Monsoon Session 2021: Both Houses have been adjourned till 11 am tomorrow. (File)
The monsoon session Parliament began on a bitter note with the Opposition creating an uproar and preventing Prime Minister Narendra Modi from introducing his newly-inducted Union ministers to the House.
As the disruptions continued despite repeated pleas by the Chair to maintain decorum, both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till 11 am tomorrow.
Criticising the Opposition for not allowing PM Modi to introduce the new ministers, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said such a thing was happening for the first time in his 24 years of parliamentary career.
"The strength of Parliament is in maintaining healthy traditions. Both Opposition and Treasury should maintain healthy traditions. Even if one or 50 new ministers are inducted, the whole House listens to their introduction by the prime minister with decorum... This is sad, unfortunate and an unhealthy approach," Rajnath Singh, who is also the Deputy Leader of Lok Sabha, said.
The opposition must ask tough questions but must also allow the government to answer them in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today just before the monsoon session began.
"I would like to urge all the MPs and all the parties to ask the most difficult and sharpest questions in the Houses but should also allow the Government to respond, in a disciplined environment. This will boost the democracy, strengthen people's trust and improve the pace of development," PM Modi told media persons in the Parliament House Complex.
Since the pandemic began, three sessions of Parliament were curtailed while the winter session last year had to be cancelled.
The monsoon session, which usually starts in July, had begun in September last year due to the raging pandemic.
Here are the Highlights of Parliament Monsoon Session 2021:
Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned till 11 am tomorrow.
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 am tomorrow.
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Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 pm amid loud protests by opposition.
Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned till 3:30 pm amid continuous disruption by opposition members.
We condemn the manner in which Opposition MPs behaved on the first day of the session today. We saw a very unfortunate situation, both in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. In Rajya Sabha, the address of the Chairman was interrupted too: Leader of House in the Rajya Sabha, Piyush Goyal.
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm amid loud protests by opposition.
"It is an occasion where children of farmers are being introduced in the House. But some people opposing it. Women ministers and ministers from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes communities are being introduced," says PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
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Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs cycled to the Parliament today in protest against the rise in prices of petrol, diesel and LPG.
Rajya Sabha Adjourned For 1 Hour
Rajya Sabha proceedings on the opening day of the Monsoon session of Parliament on Monday were adjourned for an hour as a mark of respect for departed two sitting MPs Raghunath Mohapatra and Rajeev Satav.
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm amid uproar by Opposition MPs. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh raised an objection against the uproar while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was introducing his Council of Ministers in the House.
Members of Parliament in Rajya Sabha paid tribute to MPs and personalities who lost their lives this year, including veteran actor Dilip Kumar and veteran athlete Milkha Singh.
Perhaps some people are not happy if counrty's women, OBCs, farmers' sons become Ministers. That is why they don't even allow their introduction: Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduces his Council of Ministers in the Lok Sabha, amid uproar by the Opposition MPs.
I thought that there would be enthusiasm in the Parliament as so many women, Dalits, tribals have become Ministers. This time our colleagues from an agricultural and rural background, OBC community, have been given berth in Council of Ministers: PM introduces his new Ministers, in Lok Sabha.
Indian Union Muslim League's Abdul Wahab takes oath as the Member of Parliament (MP) in Rajya Sabha.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla arrives at the Parliament as the Monsoon Session commences today. He tweets, 'People want that their expectations and hopes reach the govt through the Parliament. I hope all political parties will play a positive role in this direction.'
I have urged all Floor Leaders that if they can take out some time tomorrow evening then I would like to give them all detailed information regarding the pandemic. We want discussion inside the Parliament as well with the Floor Leaders outside the Parliament: PM Modi
I would like to urge all the MPs and all the parties to ask the most difficult and sharpest questions in the Houses but should also allow the Government to respond, in a disciplined environment. This will boost the democracy, strengthen people's trust and improve pace of development: PM Modi
The vaccine is given in 'baahu' (arms), those who take it become 'Baahubali'. Over 40 crore people have become 'Baahubali' in the fight against COVID-19. It's being taken forward. The pandemic has gripped the entire world. So we want meaningful discussions in the Parliament over it: PM Modi
Parliament Schedule For Today
- Oath taking by new members
- PM to introduce new ministers
- Obituary references
Bills for consideration and passing
The Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020
The National Institutes of Food Technology,
Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021
- Oath taking by new member
- Obituary references
Bills for consideration and passing
The Marine Aids to Navigation Bill, 2021
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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Manoj Jha has given a suspension of business notice to discuss "obfuscation of data related to deaths on account of the second wave of COVID-19." "I hereby give notice under Rule 267 of Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Council of States of my intention to move the following motion for the suspension of Business/Rules on July 19, 2021: ''That this House agrees to suspend the listed business to discuss obfuscation of data related to deaths on account of the second wave of COVID-19," wrote Manoj Jha to Rajya Sabha Chairman.
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Congress MP KC Venugopal has given a notice under rule 267 in Rajya Sabha to suspend the business and discuss the rise in price of fuel and essential commodities and demand immediate remedial measures to be taken by the Government.
DMK Rajya Sabha MP Tiruchi Siva has given suspension of business notice under rule 267 over demand to discuss Mekedatu Dam issue in the House.
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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) state president Bhagwant Mann says he is moving "adjournment motion" in Lok Sabha in favour of farmers protest to repeal the Farm laws.
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