Parliament Highlights: SPG Bill Passed In Rajya Sabha After Congress Walkout

Parliament Winter Session: The Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in Lok Sabha on November 27

Parliament Highlights: SPG Bill Passed In Rajya Sabha After Congress Walkout

Winter Session Of Parliament: Amit Sahhah speaks on SPG bill in Parliament.

The Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was moved today in Rajya Sabha. The Bill was passed in Lok Sabha on November 27. It was passed with a voice vote, while Congress MPs had walked out of the House in protest.

The BJP will meet today as the party deliberates on its strategy for the remaining winter session of parliament, which ends on December 13. The party MPs were informed today in the Parliamentary Party meeting that Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is expected to be tabled in Parliament next week, party sources said. 

Meanwhile, the Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 will be introduced by Union Minister Mansukh Mandavia for consideration in the Lok Sabha. The bill is to provide for the regulation of recycling of ships by setting certain standards and laying down the statutory mechanism for enforcement of such standards.

Here are the Highlights of Parliament winter session:

Dec 03, 2019 16:31 (IST)
SPG Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

The Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019 has been passed in the Rajya Sabha.

As the voting on the Bill was started, Congress leaders staged a walkout of the House. The Bill was passed after the rest of the members voted in its favour.
Dec 03, 2019 16:26 (IST)
The Left cannot speak on vendetta: Amit Shah 

The Communist and Marxist have not right to talk about political vendetta. 120 RSS and BJP workers have been killed in Kerala.

"Security cannot be made a status symbol. Why demand only SPG? SPG cover is meant for only the 'head of the state', we cannot be giving it to everyone. We don't oppose one family, we are against dynasty politics," Amit Shah says.
Dec 03, 2019 16:23 (IST)
Gandhis given highest security of land, says Amit Shah
They (Gandhis) have been given the highest security of the land. We have given them Z Plus security them; we have given them CRPF cover. Even PM Modi will not get SPG cover after five years (of him not being in office) if such a time comes.

The breach was by the Congress Reserve Security Force. We have launched a probe into the security breach.
Dec 03, 2019 16:22 (IST)
Amit Shah, targeting Gandhis, says law is equal for everyone
VP Singh, Chandra Shekhar, Narsimha Rao's security was also revoked. Manmohan Singh's SPG protection was also revoked. But the Congress did not create a ruckus then. No discussion was had in the country when their security was involved. Law is equal for everyone, not different for a single country.
Dec 03, 2019 16:18 (IST)
Amit Shah on SPG (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha
This is the fifth amendment in the SPG Act. This amendment is not brought in by keeping Gandhis in mind, but, one thing that I can say for sure is that the previous four amendments were done by keeping only one family in mind.
Dec 03, 2019 14:20 (IST)
SPG (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha

BJP leader G Kishan Reddy moves SPG (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha.

Dec 03, 2019 13:31 (IST)
Hema Malini demands public-private partnership model in education

BJP MP from UP's Mathura, Hema Malini, in Lok Sabha says: "At many places (rural) in my constituency, schools are being operated in the open. Children in villages are not receiving quality education. I demand that public-private partnership model be implemented in school education."
Dec 03, 2019 13:23 (IST)
Home Ministry on infiltration and attacks in J&K:

Ministry of Home Affairs in Lok Sabha on infiltration and attacks after removal of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir says: "Incidents of terrorist violence declined after August 5. From then to November 27, there have been 88 such incidents as compared to 106 such incidents from 12 April 2019-4 Aug 2019."

"There has been increase in the number of infiltration attempts from across the border. During the 88 day period from August 5-October 31, there have been 84 such attempts as against 53 such attempts from May 9- August 4."

As per the report of Jammu and Kashmir government, 19 civilians including non-Kashmiri labourers were killed in terror-related incidents since August 5, the home ministry says.
Dec 03, 2019 13:20 (IST)
Home Ministry talks about reports of trafficking of women to gulf 

Ministry of Home Affairs in Lok Sabha on reports of kidnapping and trafficking of women and adolescent girls to gulf countries says: "Incidents of kidnapping of women and adolescent girls and their trafficking to gulf countries on a large scale have not come to notice of Government of India."

"Occasionally, reports from Indian Missions abroad indicate that some Indian women seek overseas employment, particularly in Gulf countries, without obtaining Emigration Clearance (EC). Such women become vulnerable to various employment related problems."
Dec 03, 2019 12:44 (IST)
Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is "Nirbala": BJP MP

BJP MP Poonam Mahajan in Lok Sabha says it is Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury who is "Nirbala" (powerless). "You take a stand only for one family's female member, and fight only for her safety and dignity." 

The comment came after Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury yesterday claimed in the Lok Sabha that the BJP-led government's lack of long-term vision was to blame for the slowdown in the country's growth, and wondered if it wouldn't be more apt to address Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as "Nirbala" Sitharaman. His reference to the Finance Minister as "Nirbala", the Hindi word for powerless, was seen as an insinuation that she was not being allowed to take her own decisions on matters related to the country's economy.
Dec 03, 2019 12:01 (IST)
AAP holds protest over onion prices

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MPs hold protest in Parliament premises against rise in onion prices.

Sanjay Singh says: "32,000 tonnes of onions rotted away, why didn't Centre take action? You can let onions rot away but cannot sell it at lower prices?"
Dec 03, 2019 11:49 (IST)
Issue of absenteeism raised at parliamentary party meet

The issue of absenteeism among BJP MPs from Parliament was raised at the parliamentary party meeting, with senior leader Rajnath Singh underlining Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dissatisfaction over lack of their adequate presence at many times.

According to sources, Mr Singh also asked party MPs to be present in large numbers when Home Minister Amit Shah tables the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, as he asserted that this draft legislation is as important as the move to abrogate Article 370.
Dec 03, 2019 11:42 (IST)
Congress to raise issue of security breach at Priyanka Gandhi's house

Congress MP Kodikunnil Suresh on security breach at Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's residence: "The Congress party will raise this issue in Rajya Sabha today. In Lok Sabha our leaders will raise this issue today during the Zero Hour and we will move Adjournment Motion on this issue tomorrow."
Dec 03, 2019 11:17 (IST)
Amit Shah says that the SPG will provide proximate security to the Prime Minister and his immediate family members residing with him at his official residence.
Dec 03, 2019 11:08 (IST)
Parliament Winter Session: The Special Protection Group Bill In Rajya Sabha Today
A statement from the Home Ministry said, "The Bill says that family members of a former Prime Minister who reside with him at his allotted accommodation will get security cover of the SPG only for five years, from the date he/she ceases to hold the office of Prime Minister."