Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay on Wednesday gave adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss the "Pegasus Project" media report.
Earlier today, Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant said that if the Centre gives dates for discussion of issues being raised by the Opposition, then they will allow the Parliament to function and maintain decorum in both the Houses.
Terming Pegasus as a "serious" issue, Mr Sawant said that the Centre is only giving false statements on holding discussions but is actually not willing to discuss it, ANI reported.
Yesterday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi led a meeting of opposition leaders - the second in a week - amid disruptions and protests in parliament over the Pegasus snooping row, the handling of the pandemic, and farmers' agitation, among other issues. Tuesday's breakfast meeting was called to discuss the option of holding a "mock parliament" outside.
For the last few days, the business of both the Houses of the Parliament remained majorly disrupted due to the continuous ruckus created by the Opposition over issues including farmers' protest, Pegasus spyware, COVID-19 and inflation.
The Monsoon Session commenced on July 19, 2021, and will continue till August 13, 2021.
Here are the LIVE updates of Parliament Monsoon Session 2021:
The Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned till Thursday amid continuous protests by opposition parties over the Pegasus snooping controversy, and issues of farm laws and price rise.
However, the Upper House passed the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which seeks to encourage smaller airports to expand air connectivity to relatively remote and far-flung areas.
Coconut Development Board Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha by voice vote. Bill moved around 3:32 PM and passed around 3:36 PM
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu says issues can be taken up for discussion in the House only with broad agreement. He met leaders of parties whose members are disrupting the proceedings: Sources- ANI (@ANI) August 4, 2021
Rajya Sabha passes "The Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2021".
Rajya Sabha Chairman orders withdrawal of six Opposition MPs from the upper house for the remainder of the day. These include: Dola Sen, Nadimul Haque, Abir Ranjan Biswas, Shanta Chhetri, Arpita Ghosh and Masoon Noor.
A day after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi held a breakfast meeting in a show of opposition unity against the government, two MPs from Punjab - Congress's Ravneet Singh Bittu and Akal Dal's Harsimrat Kaur Badal - were seen arguing outside parliament.