The Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day amid protest by Opposition over rising fuel prices.
Earlier, Speaker Om Birla appealed to protesting members several times to let the House function so that women members can raise their issues on International Women's Day. However, the Opposition continued to raised slogans.
The Trinamool Congress sought an adjournment of the Parliament session citing assembly elections in five states of the country. In a letter to the Rajya Sabha Chairman, TMC national spokesperson and RS member Derek O'Brien said due to the polls, MPs of his party would not be able to attend the Parliament session.
The Rajya Sabha will function from 9 am to 2 pm while Lok Sabha will function between 4 pm to 10 pm.
The Budget Session of Parliament, which commenced with the address of President Ram Nath Kovind on January 29, concluded on February 29. The Union budget was tabled in the Parliament by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1.
The Lok Sabha clocked 99.5 per cent productivity during the first phase of the two-part Budget session of Parliament, Lok Sabha Secretariat said. Birla informed that during the first part of the Budget Session 2021, Lok Sabha sat for 49 hours and 17 minutes against the stipulated time of 50 hours.
Here are the highlights on second part of Parliament's Budget Session:
Speaker Om Birla appealed to protesting members several times to let the House function so that women members can raise their issues on International Women's Day. However, the Opposition continued to raised slogans.
Meanwhile, price of petrol in Delhi stands at Rs 91.17 per litre while that of diesel stands at Rs 81. 47, according to the Indian Oil Corporation.
The two sitting members who died recently are Mohan Delkar, 58, and Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan, 68.
Mr Delkar, a seven-term MP, allegedly ended his life on February 22. His body was found in a Mumbai hotel.
Mr Chauhan, a six-term MP, was suffering from COVID-19. He was airlifted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram last month in a serious condition. He died on March 2.
On the request from many members from various parties, the Chairman has decided that from Tuesday, the sitting of Rajya Sabha will commence from 11 am to 6 pm as usual timings of the House. Members will sit in Rajya Sabha & Gallery only: MP Vandana Chavan in the Chair pic.twitter.com/kLeMxtCGpy- ANI (@ANI) March 8, 2021
We will continue our agitation (demanding a discussion on fuel price rise) when Rajay Sabha reconvenes at 1 pm: Mallikarjun Kharge, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha pic.twitter.com/7utbOvgWOA- ANI (@ANI) March 8, 2021
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that members should make it a point to be present in the House to enhance understanding of parliamentary procedures and also use the library facility."
"You are aware that the ruling of the Chairman can't be reopened. It can't be discussed," said Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh before adjourning the House till 1 pm, as Congress MPs continued to demand a discussion on fuel price rise and raised slogans. https://t.co/5HR0J6NtYZpic.twitter.com/mi1Q3hRnG0- ANI (@ANI) March 8, 2021