Monsoon Session Highlights: Rajya Sabha Bids Farewell To Venkaiah Naidu

Mr Naidu demits office on Wednesday and his successor Jagdeep Dhankhar will take the oath of office on August 11.

Monsoon Session Highlights: Rajya Sabha Bids Farewell To Venkaiah Naidu

There will be no sitting of the House on Tuesday and Thursday.

New Delhi:

Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu was accorded a farewell in the House on Monday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top leaders in attendance.

Mr Naidu demits office on Wednesday and his successor Jagdeep Dhankhar will take the oath of office on August 11.

There will be no sitting of the House on Tuesday and Thursday on account of Muharram and Raksha Bandhan, sources said.

Here are the Highlights on the Monsoon Session:

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Aug 08, 2022 13:07 (IST)
Trinamool's Derek O'Brien Takes Swipe At PM

Trinamool MP Derek O'Brien during his farewell speech for outgoing Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu in the Rajya Sabha took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying Mr Naidu, who was also the chairman of the upper house, would have tried hard to get the Prime Minister to perhaps answer one question in his full tenure "but that did not happen".

He also pointed out that on September 20, 2020, the day the upper house passed the now repealed Farm Bills, he was not on the Chair. "Maybe, someday you will answer that in your autobiography," Mr O'Brien quipped. 

The Trinamool MP then reminded Mr Naidu of his "passionate speech" on fuel prices while the BJP was in the opposition. 

"On 2nd September 2013, you made a passionate speech on petrol and diesel in the House. One day perhaps you will tell us in your autobiography why then...Let us not go there," he said.
Aug 08, 2022 12:38 (IST)
PM Hails Venkaiah Naidu's Wit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed M Venkaiah Naidu's wit and one-liners as he praised his five-year term as vice president and Rajya Sabha chairman during which the "productivity of the House increased 70 per cent".

In his farewell speech for Mr Naidu in Rajya Sabha, PM Modi said the outgoing chairman encouraged dialogue and has set standards and legacy that will continue to guide his successors.

Mr Naidu completes his five-year term on August 10.
Aug 08, 2022 11:53 (IST)
AAP MP Moves Business Suspension Notice Over "Discrimination" Against Paramilitary Forces

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh has given a suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 and demanded to give equal facilities and 'martyr status' to paramilitary forces.

In his letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman, Mr Singh said the government "discriminate" between the Army and paramilitary forces. He claimed the benefits Army personnel enjoy are not available for paramilitary forces.

"The paramilitary forces jawans also sacrifice their lives in the call of duty and protect the nation like Army, but the martyr status is not given to them," the AAP MP said.
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