Parliament Winter Session Day 20: Live Updates

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Another day went by with repeated disruption in both the houses of parliament. Outside parliament, the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi levelled charges of corruption against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that he be allowed to expose the PM in the parliament. The leader then drew fierce reactions from BJP on the allegations. The day also saw Rajya Sabha passing Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Bill.

 

Dec 15, 2016
14:09 (IST)
Rajya Adjourned for the day

Both sides are disrupting, it means both sides don't want discussion: PJ Kurien Deputy Chairman Rajya Sabha, reports news agency ANI. Rajya Sabha adjourned amid continuous protests by opposition in the House.


Dec 15, 2016
13:27 (IST)
LK Advani 'disappointed' with Parliamentary proceedings

LK Advani asked Home Minister Rajnath Singh to speak to the opposition leaders to restore order. "If Atal Bihari Vajpayee was in parliament, he would have felt disappointed over disruptions," he said.
 
Mr Advani told lawmakers: "Disruptions are so disappointing that I wonder should I resign from Lok Sabha"

Dec 15, 2016
12:36 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm.
Dec 15, 2016
12:23 (IST)
BJP earlier raised Agusta Westland chopper scam in Rajya Sabha. The Congress leader Rahul Gandhi must answer on VVIP chopper scam, say BJP lawmakers.
Dec 15, 2016
12:21 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned for the day amid unabated protests by the oppostion leaders
Dec 15, 2016
12:07 (IST)
Minutes after resuming at 12 noon, Rajya Sabha adjourned again 12:32 pm.
Dec 15, 2016
11:21 (IST)
Sloganeering continues in Rajya Sabha as Deputy chair PJ Kurien tried to placate the protesting leaders. The House then adjourns till 12 noon
Dec 15, 2016
11:16 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting with senior ministers. Venkaiah Naidu, Nitin Gadkari, Ananth Kumar and Manohar Parrikar present in the meet, reports news agency ANI
Dec 15, 2016
11:14 (IST)

Dec 15, 2016
11:11 (IST)
Opposition parties to meet President Pranab Mukherjee tomorrow

The 15 parties who are seeking time with President Mukherjee tomorrow include the Congress, Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress and the Left. All opposition parties to jointly protest to the President on the banning of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes and the negative impact it has on the common man.
Dec 15, 2016
11:09 (IST)
Today's business in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha:
Lok Sabha:

Bill to be introduced:

The Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

Bills for consideration and passing:

The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill,  2016
The Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016
The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
The National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and   Research (Second 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;

Bills for consideration and return:
The Appropriation (No 4) Bill, 2016;
The Appropriation (No 5) Bill, 2016.

Bills for consideration and passing:
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014.
The Employee's Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016.
The Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015.

Dec 15, 2016
11:07 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 noon amid continued chaos.
Dec 15, 2016
10:07 (IST)
Congress leader Anand Sharma gives notice in Rajya Sabha for discussion on Union Minister of state for Home affairs Kiren Rijiju's alleged involvement in Arunachal hydro scam issue, reports news agency ANI
Dec 15, 2016
10:06 (IST)
Trinamool Congress leaders carry out protest against deteriorating conditions of workers at Gandhi statue

Dec 15, 2016
10:00 (IST)
Opposition leaders meeting in Parliament begins

Dec 15, 2016
09:59 (IST)
After Rahul Gandhi's attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, all eyes are on Parliament on second last day of the Winter Session
Dec 15, 2016
08:54 (IST)
BJP Parliamentary Party meet scheduled to take place today, has been postponed to tomorrow, reports news agency ANI.
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