Parliament is witnessing stormy scenes as opposition parties, led by Congress, have questioned the government over the SC/ST Bill. Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge said SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities ordinance should be brought soon. In his reply, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the Bill was passed yesterday and that the government will get it passed in this session of parliament."
Opposition parties led by the Congress are planning to submit a letter to M Venkaiah Naidu expressing unhappiness over the way they are not being allowed to speak in the House. This is the first time that such a letter is being sent to the Rajya Sabha chairman. Leaders from Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party and Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party have agreed to the move.
Here are the highlights of day-11 of monsoon session in parliament
PM @narendramodi had unequivocally promised to the nation that no change in SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act would be allowed after Supreme Court verdict sought to dilute some provisions of it. His cabinet has approved a new Act to prevent any dilution : HM @rajnathsinghpic.twitter.com/9HTXdKTUi5- BJP (@BJP4India) August 2, 2018
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said a Bill to amend the SC/ST Atrocities Prevention Act, cleared by the Cabinet on Wednesday, will be introduced in Parliament in the ongoing session for consideration and passage."
SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities ordinance should be brought soon: Congress's Mallikarjun Kharge in Lok Sabha. Union Minister Rajnath Singh responds, "The govt has already approved the bill yesterday. We want to pass it in this session of parliament." pic.twitter.com/HNky949C94- ANI (@ANI) August 2, 2018
- Why is there no ordinance on the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act?
- Thousands are dying every day. We request that the bill be brought in Parliament.
- We will all pass it tomorrow itself.
Delhi: TDP MPs protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament over the demand of special status for Andhra Pradesh. TDP MP Naramalli Sivaprasad has dressed up as a magician today. He has earlier dressed up as a woman, a washerman & a school boy among others. pic.twitter.com/eHnyBwo3IQ- ANI (@ANI) August 2, 2018
Opposition parties led by the Congress are planning to write a rare protest letter to Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, to complain against what they allege, is his partisan role in conducting the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha."