Parliament Budget Session 2021 Live Updates: Lok Sabha Proceedings Extended Till Midnight For Discussion On Budget

Budget Session Live Updates: Is his reply to the Lok Sabha on the motion of thanks to the President's address, PM Modi defended the farm laws.

Parliament Budget Session 2021 Live Updates: Lok Sabha Proceedings Extended Till Midnight For Discussion On Budget

Budget Session Updates: President addressed Parliament on January 29 in beginning of Budget Session

New Delhi:
Lok Sabha proceedings were extended till midnight to accommodate members' participation in the discussion on Budget proposals.
The government and Parliament have great respect for farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier said, adding that there have been continuous talks with them over their issues.

Is his reply to the Lok Sabha on the motion of thanks to the President's address, PM Modi defended the farm laws and sought to allay the fears over the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and the mandi system.

"After farm laws were passed, not a single mandi has been shut anywhere in the country. Not just that, MSP has also been given... that too more MSP than was given previously," he said.

Meanwhile, the Congress and the Trinamool walked out, shortly after the Prime Minister said the slogan-shouting "was a planned strategy to drown out reason and hide the truth".

The Prime Minister also called the Congress a "confused" and "divided" party which has taken different stands in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, adding that it can do no good for the country.

Soon after PM Modi concluded his speech, Lok Sabha passed by a voice vote the motion to thank the President for his address to both Houses of Parliament.

Parliament has witnessed a number of disruptions over the last few days over its contentious new farm laws.

Here are the Live Updates on Parliament Budget Session 2021:

Feb 10, 2021 22:01 (IST)
Lok Sabha Proceedings Extended Till Midnight For Discussion On Budget

Lok Sabha proceedings were extended till midnight to accommodate members' participation in the discussion on Budget proposals.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal said there was a long list of speakers who wanted to participate in the general discussion on the Union Budget.
Feb 10, 2021 19:18 (IST)
Tepid Budget Ignored Middle Class In Their Hour Of Need: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor
Feb 10, 2021 18:28 (IST)
Feb 10, 2021 18:26 (IST)
Lok Sabha Passes Motion To Thank President For His Address

Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed by a voice vote the motion to thank the President for his address to both Houses of Parliament.

Soon after PM Modi replied to the debate on the Motion of Thanks, Speaker Om Birla put all amendments moved by the opposition members for vote.

The amendments were rejected by a voice vote.

The Congress walked out of the House in protest during the Prime Minister's speech, while the DMK and the TMC too walked out later, saying they were not satisfied with PM Modi's reply.
Feb 10, 2021 18:24 (IST)
PM Modi concluded his speech in Lok Sabha by appealing to protesting farmers to come to table to resume talks.
Feb 10, 2021 17:55 (IST)
We Try Our Best To Help Farmers Be Part Of India's Growth Story: PM Modi

"Farm insurance, Kisan Samman Nidhi program, enhanced MSP, Kisan Rail, etc have all benefitted the farmers. The Kisan Rail has helped farmers from one part of the country find a market in any other part of the nation. We try our best to help farmers be part of India's growth story, PM Modi said in Lok Sabha.
Feb 10, 2021 17:44 (IST)
TMC MPs Stage Walkout As PM Replies To President's Address In Lok Sabha

Trinamool Congress MPs walkout of the House during PM Narendra Modi's reply in Lok Sabha to the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address.
Feb 10, 2021 17:37 (IST)
Reforms Imperative For The Betterment Of Farmers: PM Modi In Lok Sabha

In his reply to the motion of thanks on the President's address in the Lok Sabha, PM Modi stressed on the need for reforms in the agriculture culture, adding that it was imperative for the farmers' progress.

"A majority of the farmers in India barely manage to survive by providing for their families. They just need a little hand-holding from us all to help them get better resources to earn a better life for themselves," PM Modi said.

"The small farmer needs help, and we must help them, and that cannot be done without reforms," he said.
Feb 10, 2021 17:24 (IST)
Congress A "Divided, Confused Party": PM Modi In Lok Sabha

Congress has taken different stands in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. "A divided and confused party like this can do no good to country," PM Modi said in the Lok Sabha.
Feb 10, 2021 17:04 (IST)
Congress stages a walkout from Lok Sabha as Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the contentious farm laws in his reply to the motion of thanks to the President's address.
Feb 10, 2021 16:58 (IST)
Let Us Sit And Find Solution, But Bring Valid Reasons: PM Modi On Farm Laws

Opposition MPs created an uproar in the Lok Sabha as Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on Farm Laws during his reply to the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address.

PM Modi said there have been continuous talks with farmers, even when the protests began in Punjab.

"The Agriculture Minister himself has met farmers multiple times. We have told the farmers to highlight which clauses they have a problem with?" PM Modi said.

"We have to be reasonable. Even now, we are saying that bring us the specific clauses with which there are problems, and we will find the solution. Let us sit and find the solution. But bring valid reasons," he said.
Feb 10, 2021 16:48 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha said, "Jan dhan accounts and linking bank accounts with Aadhaar played a crucial role in ensuring that the poor, the farmer, migrant workers got their share of money directly in their bank accounts. This helped many in rural areas survive the pandemic."

