Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned for the day Monday as Opposition parties continued their protest over the Pegasus snooping row, farm laws and other issues, with the Congress, TMC and DMK also staging a walkout.
However, the treasury benches managed to get Rajya Sabha approval for two bills -- The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 and the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day and would resume at 11 am on Tuesday.
The Lower House was adjourned five times. Earlier, it was adjourned till 11:30 am, 12 noon, 12:30 pm and 2 pm amid ruckus by the opposition MPs in the House.
Congress MP Manish Tewari has suggested that the Opposition consider bringing a vote of a no-confidence motion against the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government as the stalemate in Parliament continues over the issues including farmers' agitation, Pegasus issue and COVID-19 mismanagement.
More than Rs 133 crore in taxpayer money has been lost because of Parliament disruptions in the monsoon session, government sources said last month.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attacked the Congress, accusing it of not allowing the monsoon session of parliament to function, and asked BJP MPs to "expose the party before the public and the media".
The Monsoon Session commenced on July 19 and is scheduled to continue till August 13.
Here are the LIVE updates of the Monsoon Session of Parliament:
Rajya Sabha Monday took up The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021, with Opposition Congress, DMK and TMC staging a walkout, saying adequate time was not given to them to prepare for a discussion on the proposed legislation.
The bill was listed in the supplementary agenda for the day, PTI reported.
Lok Sabha Monday passed through a voice vote The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which seeks to amend the constitutional list of Scheduled Tribes as recommended by Arunachal Pradesh.
The bill, which was passed by Rajya Sabha last week, was cleared by the lower house Monday amidst Opposition protest over the Pegasus snooping row and other issues, PTI reported.
Both Houses of Parliament adjourned amid uproar
Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon amid opposition protests
A constitution amendment bill that gives states the right to make their own list of Other Backward Classes, got the support of the Opposition that has been targeting the centre over a range of issues and has caused disruptions in Parliament." itemprop="description
Sonia Gandhi to come to Parliament today. She will attend the Lok Sabha session.
Congress Lok Sabha MP Manish Tewari on Monday suggested that the Opposition must consider bringing a vote of a no-confidence motion against the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh on Monday has given notice in the Rajya Sabha to raise the issue of the alleged rape and murder of a minor girl in Delhi during the zero hour.
Mr Singh in his notice has also raised the issue of the law and order situation in the national capital.
Congress MP Manish Tewari on Monday moved an adjournment motion notice in the Lok Sabha over the Pegasus report, an issue among others that has led to repeated adjournments of both the Houses of Parliament since the Monsoon Session commenced.
Terming the Pegasus spyware issue ''a matter of grave concern'', Mr Tewari stated that ''reputed agencies'' like Citizen Lab have found traces of the spyware on some of the devices that were attacked.
"Reports have pointed out that the Government of India has procured the surveillance tool Pegasus developed by Israeli company NSO Group for surveillance of Journalists, Civil Society Activists, Politicians and Supreme Court Judges. Since the NSO group''s policy is that clients are confined to the vetted government only it suggests that the spyware was used by the GoI and not any other private body," the Congress MP said in his adjournment motion.
In Lok Sabha
- The National Commission for Homoeopathy (Amendment) Bill, 2021
- The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (Amendment) Bill, 2021
- The Constitution (127th Amendment) Bill, 2021
Bills for consideration and passing
- The Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill, 2021
- The Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2021
- The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021
Bills for consideration and passing
- The Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021
- The General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021
- The Appropriation (No.4) Bill, 2021The Appropriation (No.3) Bill, 2021
The General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment bill
General Insurance employees have been opposing this bill. Trinamool Congress is also opposing. Amit Mitra wrote a letter to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last week ,
This Bill has a provision for stake sale of government equity in LIC.