This Article is From Dec 16, 2016

Parliament Winter Session Day 21: Live Updates

Today is the last day of parliament's winter session this year. The session saw continuous disruptions and little work done. The government and opposition have blamed each other. Today also sees opposition parties marching from parliament to the Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet President Pranab Mukherjee to protest against government's decision to yank 500-and 1,000-rupee notes.
Dec 16, 2016 14:22 (IST)
Lok Sabha has been adjourned indefinitely. Parliament winter session 2016 thus comes to a close.
Dec 16, 2016 14:17 (IST)
Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill passed.
Dec 16, 2016 13:21 (IST)
Opposition leader Sharad Yadav on meeting President on obstruction in Parliament
  • We wanted an answer from govt over note ban, we welcomed it also
  • But the move has affected daily wagers, farmers are affected
  • That's why we approached President
  • Those in treasury bench made sure to disrupt house proceedings by raising slogans and holding placard

Dec 16, 2016 13:18 (IST)
Trinamool leader Sudip Bandhopadhyay on disruption in Parliament

Leaders in the government prefer to speak outside Parliament than have a discussion inside Parliament.

They (government) must explain why a debate could not take place during the winter session.

The opposition is united and we will  continue to pressure the government on this hasty decision.
Dec 16, 2016 13:10 (IST)
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge addresses the media after meeting President

  • Leaders from opposition parties gave memorandum to President
  • Due to government's attitude, house couldn't function
  • Wanted to discuss note ban but government didn't adhere to it
  • We gave notice but even after that they weren't interested
Dec 16, 2016 13:09 (IST)
Opposition meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee over.

Dec 16, 2016 11:58 (IST)
Disability Bill, that was passed by Rajya Sabha this winter session, is expected to be passed in Lok Sabha today
Dec 16, 2016 11:49 (IST)
After an emotional speech by the Chairman, Rajya Sabha is adjourned indefinitely.  

Dec 16, 2016 11:48 (IST)
Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari's comments on disruption in the House

Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari- All sections of the House need to introspect on the distinction between dissent, disruption and agitation.

Dec 16, 2016 11:18 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi attending Rajya Sabha
Dec 16, 2016 11:07 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 noon.
Dec 16, 2016 10:38 (IST)

Dec 16, 2016 10:37 (IST)
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will meet PM Narendra Modi in Parliament to demand loan waivers for farmers.
Dec 16, 2016 10:10 (IST)
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on LK Advani's 'disappointment'
  • Since beginning of this session (LK) Advani is unhappy
  • They should take inspiration from him since he's in their margdarshak mandal
  • They are neither listening to Advani nor people of this country
  • PM never gives speech inside but outside parliament
  • Have taken signatures for plea to waive off farmers' loan, will meet PM, let's see what happens

Dec 16, 2016 07:32 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address crucial Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentary party meet at 9:30 am