Parliament Day 6 Highlights: Congress Moves Privilege Motion Against PM, Defense Minister On Rafale

The Fugitive Economic Offender's Bill was also discussed and passed by the Rajya Sabha.

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Parliament Day 6 Highlights: Congress Moves Privilege Motion Against PM, Defense Minister On Rafale

Congress gave the privilige motion notice in Lok Sabha today on the Rafale issue.

New Delhi: 

Monsoon session of Parliament held its sixth day of proceedings today. The Congress gave the Privilege Motion notice against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Lok Sabha today, on the Rafale issue claiming that they have misled the house and the people about the secrecy pact in the deal and the speaker said that the motion was under consideration.

TDP ministers continued their protest over Special State Status to Andhra Pradesh today in the Parliament. The Fugitive Economic Offender's Bill was also discussed and passed by the Rajya Sabha.

Here are the Highlights from day six of the monsoon session:




Jul 25, 2018
19:37 (IST)
The Parliament's monsoon session saw its sixth day of proceedings today. Here are the highlights from the day,

  • TDP MPs continued their protest outside the parliament over Spcial State Status to Andhra Pradesh.
  • Fugitive Economic Offender's Bill was discussed and passed by the Rajya Sabha.
  • Congress Leaders gave a Privilege Motion notice against the Prime Minister and the Defense Minister, and the Lok Sabha speaker said that the motion was under consideration.
  • Lok Sabha also held discussions on the recent flood and drought situations in various parts of the country.
Jul 25, 2018
19:31 (IST)
Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju, while speaking in the Lok Sabha said that "no state has been discriminated in terms of release of funds", in terms of cognizance taken by central government. He further said that relief is immediate, long term measures are different and "justice will be done to Kerala".
Jul 25, 2018
19:29 (IST)
Lok Sabha's proceedings have been adjourned for the day and will resume at 11 AM tomorrow.
Jul 25, 2018
18:11 (IST)
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal spoke in the Rajya Sabha on the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018. The Bill has been passed by the Rajya Sabha.
Jul 25, 2018
18:05 (IST)
Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker of Lok Sabha, has extended the current Lok Sabha session by an hour.
Jul 25, 2018
17:55 (IST)
Proceedings have been adjourned for the day in Rajya Sabha. The house will resume at 11 AM tomorrow.
Jul 25, 2018
17:46 (IST)
The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018 has been passed by the Rajya Sabha.
Jul 25, 2018
17:25 (IST)
Kerela Congress MP Jose K Mani spoke on the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill in the Rajya Sabha.
Jul 25, 2018
16:17 (IST)
Odisha's Biju Janata Dal leader, Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, while speaking in the Lok Sabha said that "farmers of Odisha, of east" haven't received any benefits with the increase in the MSP of rice. He said that the green revolution happened only in northern and western India. He called Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statements on the second green revolution "empty rhetoric".

He said that if the central government doesn't release funds, Odisha's government won't be able to help farmers and "double their income". He also said that both the UPA and the NDA have "been poor" in their outlook of Odisha.

Jul 25, 2018
15:54 (IST)
Kahkashan Parveen: Only Woman On Vice-Chairman's Panel In Rajya Sabha

Kahkashan Parveen who is currently on the Chair in the Raya Sabha, is the only woman in the Vice-Chairman's panel and was appointed on the occasion of International Women's Day. She had been appointed after members of the house had pointed out that there was no woman on the panel.

Ms Parveen was chairperson of the Women's Commission in Bihar and had unsuccessfully contested the Assembly election in 2010 from Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district and had also served as Mayor of Bhagalpur.

Jul 25, 2018
15:37 (IST)
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has tweeted about the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018, discussions about which are currently ongoing in Rajya Sabha.

Jul 25, 2018
15:29 (IST)
Congress leader, KC Venugopal, while speaking in the Lok Sabha raised the issue of Kerala floods calling it a "historical calamity". He highlighted the plight of the people of Kerala and said that the fishermen were the "worst affected". He demanded the central government to provide "immediate relief" to Kerala.


Jul 25, 2018
14:55 (IST)
Leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), P Karunakaran, said in the Lok Sabha said that
"the approach of the Prime Minister was not satisfactory, was negative" when presented with demands related to Kerala's flood situation.
Jul 25, 2018
14:37 (IST)
Finance Minister Piyush Mishra talks on the The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill in the Rajya Sabha.
Jul 25, 2018
14:32 (IST)
Proceedings resume in the Lok Sabha after the adjournment. The Lok Sabha is discussing the recent flood and drought situations in various parts of the country.
Jul 25, 2018
14:22 (IST)
Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks on the Rohingya issue in the Rajya Sabha.
Jul 25, 2018
14:06 (IST)
Congress Leader Demands Joint Parliamentry Committee For Rafale Deal

Congress Leader, Mallikarjun Kharge, said that a Joint Parliament Committee should be made for the Rafale Deal as it was made for the Bofors case. He said that what the BJP is now saying is to "mask corruption". 

