The Monsoon Session of Parliament will be on till August 11. It started on July 17.
A day after the Congress shouted slogans in Parliament following the Income Tax raids on Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar, the lawmakers are expected to continue discussion on banking regulation bill in the lower house or the Lok Sabha. To amend the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act, 1981, will be taken into consideration in the Lok Sabha. The upper house or the Rajya Sabha will hold a discussion on India's foreign policy and engagement with strategic partners.
Chair PJ Kurien announces discussion will go on till 6 pm today.
The Honourable Prime Minister is a very hard working man, and has a lot of energy. He has visited 65 countries in the last 3 years... 5 times to the US alone. But the PM hasn't once told in Parliament, be it the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha what he has discussed in all his foreign tours. 65 visits, but no information given to us. Is this befitting of a Head? - Anand Sharma
Why is the government making claims that we have isolated Pakistan? It is irresponsible and factually incorrect to say this. Pakistan has an axis with China and Turkey. Pakistan has also given land to in Jammu and Kashmir to China illegally since the 1960s. Jammu and Kashmir is an integral party of India and that fact is irreversible. What is the government doing about this? What is our policy in this regard? The neighbourhood always gets priority. That comes first and the rest come later. India as a big country. We must engage and resolve the issue. Russia for the first time signed a defence deal with Pakistan. Do we need to worry about this development? - Anand Sharma
Terrorism is a very serious issue and the entire country is united in our stand against terror - Anand Sharma
Lok Sabha adjourned for a break until 3.20 pm.
Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017 has been passed in Lok Sabha.
We've lost many jawans in the stand off with Pakistan. We hope that Pakistan realises that peace is in the larger interest - Anand Sharma in Rajya Sabha
Lok Sabha adjourned till 12:30 PM after heated exchanges between Left, BJP MPs over violent incidents in Kerala.
The following is today's legislative business for Rajya Sabha:
Short duration discussion on India's foreign policy and engagement with strategic partners.Bills for consideration and passing:
- The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2017.
- The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2017.
- The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013.
The following is today's legislative business for Lok Sabha:
Bills for consideration and passing:
- The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017.
- The Punjab Municipal Corporation Law (Extension to Chandigarh) Amendment Bill, 2017.
- The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017.
For a recap on day 13 of the Monsoon session of Parliament, click here