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Monsoon Session Highlights: Parliament stalemate continues; Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid Opposition uproar

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Here are the highlights from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha today

Monsoon Session Highlights: Parliament stalemate continues; Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid Opposition uproar
Parliament Monsoon Session 2021 Highlights:
Leaders from several opposition parties on Monday attended a breakfast meeting hosted by senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at New Delhi's Constitution Club, not far from the Parliament. An array of opposition leaders including from TMC, NCP, Shiv Sena, DMK, CPM, CPI, RJD and Samajwadi Party attended it, while Arvind Kejriwal's AAP and Mayawati's BSP gave it a conspicuous miss. Post-breakfast meet, Gandhi-led several opposition MPs later cycled to Parliament to highlight the issue of fuel price hike, while others walked to the national legislature.
Meanwhile, the logjam within the parliament continues as treasury and Opposition benches fail to find a breakthrough on key issues.
Here are the highlights from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha today:
  • Lok Sabha adjourned till 11am, 4th August
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 am tomorrow amid continued sloganeering by Opposition MPs in the House
  • Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has urged both Govt & oppn to collectively resolve present stalemate in Parliament.
  • The Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021 has been passed in Lok Sabha. House has been adjourned till 4 pm 
  • Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned till 2 pm: Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned till 2 PM as opposition members continued sloganeering over the Pegasus snooping row and other issues. The House proceeded with the Question Hour when it re-assembled at 12 noon after the first adjournment. However, several opposition members trooped in the Well of the House and started raising slogans. Some of them were also carrying placards. Amid the uproar, several members asked questions and the ministers concerned replied to their queries. But as the protest continued, the Deputy Chairman adjourned the proceedings till 2 pm.
  • Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm amid Opposition protest.
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 pm amid uproar in the House. Opposition MPs gathered at the Well of the House, protesting over various issues.
  • Opposition's conduct an 'insult' to Parliament: PM Modi at BJP meet: With Parliament's proceedings being stalled by the opposition's protests over the Pegasus issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed it for its conduct, including tearing papers and making "derogatory" remarks on the way bills have been passed, as he accused them of insulting the legislature and the Constitution. Briefing reporters on Modi's speech at the BJP parliamentary party meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said the prime minister expressed anger at the conduct of some opposition members and noted that those who tore papers and threw it around have remained unrepentant. This shows their arrogance, Modi said and asked his party members to maintain restraint.
  • Union Min Pralhad Joshi: Yesterday, a tweet was posted by TMC (MP Derek O'Brien). PM said it is an insult to people who elected MPs. PM expressed anguish. '...Making papri chaat' was an insulting comment. Tearing of papers, throwing them and not apologising is arrogance is what PM said.
  • Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi after BJP parliamentary party meeting: BJP parliamentary party welcomes the decision of the govt's approval of OBC quota in medical and dental colleges.
  • Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and other Opposition leaders ride bicycles to the Parliament, after the conclusion of their breakfast meeting.
    • Opposition Party floor leaders from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha arrive for a breakfast meeting being hosted by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at Constitution Club. Strategy for the Monsoon session to be discussed. Rahul Gandhi has also arrived for the meeting.
    • While several opposition parties including NCP, Congress, TMC, CPI, CPI(M), Shiv Sena, National Conference, and others have joined the meeting, Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP has not attended the meet, raising eyebrows.
    • Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also arrived for the BJP Parliamentary Party Meeting which is scheduled at 9:30 am.
    • Congress MP Manickam Tagore gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss the 'Pegasus Project' media report.
    • Congress MP Ripun Bora gives suspension of business notice under rule 267 in Rajya Sabha, to discuss Assam — Mizoram border clash.
    • Congress Rajya Sabha MP Shaktisinh Gohil has given notice in the Rajya Sabha to discuss the issue of alleged rape & killing of a minor girl in Delhi's Nangal area.
    • —With inputs from agencies