A Parliament Joint Committee should be made, as it was done in Bofors case, to state facts of Rafale Deal. If it is cheaper, then PM should have stated it during #NoConfidenceMotion. Now statements by BJP are just afterthoughts to mask corruption: Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress pic.twitter.com/kiCAJpWrgF

- ANI (@ANI) July 25, 2018

Jul 25, 2018
14:04 (IST)
Proceedings resume in the Rajya Sabha after the adjournment. The house is taking up the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, 2018.
Jul 25, 2018
13:52 (IST)
Rohingyas Are Illegal, Won't Be Allowed To Thrive In India: Junior Home Minister

The govt has a clear stand on Rohingya issue. They are illegal and won't be allowed to thrive in India: Kiren Rijiju, MoS Home pic.twitter.com/4uq3LsHTjz

- ANI (@ANI) July 25, 2018
Jul 25, 2018
13:46 (IST)
National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill In Rajya Sabha Today

The National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill passed in the Lok Sabha will be discussed in the Rajya Sabha today. 

The law would grant recognition to government funded/ government recognized/unrecognized institutes, offering teacher education on or after the establishment of NCTE until academic year 2017-2018.
Jul 25, 2018
13:45 (IST)
YSR MP Apologizes For Conduct In Rajya Sabha

YSR MP V Vijayasai Reddy who had made certain remarks in the Rajya Sabha yesterday after the speaker did not give him extra time, apologised for his conduct today. 

Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu also cited former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's speech in the House yesterday to stress that members can put forth their views without shouting.
Jul 25, 2018
13:31 (IST)
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale says that he supports the Maratha Reservation demand.

I support #MarathaReservation demand. I appeal protesters to protest peacefully. We need to make a law in parliament and raise reservation cap from 50% to 75%, will also raise this issue in NDA: Union Minister & Republican Party of India leader Ramdas Athawale pic.twitter.com/rPBt5JRgwW

- ANI (@ANI) July 25, 2018
Jul 25, 2018
13:24 (IST)
Proceedings in the Lok Sabha have been adjourned till 2:25 PM.
Jul 25, 2018
13:21 (IST)
Supriya Sule, MP from Sharad Pawar's party NCP, raises the issue of Maratha Morcha demanding reservation in Maharashtra, says that there has been a law and order issue in Maharashtra over the last two days.

She also said that she urges the government to take cognizance of the issue and ensure that justice be done for the community.
Jul 25, 2018
13:04 (IST)
Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill is to to be discussed in the Lok Sabha today.

The bill has been put forward by the Women and Child Development Ministry and on the contents of the bill experts have expressed concerns over the bill owing to institutionalization of victims under rehabilitation and lack of attention to rights and needs of the victims, especially their safety.

Jul 25, 2018
13:02 (IST)
Proceedings in the Rajya Sabha have been adjourned till 2 PM.
Jul 25, 2018
12:54 (IST)
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju is currently speaking in the Rajya Sabha on the issue of illegal migrants from Bangladesh.
Jul 25, 2018
12:43 (IST)

Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill is to be discussed in the Lok Sabha today. Experts have expressed concerns over the bill owing to institutionalization of victims under rehabilitation and lack of attention to rights and needs of the victims, especially their safety.

Jul 25, 2018
12:33 (IST)
Proceedings in the Lok Sabha have resumed after a short adjournment. Lok Sabha speaker says it is natural to feel angry over allegations but you should not cross over limits.
Jul 25, 2018
12:23 (IST)
Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 12:30 PM after ruckus in the house.
Jul 25, 2018
12:07 (IST)
Congress Leaders Give Privilege Motion Notice Against PM, Defence Minister

Congress Leader Mallikarjun Kharge and MP Jyotiradtiya Scindia give notices of privilege motion over "misleading the house" over the Rafale issue, against Prime Minister Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. 


Jul 25, 2018
11:53 (IST)
Fugitive Economic Offender's Bill In Rajya Sabha Today

The Fugitive Economic Offender's Bill, already passed by the Lok Sabha, is to be discussed in Rajya Sabha today. The law would allow the authorities to attach the personal property of the fugitives with the case against them. Covering offenders worth 100 crores and more, the law ensures denial of any kind of immunity the offenders. The bill is expected to increases the recovery of money from the fugitives.
Jul 25, 2018
11:46 (IST)
Lok Sabha MPs are currently raising questions about the proposed Mumbai-Ahemdabad Bullet Train project during the question hour.
Jul 25, 2018
11:40 (IST)
Not Bill But Political Will, Administrative Skill To Kill Social Evil: Venkaiah Naidu On Woman's Safety

"What you need is not a new bill but the the political will, the administrative skill and you can go for kill of the social evil", says Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu on the issue of women's safety during the proceedings after JMP Jaya Bachchan raised the issue in the house.

While speaking on the issue, Ms Bachchan said that it is embarrassing how women are treated in the country and she added that parents of the boys responsible for such acts should also be pulled up.
Jul 25, 2018
11:22 (IST)
Congress MP KC Venugopal has given an adjournment notice in Lok Sabha over the NEET data leak matter wherein the personal details of many people who sat in the exam were reportedly available online.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi had also written to the CBSE chairman regarding the issue.

Jul 25, 2018
11:18 (IST)
TDP MP's Protest Continues Over Spcial Status To Andhra Pradesh

Jul 25, 2018
11:15 (IST)
TDP May Move Privilege Motion Against PM And Union Ministers

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu has asked his MPs to consider moving a privilege  motion against the Prime Minister.
Jul 25, 2018
11:15 (IST)
Proceedings for the day have begun in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

Lok Sabha's proceedings have started with the question hour.
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