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Parliament Monsson Session Highlights: 'Very hurt' over opposition MPs flinging papers at Chair, says Lok Sabha speaker

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Parliament Monsoon Session 2021 Highlights: The proceedings in Lok Sabha have adjourned for the day amid continued protests by the Opposition MPs, seen through the week.

Parliament Monsson Session Highlights: 'Very hurt' over opposition MPs flinging papers at Chair, says Lok Sabha speaker
Parliament Monsoon Session 2021 Highlights:
The proceedings in Lok Sabha have adjourned for the day amid continued protests by the Opposition MPs, seen through the week. Earlier, Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Prahlad Joshi reached out to Opposition leader Mallikarjun Kharge to work on the impasse in Parliament.
Here are the updates from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha today:
  • The government will do whatever necessary to ensure that India's security is adequately protected, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar informed Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
  • The government on Thursday said travel restrictions are being eased for Indian students by several countries including the US, Canada, the UK, and Germany and that more nations are expected to do the same when the coronavirus situation improves. Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said in the Rajya Sabha
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday said he was "very hurt" over some opposition members throwing papers at the Chair a day earlier and warned of stern action against those repeatedly involved in such incidents. When papers were being laid in the House on Wednesday, Congress members Gurjeet Aujala, T N Prathapan, Hibi Eden and some others threw business papers of the day as well as torn pieces of paper and placards at the Chair.
  • Parliament on Thursday passed the Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2021, to bring changes in the legislation aimed at helping the MSME sector. The Bill, that will help the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector in the availability of working capital, was passed in the Rajya Sabha
  • Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday attacked the opposition in Lok Sabha for indulging in sloganeering instead of participating in the discussions at a time when the country is facing the COVID pandemic.
  • Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned for the day following protest by Opposition MPs.
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm as Opposition MPs gathered around the well of the House and protested over various issues.
  • Lok Sabha reconvenes, adjourned again within three minutes: Lok Sabha reconvened at 12.30 pm but was adjourned again by 12.33 as Opposition members swarmed the Well. The House will now reconvene at 2 pm.
  • Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha: "We (EAM & US Secy of State) had a very detailed discussion on Afghanistan. I articulated our position at a press conference that was jointly held with the visiting US Secy of State. We were very clear that there must be a negotiated, political settlement in Afghanistan."
    • External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha on his meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken: I think there was a very strong convergence in our (India and US) positions on this matter. That there can't be military solution, there can't be a takeover by use of force in Afghanistan. We'll work with international community to ensure that political negotiations for a settlement are pursued seriously & we would never accept an outcome which is decided by force.
    • BJP MP Nishikant Dubey: TMC is allergic to all the Hindi-speaking people that's why they called me 'Bihari Gunda'. This is an attack on Bihar's pride. I have submitted all the facts to the Speaker. She (Mahua Moitra) should apologise.
    • Lok Sabha adjourned till 1130 hours amid ruckus over Opposition MPs tearing papers and throwing them in the House yesterday.
    • Union ministers Piyush Goyal & Pralhad Joshi met Opposition leaders while a meeting of opposition leaders was underway. The ministers asked opposition leaders to support the House to pass bills. Opposition leaders insisted on a discussion on the Pegasus issue, and the inflation and farmers issue.
    • Congress MPs hold protests at the Parliament in support of farmers
      • Congress MP Ripun Bora: We have been demanding a discussion in the Parliament on the hike in prices of all essential commodities. Being an MP, if we are not allowed a discussion in the Parliament, then, where will we raise such issues.
      • Earlier, Congress MP Ripun Bora rides a bicycle to the Parliament to protest against the rise in fuel prices.
      • LoP in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge: We only want discussion on the Pegasus issue. For that, PM Modi and Home Minister's presence is necessary. This (snooping) is treason. If they let us discuss the issue, the House will function properly. We've also called an all-party meet today.
        • Congress MP B Manickam Tagore has given adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha demanding a discussion in the presence of Prime Minister or Home Minister on the Pegasus issue.
        • Earlier, Congress Lok Sabha MPs met at Congress Parliamentary Party office at 1030 hours today.
        • Opposition floor leaders from Rajya Sabha to meet today to chalk out a strategy on the Pegasus issue.
        • Parliament schedule for Thursday, July 29
        • LOK SABHA — Bills for consideration and passing
          —The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021
          —The Inland Vessels Bill, 2021
          RAJYA SABHA — Bills for consideration and passing
          —The Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2021
          —With inputs from agencies