The proceeding of both the houses of Parliament -- Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha -- were adjourned till 11 am, tomorrow amid protests by Opposition leaders over various issues. The Opposition members have been protesting in the Parliament over the alleged Pegasus scandal, farm laws and other issues, due to which both the Houses have adjourned multiple times over the last few days.
The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021 and the Inland Vessels Bill, 2021 were passed without debate in Lok Sabha while the Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was passed in Rajya Sabha today.
On Wednesday, the Lok Sabha passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill by a voice vote while the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha. Subsequently, both the Houses were adjourned till 11 am on Thursday.
Disclaimer: The NSO group, which owns Pegasus, admits this is spyware and is used to hack phones, but says it does business only with governments and government agencies. The Israeli company says it does not corroborate the list of potential targets reported by media companies around the world.
The Indian government has said there is "no substance" to the reports of Pegasus being used by it against opposition leaders, journalists and others. NDTV cannot independently verify the authenticity of the list of those who were supposedly targeted.
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A joint meeting of Congress parliamentary party groups in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha was held on Thursday, reported news agency ANI.
The meeting was held amid continuing protests by Congress and other opposition parties in both Houses over their demands including the probe into allegations of surveillance through Pegasus software and the repeal of three new farm laws.
The government has pushed some bills amid opposition protests.
Opposition parties MPs on Thursday protested at Gandhi statue in Parliament in support of farmers, who have been agitating against three farm laws.
The protesting Congress lawmakers include Amar Singh, Pratap Singh Bajwa, Parneet Kaur and Gurjit Singh Aujla.
Leaders from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) also demonstrated against the farm laws and demanded that the Centre must discuss farmer's issues properly inside the Parliament and these "black laws" should be repealed.
Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 11 am, tomorrow amid protests by the Opposition members.
The proceeding of both the houses of Parliament -- Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha -- were adjourned till 2 pm on Thursday amid continued ruckus of Opposition leaders over various issues, reported news agency ANI.
The Opposition MPs continued to protest over the Pegasus issue in Lok Sabha during Zero Hour, after which the lower house was adjourned till 2 pm while in Rajya Sabha MPs gathered around the well of the House and protested over various issues.
Earlier over the repeated incidents of adjournment Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla had warned to take action against those members in order to maintain the decorum of the House.
Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the third time on Thursday till 2 pm as opposition members continued their protest over Pegasus and other issues.
When the House met at 12:30 pm, Rajendra Agrawal, who was chairing the proceedings, took up papers to be laid by ministers.
As protests continued, he adjourned the House till 2 pm.
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Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the second time on Thursday till 12:30 pm as opposition members continued their protest over Pegasus and other issues, reported PTI. After the Question Hour ended at 12 noon, Rajendra Agrawal, who was in the Chair, asked the protesting members to return to their respective seats. "We are starting Zero Hour, please go back to your seats," he appealed to the members. Soon after, he adjourned the House till 12:30 pm. When the House met in the morning, Speaker Om Birla had expressed displeasure over unruly the behaviour by some opposition MPs on Wednesday.
Some members of the House are repeating incidents that are against Parliament rules; If this continues, I'll have to taken an action against those members in order to maintain the decorum of the House, said Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla before adjourning the House pic.twitter.com/rQVVF9G1xl- ANI (@ANI) July 29, 2021
Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 12 noon amid protest by Opposition MPs soon after the session began for the day, while Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 11:30 am, according to news agency PTI. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has voiced his displeasure over the unruly behaviour by some opposition MPs on Wednesday.
Union ministers Piyush Goyal & Pralhad Joshi met Opposition leaders while a meeting of opposition leaders was underway. The ministers asked opposition leaders to support the House to pass bills.Opposition leaders insisted on discussion on Pegasus issue,and inflation&farmers issue pic.twitter.com/0ka0837k56- ANI (@ANI) July 29, 2021
Congress's Lok Sabha MP Manish Tewari has also given adjournment motion notice demanding discussion on the 'Pegasus project' issue, according to news agency ANI.
Congress MP Manickam Tagore has given adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha for a discussion on the Pegasus issue in the presence of the Prime Minister or Home Minister, according to news agency ANI. His notice reads: "I hereby give notice of my intention to ask for leave to move a motion for the adjournment of the business of the house for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent importance, namely:- Need to suspend the business of the day to have a discussion in the presence of the Prime Minister or Home Minister on the Pegasus snooping, spying and surveillance scandal that has undermined democracy in India and to have a Supreme Court-monitored enquiry announced immediately."