The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha proceedings were on Monday adjourned till March 14 amid uproar over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's democracy remarks, with the government demanding his apology.
As soon the second part of the Budget session of the House started, Defence Minister and Deputy Leader of the Lok Sabha Rajnath Singh stood up, and said Gandhi has tried to "defame" India in London through his remarks on Indian democracy.
Here are the Highlights from the Budget Session:
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Parliament Adjourned Till 14th March
Following chaos in both the Upper and Lower Houses today, the Parliament has been adjourned till 14th March.
Budget Session Resumes Amidst Chaos
The second part of the Budget Session in the Parliament begun amid chaos.
"Those Destroying Democracy...": Congress Chief's Dig At BJP
"Those 'crushing', 'destroying' democracy talking of saving it," said Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge on BJP raising Rahul Gandhi's democracy remarks in Parliament.
"PM Modi is running the government like a 'dictator' and BJP is talking of saving democracy, country's pride," he added.
"Rahul Gandhi Should Apologise": Government's Offensive In Parliament
The parliament today is expected to witness a series of protests as it reopens for the second leg of the Budget session. BJP, Bharat Rashtra Samithi, and Congress have announced that they will hold protests today over varying issues.
Parliament Adjourned Till 2 pm
Both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been adjourned till 2 pm today. The proceedings were djourned amidst uproarious scenes over Rahul Gandhi's democracy in India remarks. The ruling party seeks condemnation of Rahul Gandhi's democracy remarks and has asked him to apologise.
PM Meets With Top Ministers To Discuss Budget Session Strategy
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a meeting with his top ministers to formulate the government's strategy ahead of the second part of the Budget session.
Earlier on Monday, a meeting of Congress MPs under the chairmanship of party president Mallikarjun Kharge took place at the party's Parliamentary Party (CPP) office in Parliament to chalk out the strategy.
Congress MP Gives Notice Seeking Discussion On China Border Situation
Congress MP Manish Tewari on Monday gave an Adjournment Motion Notice in the Lok Sabha to discuss the border situation with China.
The Congress MP demanded a detailed discussion in the matter in the Lower House.
"Since April 2020, China has engaged in what can only be described as a steady land grab. According to reports, a senior IPS Officer has written a research paper stating that India has lost its presence in 26 of the 65 Patrolling Points (PP) in Eastern Ladakh, which were patrolled regularly by the Indian Security Forces, due to 'restrictive or no patrolling'. The research paper was submitted at the annual All-India Conference of Director Generals/Inspector Generals of Police in Delhi in January 2023." Tewari said in the letter seeking adjournment.
CPI Leader Gives Notice To Discuss Tripura Post-Poll Violence
Ahead of the start of the second half of the Budget session, the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Binoy Viswam on Monday, gave the suspension of business notice, under Rule 267, to discuss the "post-poll violence" in Tripura.
In the letter addressed to Rajya Sabha Chairman, and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar, Mr Viswam stated, "Under Rule 267 of the Rule of Procedure, I hereby give notice to suspend the business of the house for half an hour and to discuss the post poll violence in Tripura."