opposition members belonging to the DMK, the Congress and the Left parties raised slogans against Governor RN Ravi over the issue.

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Feb 04, 2022 19:41 (IST)
Asaduddin Owaisi Car Attack: Amit Shah To Give Reply In Parliament On Feb 7
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will give a detailed reply on February 7 in Parliament on the incident of firing on All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MP Asaduddin Owaisi's car in Uttar Pradesh while he was leaving Meerut's Kithoudh area for Delhi on Thursday evening.

Following the attack on Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi's convoy in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut, the Central Government has reviewed the security of the AIMIM chief and provided him with Z security of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) with immediate effect, said sources on Friday.

Mr Owaisi raised the issue of the attack on his convoy on Friday and said that he does not want the Z security and demanded from the government to charge the shooters with Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Feb 04, 2022 18:54 (IST)
Up to House, not Chair to take up private member's bill on amending Preamble: RS Deputy chairman
Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh on Friday said it was up to the House to take up a private member's bill on amending the Preamble of the Constitution and the Chair cannot give a ruling on the issue.

The remarks came as a response to a bill moved by BJP MP K J Alphons last year, which was strongly opposed by Opposition members, including RJD's Manoj Kumar Jha. Harivansh had reserved a ruling on the issue on December 3, 2021 after Opposition members had stalled the introduction of the bill.  The deputy chairman had initially allowed the introduction of the bill, but later reserved his decision on it after a consensus was reached following protests by Jha and MDMK's Vaiko.

Elaborating on the bill on Friday, Harivansh noted that it was up to the House to decide how it would like to deal with the motion.
Feb 04, 2022 15:44 (IST)
BJD MP Prasanna Acharya criticises Centre for not fulfilling its promise of doubling farmers' income
BJD MP Prasanna Acharya on Friday criticised the Union government for paying only lip service on women empowerment and not fulfilling its promise to double the income of farmers by 2022.

Participating in the discussion on Motion of Thanks on the President's Address in the Rajya Sabha, he also raised concerns about the attempts being made by the Centre to "weaken" the federal structure of the country.

Acharya also pointed out that the central government was not accepting Odisha's demand to give special category status to the state.

Though the senior BJD leader supported the motion, he said there were some contradictions in the words and deeds of the Union government.
Feb 04, 2022 14:30 (IST)
Kashmiri Pandits Living In Exile For 3 Decades, Expedite Their Return: Shiv Sena MP Tells Centre
Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi on Friday asked the government to expedite the construction of transit accommodation units for Kashmiri Pandits and to facilitate their return to the valley.

Raising the issue of the rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits during the Zero Hour in the Rajya Sabha, the Shiv Sena MP said they have been living in exile for 32 years and they continue to be denied the right to return home.

In 2015, the government had promised to construct 6,000 transit accommodations for Kashmiri Pandits. Unfortunately, as per the department-related parliamentary standing committee of Home Affairs, the work has been progressing slowly, and only 15 per cent of the work has been completed till date, she said.

It is unfortunate that despite the government's big promises, post the removal of Article 370, after allowing people from outside the state to buy land there, Kashmiri Pandits are denied their homes, the Shiv Sena MP said.

"...I urge the government to expedite the construction of transit accommodation units and to facilitate the return, rehabilitation, and empowerment of the Kashmiri Pandit community. They have been fighting a battle to go back home for the past 30 years. The government must ensure their safe return and a dignified life for them," she said.
Feb 04, 2022 12:48 (IST)
Government Committed To Form Committee On MSP, Says Agriculture Minister
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday said that the government is committed to form a panel on Minimum Support Price (MSP) after the upcoming assembly elections are concluded.

Replying to a supplementary question during the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, Mr Tomar said, "Government is committed to form a committee on MSP as announced by PM Narendra Modi. We wrote to Election Commission for permission, the EC wrote back saying MSP Committee can be formed after assembly elections are over."

On November 19 last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Centre will bring necessary bills in the Winter Session of Parliament to repeal the farm laws. Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha passed the Farm Laws Repeal Bill on the first day of the winter session. President Ram Nath Kovind has also given his assent to the Bill that completes the process of repealing the three farm laws.

The Prime Minister had also said that the government will constitute a committee to work on a new framework for Minimum Support Price (MSP).
Feb 04, 2022 11:51 (IST)
Government Wants To Alter History; Fearful Of Future, Mistrusts Present: Trinamool's Mahua Moitra
TMC MP Mahua Moitra on Thursday hit out at the government claiming it wants to alter history, is "fearful of the future" and "mistrusts the present", adding that while the president, in his address, spoke about freedom fighters, it was just "lip service".

Participating in the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address, she referred to the government's recent announcement of installing a statue of Subhash Chandra Bose beneath the canopy at India Gate and asked if the iconic leader would have approved of the Dharma Sansad in which hate speeches were made.

Ms Moitra, who is known for her fiery speeches in Parliament, continued in her usual manner, with the Chair even asking her to calm down and speak with "less anger".
Feb 04, 2022 11:32 (IST)
"Don't Be So Angry," Trinamool's Mahua Moitra Was Told In Parliament
Told to speak with love and not anger by the chair in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, TMC MP Mahua Moitra hit out on social media against presiding officer Rama Devi, saying she is not the "moral science teacher for LS".

Participating in the Motion of Thanks on the president's address to a joint sitting of Parliament, Ms Moitra was her fiery self as she took on the government over various issues.

Ms Devi, interrupting her mid-sentence, which seemed to take Ms Moitra by surprise, asked her to "speak with love" and "not to get so angry".