Parliament Budget Session Live: Uproar In Rajya Sabha Over Farmers' Protest

Budget session LIVE: The Rajya Sabha erupted in protests after Chairman Venkaiah Naidu announced that the discussion on farmers issues would take place after the debate on the motion of thanks to the President's address.

Parliament Budget Session Live: Uproar In Rajya Sabha Over Farmers' Protest

Parliament LIVE updates: Uproar In Rajya Sabha Over Farmers' Protest

New Delhi:

Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad today urged Prime Minster Narendra Modi to repeal the three farm laws, voicing the united stand of the opposition during a debate on the contentious laws that have trigged a massive agitation by farmers at Delhi's borders.

Earlier, the Rajya Sabha erupted in protests after Chairman Venkaiah Naidu announced that the discussion on various issues of the farmers would take place after the debate on the motion of thanks to the President's address to the joint sitting last Friday.

Three members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) kept shouting slogans until they were ordered to leave the House for the day. The disruptions forced the first adjournment of the day.

The farmer protest is being discussed in parliament in a near 15-hour slot, after the government agreed for it in a breakthrough in its talks with the opposition. The discussion is taking place in the Rajya Sabha, where Question Hour has been suspended for two days.

The Parliament convened today a day after vociferous protests by the Opposition on issued related to farmers forced repeated adjournments of both the Houses.

Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Tuesday without transacting substantial business as the Congress and other opposition members created an uproar demanding discussion on the issue of farmers' protest over the three new farm laws.

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told Lok Sabha after the first adjournment that the Modi government is always committed to discuss the farmer issues.

Here are the live updates on Parliament:

Feb 03, 2021 21:30 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned till Thursday amid protests by opposition members over farm laws, reports news agency PTI.
Feb 03, 2021 17:15 (IST)
Lok Sabha Adjourned Till 7 PM
Lok Sabha adjourned till 7 pm amid uproar over farm laws.
Feb 03, 2021 15:39 (IST)
BJD MP raises demand in Rajya Sabha for passing of Women's Reservation Bill
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Member of Parliament Dr Sasmit Patra raised a demand in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday for the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill.

During the Zero Hour, Dr Patra reiterated the long pending demand of his leader, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for the passage of the Bill in the Parliament.

Speaking in his mother tongue Odia, Dr Patra stated that women's empowerment is extremely important in India, particularly in the context of economic, social and political empowerment.

Feb 03, 2021 13:10 (IST)
"Farm Laws Withdrawn During British Rule Too": Opposition In Parliament
Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad today urged Prime Minster Narendra Modi to repeal the three farm laws, voicing the united stand of the opposition during a debate on the contentious laws that have trigged a massive agitation by farmers at Delhi's borders.

"The British too had once withdrawn a farm law ruling its rule," the senior Congress leader said.

The farmer protest is being discussed in parliament in a near 15-hour slot, after the government agreed for it in a breakthrough in its talks with the opposition. The discussion is taking place the Rajya Sabha, where Question Hour has been suspended for two days.
Feb 03, 2021 12:25 (IST)
Lok Sabha rolls out 24x7 "Parliamentary Research and Information Support" for MPs
On the direction of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, LS Secretariat has rolled out "Parliamentary Research and Information Support to Members" (PRISM) to provide 24X7 round-the-clock research and information support to Members of Parliament (MPs).

According to the official release, the dedicated team of officers, PRISM will receive calls and messages from members round-the-clock and provide them the necessary support at the earliest possible time.

"Arrangements for receiving requests from MPs have been made, with two dedicated landline numbers, 011-23034654 and 011-23794236 and one mobile number 9711623767, on which MPs can call or text their Research and Information requirement anytime from anywhere," read the release.
Feb 03, 2021 11:09 (IST)
Lok Sabha likely to resume discussion on motion of thanks to President's address today
The Lok Sabha is likely to resume discussion on the motion of thanks to the President's address on Wednesday on the third day of the Parliament's ongoing Budget Session.

The discussion was disrupted on Tuesday as the House faced repeated adjournments due to ruckus created by opposition parties.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Locket Chatterjee will resume her speech and move the motion of thanks to the President's address on January 29.

Several papers and reports of Standing Committees will be tabled during the third day of the Budget Session.
Feb 03, 2021 10:46 (IST)
Parliament Session: Rajya Sabha Members Warned By M Venkaiah Naidu Against Mobile Phone Recording, Breach Of Privilege
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu today warned members against recording videos using mobile phones inside the chambers of the upper house, saying that such an action will lead to breach of privilege. Mr Naidu made the announcement after many members started using their mobile phones to portray what was happening in the house." itemprop="description
Feb 03, 2021 10:15 (IST)
Rajya Sabha chairman asks 3 AAP members to withdraw from House for the day
Three Aam Aadmi Party members were marshalled out of Rajya Sabha on Wednesday after Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu asked them to withdraw as they trooped into the Well of the House raising slogans against the new farm laws.

The three MPs -- Sanjay Singh, Sushil Kumar Gupta and N D Gupta -- have been asked to remain absent from the House for the remaining part of the day.

Invoking Rule 255 (withdrawal of member), Naidu asked the three members to withdraw from the House.
Feb 03, 2021 10:06 (IST)
Venkaiah Naidu reprimands MPs for using mobile phone in Rajya Sabha, says ''against parliamentary etiquette''
 Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday reprimanded MPs for using mobile phones to record proceedings of the House, stating that such "unwarranted" activities inside the chamber are against "parliamentary etiquette".

"There is a restriction on the usage of cellular phones within Rajya Sabha chambers. It has been observed that some members are using their mobile phones to record proceedings of the house while sitting in the chamber such conduct is against parliamentary etiquette," said Mr Naidu.

He said that the members should desist from such "unwarranted" activities inside the chamber as its circulation on social media may lead to a breach of privilege and contempt of the house.

Feb 03, 2021 09:56 (IST)
Rajya Sabha chairman asks three AAP members to withdraw from House amid sloganeering over new farm laws; adjourns proceedings briefly
Feb 03, 2021 09:46 (IST)
Government and opposition parties in Rajya Sabha reach on consensus to allocate more time to discuss motion of thanks and parties can raise their issues on farmers' protest during the discussion.
Feb 03, 2021 09:44 (IST)
The Parliament convened today a day after vociferous protests by the Opposition on issued related to farmers forced repeated adjournments of both the Houses.
Feb 03, 2021 09:43 (IST)
 Rajya Sabha adjourned till 9:40am following uproar by the Opposition demanding a discussion on farm laws.