The Lok Sabha has been adjourned sine die while Rajya Sabha proceedings have been adjourned till 12 noon amid opposition protests over various issues. The parliament proceedings have been hit over the last few weeks due to protests over the Pegasus snooping row, farm laws and other issues.
The Question Hour in Lok Sabha witnessed disruptions on most of the days during this Monsoon session. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the Lower House when it was adjourned indefinitely today.
The OBC Bill, which will allow states to draw up their own OBC list, was passed in the Lok Sabha yesterday.
Here are the Highlights of the Monsoon Session of Parliament:
Rajya Sabha passes the 127th Constitution Amendment Bill to empower the States to preprare their respective OBC List.
The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday took up a Constitution amendment bill to restore the powers of states to have their own lists of OBCs for reservation in jobs and educational institutions, ending a three-week deadlock between the government and the opposition.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi were present in Speaker Om Birla's room in parliament when he met with leaders of various parties after the Lok Sabha adjourned indefinitely today.
The Centre has denied reports of an increase in custodial deaths in the country, reported news agency ANI. In a written reply in Rajya Sabha regarding reports of increasing custodial deaths, MoS Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said, "No such increasing trend has been noticed."
He quoted the "Prison Statistics India 2019" report published by National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), and said, the report mentions 1,775 deaths in prisons for the year 2019. "The data is uploaded by the respective State/Union Territories and NCRB has a limited role of collating and publishing this data," he said.
The Minister noted that "Police", "Public Order" and "Prisons" are state subjects in the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India.
MHA have no scheme of income compensation and jobs to support the family of the deceased in such cases. The respective State Govts deal with matters relating to compensation and jobs in such cases: MoS Home Nityanand Rai to Rajya Sabha- ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2021
MoS Home Nityanand Rai told Rajya Sabha that as per the information provided by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, after the abrogation of Article 370, a total of 520 migrants have returned to Kashmir for taking up jobs under Prime Minister's Development Package-2015, according to news agency ANI.
I urge all the MPs, that the House be run in accordance with Parliamentary traditions & its dignity maintained. Sloganeering and raising of banners are not a part of our Parliamentary traditions. They (MPs) should express themselves from their seats: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla- ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2021
Despite our constant appeals to discuss 'Pegasus, the issue was not taken up (in the House). When there is a global discussion over it, with France, Germany, Hungary discussing it, why have our demands been ignored?: Adhir Ranjan Choudhary, Congress leader in LS pic.twitter.com/NxJSF1tlRM- ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2021
Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu broke down today in the house while reading out a statement condemning what he called "sacrilege" and violation of the "temple of democracy" by the opposition. Read here.
Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda has given an adjournment motion notice in Rajya Sabha demanding discussion on Centre's farm laws, reported news agency ANI. He said that the House should discuss the extraordinary situation that has risen arisen over the passage of the farm bills in September 2020.
"Lakhs of farmers have been protesting at the borders of the national capital for almost eight months and have braved winter, summer and are now out in the open during the monsoons. Farmer organisations say over 500 people have lost their lives during the protests," Mr Hooda noted.
Lok Sabha adjourned sine die, reported news agency ANI. The Monsoon Session was scheduled to go on till August 13.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu gets emotional as he speaks about yesterday's ruckus by Opposition MPs in the House- ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2021
All sacredness of this House was destroyed yesterday when some members sat on the tables and some climbed on the tables, he says pic.twitter.com/S1UagQieeS