"Linking Aadhaar with phones helped in making digital payments, which helped millions of people do their daily transactions," he added.

Feb 10, 2021 16:35 (IST)
India Will Have To Be "Aatmanirbhar" To Be At Centrestage In Post-Covid World: PM Modi

Replying to the motion of thanks on the President's address in the Lok Sabha, PM Modi said a new world order will take place post COVID-19 and "India will have to take a lead in this post COVID-19 era."

"India will have to cement its place in the new world order by becoming 'aatmanirbhar'," he said.
Feb 10, 2021 16:30 (IST)
India Is At A Turning Point, Covid Pandemic Showed This Fact: PM Modi In Lok Sabha

"We are at a turning point. India now is not only capable of taking care of itself, but at the same time works to help nations across the world when needed," PM Modi said in reply to the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address in Lok Sabha.

"The manner in which India handled the COVID-19 pandemic and also helped other nations showed this fact. This is the turning point," he added.
Feb 10, 2021 16:26 (IST)
"A large number of women MPs took part in the discussion on the President's speech. This is a great sign," PM Modi said in reply to the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address in Lok Sabha.
Feb 10, 2021 16:22 (IST)
President's Address Showcased India's "Sankalp Shakti": PM Modi In Lok Sabha

Replying to the motion of thanks on the President's address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the president's speech showcased India's "Sankalp Shakti." "His words have boosted the spirit of confidence among the people of India," he added.
Feb 10, 2021 16:19 (IST)
Feb 10, 2021 16:17 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is replying to the motion of thanks on the President's address in the Lok Sabha.
Feb 10, 2021 16:15 (IST)
Feb 10, 2021 16:07 (IST)
Feb 10, 2021 16:01 (IST)
Feb 10, 2021 15:38 (IST)
Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh gave a Zero Hour Notice in the Rajya Sabha for tomorrow, raising the issue of financial aid to the victims affected in the Uttarakhand disaster.
Feb 10, 2021 14:39 (IST)
Opposition Parties In Rajya Sabha Oppose Bill To Develop Major Ports
Various opposition parties, including the TMC, SP, RJD, DMK, AAP, CPI(M) and CPI, raised strong objections in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday to a bill for developing the major ports in the country and alleged that it is aimed at privatising the ports and diluting the powers of the states on land use.

However, the BJD, JD(U), YSRCP supported the Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020, saying it is a welcome move to expand the port development infrastructure.

Opposing the bill, Sukhendu Sekhar Ray of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) said there is nothing in it as it follows the Singapore model of corporatisation.

"This is the first stage of corporatisation and the next step in the offing is privatisation. Parliament is being taken for a ride.... I strongly oppose this bill on behalf of the TMC," he said, participating in the debate on the bill.
Feb 10, 2021 14:00 (IST)
Feb 10, 2021 13:43 (IST)
Parliament Passes Bill To Provide Greater Autonomy To 12 Major Ports
Parliament on Wednesday passed a bill that seeks to provide greater autonomy in decision-making to 12 major ports in the country and professionalise their governance by setting up boards.

The Major Ports Authority Bill, 2020 was passed through ballot votes with 84 in favour and 44 against it in the Rajya Sabha.

The Lok Sabha had on September 23, 2020 passed the bill. Allaying fears of members, Ports, Shipping and Waterways Minister Mansukh Mandaviya categorically said it was not intended towards privatisation of major ports and rather aimed at boosting their decision-making powers in order to compete with private ports.

The bill aims to provide for regulation, operation and planning of major ports in India and to vest the administration, control and management of such ports upon the boards of major port authorities and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto, be taken into consideration.
Feb 10, 2021 13:06 (IST)
Congress MP Gives Adjournment Motion Notice In Lok Sabha Over Spike In COVID-19 Cases In Kerala
Congress MP K Suresh on Wednesday gave an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over the demand to discuss the alarming rise in COVID cases in Kerala.

According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Kerala has currently 64,131 active cases with 9,09,000 recoveries and 3,902 deaths so far.

Kerala reports 5,214 new COVID19 cases, 19 fatalities and 6,475 recoveries.
Feb 10, 2021 12:53 (IST)
No Civilian Aware Of Move To Abrogate Article 370: Government To Rajya Sabha
The government on Wednesday denied that civilians, including a journalist, were privy to information related to the abrogation of Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

The Central government got the approval of Parliament on August 5, 2019 for the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.

"No sir," Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy told the Rajya Sabha when asked whether civilians, including a journalist, were privy to knowledge about the abrogation of Article 370 prior to the information being shared with Parliament on August 5, 2019.
Feb 10, 2021 12:28 (IST)
Congress MP Moves Adjournment Motion In Lok Sabha To Discuss "Abnormal Situation" At China Border
Congress MP and Whip in Lok Sabha Manickam Tagore on Wednesday moved an adjournment motion notice in the Lower House to discuss the "abnormal situation" at the China border.

