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14:24 (IST)

Parliament Monsoon Session LATEST Updates

Leader of House in RS calls for a meeting with Opposition

According to India Today, the leader of the House in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal has called a meeting with opposition parties over the incident where TMC MP Santanu Sen snatched papers from the IT Minister and tore them in the House.

13:51 (IST)

TMC bringing culture of violence to Parliament: Ashwini Vaishnaw

After the Rajya Sabha was adjourned even as suspended TMC MP Santanu Sen refused to leave the House, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said, “TMC has a culture of violence in Bengal. They’re trying to bring the same to the Parliament. What message do they want to give to the next generation of Parliamentarians?”

13:50 (IST)

Pegasus snooping an attack on people’s voice: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the Pegasus snooping is at attack on the voice of the people. “A Court-ordered inquiry should be conducted to ascertain who is allowed this to happen – the Home Minister or Prime Minister,” he said in a tweet.

13:24 (IST)

Indian government in talks with Pfizer: Health minister says in LS

An expert group of the Indian govt is still in talks with Pfizer over COVID vaccine supply, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in the Lok Sabha.

Meanwhile, MoS (Health) Bharti Pravin Pawar said in the Lok Sabha that a total of Rs 9725.15 crore have been spent so far on the COVID-19 vaccination programme, including procurement of vaccines and operational cost for vaccination.

“A total of 135 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine are expected to be available between August 2021 to December 2021,” she said, adding that there has been no delay in entering into purchase agreements with the domestic vaccine manufacturers.

12:52 (IST)

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 pm

Rajya Sabha was adjourned within a minute of reconvening at 12 pm amid ruckus by the Opposition over Pegasus snooping and TMC MP Santanu Sen’s suspension from the House.

“As you (Sen) know that a resolution has been passed to suspend you from attending the proceedings till the end of the Monsoon session, we request you to leave the House,” Deputy Chairperson of Rajya Sabha Harivansh said before adjourning the House.

The House will reconvene at 2.30 pm, when Private Member Bills will be taken up. Among the Bills listed today is the ‘Uniform Civil Code in India Bill’.

12:28 (IST)

Lok Sabha adjourned till Monday; RS to convene shortly

12:26 (IST)

Lok Sabha grants joint committee on data protection bill extension for the fifth time

The JCP was constituted in Lok Sabha in December 2019, and was expected to submit its report in the budget session. However, it has recieved several extensions till date, with the latest one being granted on the premise that the Committee’s chairperson Meenakshi Lekhi and several of its members have been appointed as ministers.

12:17 (IST)

TMC MPs object to Shantanu Sen’s suspension, say govt didn’t notify motion in day’s list of business

Leaders of opposition met Vice President and Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to seek Rule 29 (2) implementation to oppose TMC MP Shantanu Sen’s suspension. The members’ objection was that why was MoS parliamentary affairs allowed to speak and move the motion for Sen’s suspension when it was not notified in the business of the day

11:42 (IST)

LS, RS adjourned till noon amid ruckus

11:36 (IST)

TMC MP Shantanu Sen suspended from RS for tearing IT Minister’s speech

TMC MP Shantanu Sen suspended from the Rajya Sabha for the remaining part of the session.The government had brought a motion of suspension against the MP after he snatched papers from Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday and tore them on the floor of the House.

Sen had, however, alleged that Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri abused him in the House and was on the verge of physically assaulting him before he was rescued by colleagues. Sen claimed at a news conference that Puri even rudely gesticulated at him. There was no reaction yet from the minister on the issue

11:28 (IST)

TMC trying to bring its culture of violence to Parliament: IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav

11:27 (IST)

LS adjourned till 12 pm amid Oppn sloganeering

11:19 (IST)

Congress, DMK, Shiv Sena protest over Pegasus

Congress, DMK, and Shiv Sena MPs protest against the ‘Pegasus Project’ in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue inside the Parliament premises.

11:16 (IST)

BJP issues whip to all RS MPs

The Bharatiya Janata Party has issued a whip to all its Rajya Sabha MPs to be present in the House. This comes amid speculations that the government will move a motion seeking suspension of Trinamool Congress MP Shantanu Sen for snatching papers from Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

Sources said some opposition MPs “misbehaved” with the treasury bench members, including a minister, even after the House was adjourned.

11:01 (IST)

Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha convene on Day 4 of monsoon session

Parliament Monsoon Session Latest Update: TMC MP Shantanu Sen was suspended from the Rajya Sabha on Friday for the remaining period of the monsoon session after a motion moved by the government was passed by the House

Parliament is expected to witness another stormy day today with media houses putting out more names of alleged targets of the Pegasus snooping programme while the government preparing to double down on Opposition MPs who reportedly misbehaved in the House yesterday.

The government will move a motion seeking suspension of Trinamool Congress MP Shantanu Sen for snatching papers from Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, sources said. They said some opposition MPs “misbehaved” with the treasury bench members, including a minister, even after the House was adjourned.

The rumours were strengthened as the BJP issued a whip to all its Rajya Sabha MPs asking them to be present in the House.

Meanwhile, Congress has moved another privilege motion against Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar for misleading the parliament on deaths due to shortage of oxygen in the country amid COVID-19 outbreak.

Lok Sabha schedule
Bills for consideration and passin

  • The Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020
  • The National Institutes of Food Technology,
  • Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021.
  • Private Members’ business

Rajya Sabha schedule

  • BJP MP Rakesh Sinha to move bills on population control in Rajya Sabha
  • Obituary references
  • Private Members’ business

With inputs from PTI

Abdul Gh Lone