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Parliament Winter Session Day 17: Live Updates

The winter session of Parliament remains in deep freeze as the opposition continues to stall both the houses demanding Prime Minister's Narendra Modi's presence and when he is present, his apology for the lives lost due to demonetisation- related incidents. It is a month since PM Modi announced the government's decision to ban old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 banknotes. Day 16 was marked with BJP leader LK Advani's strong disapproval of the way Lok Sabha was continuously stalled and the speaker and Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar were rendered powerless.
Dec 08, 2016 14:59 (IST)
Rare comments from President Pranab Mukherjee on Parliament Proceedings

For God's sake, do your job. You are meant to transact business in Parliament," President Mukherjee said at a meeting of Defence Estates Organisation. Disruption of Parliament is not acceptable at all, added the President, reported news agency Press Trust of India 

Dec 08, 2016 14:53 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned till 11 am tomorrow
All bills meant for today passed in Lok Sabha. The lower house of the parliament is adjourned till tomorrow.
Dec 08, 2016 14:51 (IST)
Arun Jaitley's Attack On Congress in Lok Sabha

When their government brought Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme or VDIS in 1997, they said that the price of asset would be valued at 1987 rate so the effect rate of taxation would be 8 per cent. Today 65 per cent seems too little to them

The Finance Minister challenged the Congress in Lok Sabha to spell out a single step its government had taken during 10-year rule against black money.

Dec 08, 2016 14:46 (IST)
Opposition leaders continue to raise slogans against Prime Minister in the Lok Sabha as Speaker Sumitra Mahajan allows the house to continue discussing bills that are scheduled to be passed.

Dec 08, 2016 14:44 (IST)
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks in Lok Sabha amid jeers from opposition members in the house
Dec 08, 2016 14:09 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day.
Dec 08, 2016 13:34 (IST)
BJP veteran leader Lal Krishna Advani meets Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

The veteran leader had yesterday come down heavily on the speaker and Parliament Affairs ministry for inability to contain chaos in the lower house of the Parliament.
Dec 08, 2016 12:55 (IST)
Lok Sabha Proceedings: Government plans projects to overcome land problems for solar power

"The government has planned to overcome the challenge by launching the schemes like development of solar parks and ultra mega solar power projects, development of solar zones in the country and roof top solar projects," Minister for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal said during Question Hour.
Dec 08, 2016 12:08 (IST)
Sumitra Mahajan Issues warning in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha is functioning for now amid a lot of shouting by opposition lawmakers, earning them a warning from Sumitra Mahajan. "I am warning you. You are blocking those who sit behind. They are as much representatives of the people as you are," she said.

Dec 08, 2016 12:05 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm after uproar in the House over demonetisation issue
Dec 08, 2016 12:05 (IST)

Dec 08, 2016 11:43 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 noon.
Dec 08, 2016 11:22 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon, today after uproar over demonetisation issue
Dec 08, 2016 11:21 (IST)
Millions of people don't money to run day to day things: Sitaram Yechury
  • We will decide on launching popular people's protest
  • Till alternate notes are made available, old notes should be made valid
  • We think PM is very insensitive. He is not coming to the House to speak but giving statements outside
Dec 08, 2016 11:09 (IST)
Today's business in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha:
Lok Sabha

Discussion and voting on Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) for 2016-17 and Demands for Excess Grants in respect of the Budget (General) for 2013-2014;

Bills for consideration and passing:
  • The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill,
  •   2016.
  • Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016.
  • The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

Further discussion under Rule 193 on demonetisation of currency notes to weed out black money.

Rajya Sabha

Further discussion on demonetisation of currency

Bill for consideration and return:

  • The Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016.

Bills for consideration and passing:

  • The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014.
  • The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014.
  • The Employee's Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
Dec 08, 2016 11:06 (IST)
Government maintains that the Prime Minister's focus is the Aam Aadmi (or common man)
Dec 08, 2016 11:04 (IST)
Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu reacts on protest against demonetisation move by Congress leaders

Dec 08, 2016 11:02 (IST)
'Farmers Are Dying And PM Seems To Be Having Fun': Rahul Gandhi On Notes Ban

Farmers are dying and the PM seems to be having fun. The Prime Minister should come to parliament to debate on demonetisation, we will not let him run away: Rahul Gandhi.

Dec 08, 2016 10:42 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi steps up attack against government on cashless economy

  • The idea behind cashless economy is that a few people must get maximum benefits from these transactions, this has damaged the nation
  • This is not a bold decision, it is a foolish decision which has been taken without any due consideration

Dec 08, 2016 10:39 (IST)
I'll tell Everyone How Paytm Is Pay to Modi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on notes ban

If I am allowed to speak in the Lok Sabha then I will reveal how PayTM is 'Pay to Modi' - Rahul Gandhi on notes ban

Dec 08, 2016 10:33 (IST)
Congress's Rahul Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia (back to camera) and Janata Dal United's Sharad Yadav seen among leaders protesting near Gandhi Statue in Parliament

Dec 08, 2016 10:23 (IST)
Opposition protest near Gandhi statue in Parliament continues

Dec 08, 2016 10:19 (IST)
Opposition lawmakers observe black day in Parliament

Opposition lawmakers wear black bands in Parliament to protest against demonetisation.