"Sir, I hereby give notice of my intention to ask for leave to move a motion for the adjournment of the business of the house for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent importance, namely: - To discuss about the abnormal situations at the China border and direct the Government to take necessary action," the Congress leader said in a letter to Secretary-General of the Lok Sabha.

China and India have been engaged in a stand-off along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) since April-May last year. While China began amassing massive military strength along the LAC, India responded with a befitting build-up.
Feb 10, 2021 11:46 (IST)
JustIn | Rahul Gandhi to speak tomorrow in budget discussion in Lok Sabha.

Feb 10, 2021 11:22 (IST)
Feb 10, 2021 10:42 (IST)
Pilot project for new design modular fencing on Indo-Pak border in Punjab has been completed in March 2020: MoS Home Nityanand Rai in a written reply in Rajya Sabha

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Feb 10, 2021 10:21 (IST)
Congress MP Manish Tewari has given an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over BJP leader VK Singh's statement on LAC transgression

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Feb 10, 2021 09:58 (IST)
BJP Issues Whip To Its Lok Sabha Members To Be Present In House Today
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has issued a three-line whip to its Lok Sabha members to be present in the House today and support the government's stand.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will today also lead the Congress attack during debate on the union budget and will be the first speaker from his party in the discussion likely to be taken up by Lok Sabha.

The discussion on Union Budget 2021-22 is slated to be taken up after a reply to the motion of thanks on the President's address by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Feb 10, 2021 09:48 (IST)
On one hand, some of the carriers want us to open 100% while others would like us to take it slow. Our decision to raise it beyond 80% will depend on the behaviour of the virus: Union Civil Aviation Minister answers an MP's question 'Why are flights not operating up to 80%?'

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Feb 10, 2021 09:35 (IST)
PARLIAMENT SCHEDULE

LOK SABHA

-Motion of thanks on the president's address

Bills for consideration and passing

-The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2021


RAJYA SABHA

-Obituary references

Bills for consideration and passing

-The Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020
Feb 10, 2021 09:34 (IST)
There is a lot of interest among the members in discussing the Budget. My suggestion is that increase the time to debate the Budget from 10 hours to 12 hours: Congress MP Jairam Ramesh in Rajya Sabha

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Feb 10, 2021 09:28 (IST)
Rajya Sabha proceedings begin for the day chaired by M Venkaiah Naidu

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Feb 10, 2021 09:28 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi To Lead Congress Attack On Union Budget In Lok Sabha Today
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will lead the Congress attack during debate on the union budget and will be the first speaker from his party in the discussion likely to be taken up by Lok Sabha today.

The discussion on union budget 2021-22 is slated to be taken up after reply to the motion of thanks on the President's Address by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Wayanad MP has been critical of the Union Budget presented by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1 and said that the budget proposals will adversely impact the common man.

He has slammed the government's economic policies and has advocated direct cash transfers to the poorest sections to give a boost to the economy.

The Congress leader has also accused the government following policies which benefit a section of industrialists.
Feb 10, 2021 09:00 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reply to the motion of thanks on the President's address in the Lok Sabha today at 4 PM
Feb 10, 2021 08:58 (IST)
BJP MP Vijay Pal Singh Tomar has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over demand for a separate bench of Allahabad High Court in Western Uttar Pradesh, news agency ANI reported.
Feb 10, 2021 08:48 (IST)
BJP MP Anil Baluni has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over the need for a mechanism to study glaciers to manage and prevent disasters such as the recent glacier burst in Chamoli, Uttrakhand, news agency ANI reported.

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Feb 10, 2021 08:36 (IST)
The discussion on General Budget is listed after consideration of Major Ports Bill in Rajya Sabha, today. In Lok Sabha, it is listed after the ongoing discussion on Motion of Thanks on the President's address.

Normally, discussion on General Budget is taken up first in Lok Sabha. But in 1955, 1959, 1963, 1965 and 2002, discussion on Budget commenced first in Rajya Sabha. It's likely that discussion on Budget starts first in Rajya Sabha for only the sixth time today.

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Feb 10, 2021 08:12 (IST)
Lok Sabha Sits Till 1 am As Members Participate In Motion Of Thanks
Sitting past midnight, Lok Sabha members participated in the debate on Motion of Thanks to the President's address.

After most of the participants had made their point, Speaker Om Birla adjourned the House at 1 am Wednesday.

Lok Sabha usually sits between 4 pm and 9 pm but the timing was increased as members were willing.

President addressed the joint sitting of Parliament on January 29 in the beginning of the Budget Session.
Feb 10, 2021 08:01 (IST)
"PM Called Farmers Parasites": Harsimrat Badal's Attack In Lok Sabha
Akali Dal's Harsimrat Kaur Badal -- a former minister in Narendra Modi's cabinet -- today attacked the government over the farmers' issue, alleging the Prime Minister had call them "parasites". She also accused the government of targeting journalists over their coverage of the protest.

"The farmers are braving the cold at Delhi's borders but the government's "eyes and ears are shut", she said in Lok Sabha, participating in the debate on the motion to thank the President's address to the joint sitting of Parliament at the start of the Budget session.

"On Constitution Day (November 26), lathis and tear gas rained on unarmed farmers," she said.