Parliament Monsoon Session highlights: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day; Govt dismisses reports on snooping

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Parliament Monsson Session Highlights: Monsoon Session of Parliament on Monday started on a stormy note as both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day following opposition uproar on various issues

Parliament Monsoon Session highlights: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day; Govt dismisses reports on snooping
  • Uproar in RS as Opposition asks govt to clarify on nationality of newly-inducted minister

     Opposition members in Rajya Sabha on Monday sought to raise the issue of the nationality of a newly inducted Minister of State for Home, alleging he was a Bangladeshi national, but the government dismissed the charge as "baseless" and slammed them for casting such aspersions on a leader from a tribal community. Opposition members led by TMC MP Sukhendu Sekhar and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge asked the government to clear its stand over the nationality of the minister.Without naming the minister, Sekhar said:The prime minister has been allowed to lay a list of the ministers after the reshuffle. Go through Wikipedia, then you will find that the name of the gentleman A Minister of State for Home Affairs is a reportedly a Bangladeshi. Sekhar was also supported by Kharge and other opposition members.

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  • When we look at this issue through the prism of logic, it clearly emerges that there is no substance, whatsoever, behind this sensationalism: Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, in Lok Sabha, on 'Pegasus Project' media report

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  • Media reports on snooping an attempt to malign Indian democracy: IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw 

    A highly sensational story was published by a web portal last night. Many over-the-top allegations made around this story. The press reports appeared a day before the Monsoon Session of Parliament. This can't be a coincidence, he said

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  • Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow amid uproar

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  • PM Narendra Modi likely to hold a meeting with floor leaders of all parties in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha tomorrow, to discuss COVID vaccination policy; presentation on COVID handling to be given at the meeting: Sources

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  • Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

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  • Rs 81,179 cr due to states as GST compensation for FY21

    Over Rs 81,000 crore GST compensation is due to states for 2020-21, while for April-May this year, Rs 55,345 crore is outstanding, Parliament was informed on Monday. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary said GST compensation of Rs 91,000 crore has been released to all states/ UTs to partly meet the compensation payable for last fiscal year as the amount in GST compensation fund was not adequate to meet the full requirement.

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  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi appointed as the Deputy Leader of House in the Rajya Sabha: Sources

    Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has been named as the Deputy Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha, sources said on Monday. Naqvi succeeds Piyush Goyal, who has been appointed as the Leader of House in Rajya Sabha.

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  • Both Houses adjouned again amid ruckus

    Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned till 3:30 pm amid continuous disruption by opposition members; Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned till 3 pm

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  • Projects in Bihar, Kerala sanctioned for development of rural circuits: Tour Min G Kishan Reddy
    The Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned projects in Bihar and Kerala for the development of rural circuits in the country, Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy informed Parliament on Monday. In a reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Reddy in a written statement said that the Swadesh Darshan Scheme is planned for the integrated development of theme-based tourist circuits for the development of tourism infrastructure in the country. "Recognising the potential of rural tourism in the country, the ministry has identified rural circuit as one of the thematic circuits for development under this scheme and is aimed at leveraging tourism as a force multiplier for revitalising the rural economy and for giving both domestic and international tourist glimpse of the rural aspects of the country," he said. Reddy also said that the projects for development of tourism-related infrastructure, including rural tourism projects or proposals, are identified for development under the circuit in consultation with the state governments/Union Territory administrations and are sanctioned subject to availability of funds, submission of suitable detailed project reports, adherence to scheme guidelines and utilisation of funds released earlier. "Based on the above criteria, the ministry has sanctioned projects for development of rural circuits in the country under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme in Bihar and Kerala," he said. In Bihar, the Rs 44.65 crore project of developing the Gandhi Circuit: Bhitiharwa Chandrahia-Turkaulia was sanctioned in 2017-18. In Kerala, the development of Malanad Malabar Cruise Tourism project at a cost of Rs 80.37 crore was sanctioned in 2018-2019.

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  • MoS Finance To Parliament - SEBI is investigating some Adani group companies with regard to compliance with SEBI regulations
    MoS Finance to parliament: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence is investigating certain entities belonging to the Adani group under laws administered by it

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  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm; PM unable to introduce new ministers amid uproar
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday could not introduce his newly-inducted union ministers to the Rajya Sabha as several slogan-shouting opposition members trooped into the well of the House to protest over various issues. The House proceedings too were adjourned till 2 pm as the protesting opposition members did not relent to Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu's repeated appeal for order in the House. Earlier in the morning when the House assembled on day one of the Monsoon Session, the proceedings were adjourned for an hour as a mark of respect to departed sitting MPs Raghunath Mohapatra and Rajeev Satav.
        No sooner did the House meet again at around 12.25 pm, opposition members started rasing slogans as the Chairman was making his opening remarks about the expectations from the current session amid Covid pandemic. When the prime minister rose to introduce the newly inducted union ministers in his Council of Ministers, opposition members created an uproar by raising slogans. Questioning the opposition's conduct, Modi wondered "what kind of mindset is this" that prevents them from giving respect to the new ministers who are women, Dalits and come from Scheduled Tribes.

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  • We condemn the manner in which Opposition MPs behaved on the first day of the session today. We saw a very unfortunate situation, both in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. In Rajya Sabha, the address of the Chairman was interrupted too: Leader of House in the Rajya Sabha, Piyush Goyal

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  • But what is this mentality which can't see their glory? We are witnessing it for the first time in the House. I'm grateful for allowing me to introduce them in the House: PM Narendra Modi

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  • PM Modi addresses Rajya Sabha amid ruckus

    "It is an occasion where children of farmers are being introduced in the House. But some people opposing it. Women ministers & ministers from SC/ST & Adivasi communities are being introduced," News agency ANI quoted PM Modi as saying even as the Opposition created ruckus in Rajya Sabha.

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  • Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm amid Opposition ruckus

    The Monsoon session of the Lok Sabha began on a stormy note on Monday with the Opposition creating a ruckus and preventing Prime Minister Narendra Modi from introducing the newly inducted Union ministers. As the disruptions continued despite repeated Speaker Om Birla's repeated pleas to maintain decorum, the House was adjourned after nearly 40 minutes till 2 pm. Four newly elected members --- Maddila Gurumoorthy (YSR Congress), Mangal Suresh Angadi (BJP), M P Abdussamad Samadani (IUML), Vijayakumar (Congress) --- took oath as the House convened after a gap of nearly four months. Following this, the prime minister stood up to introduce the newly inducted ministers who took oath on July 7 following a major rejig in the council of ministers. As soon as Modi stood up, opposition members started shouting slogans and disrupted the proceedings.

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  • Shiromani Akali Dal staged protest against Centre's farm laws outside Parliament, as Monsoon Session began

    "Farmers want black laws to be repealed. We issued an adjournment notice. We want opposition parties to stand against Modi govt," ANI quoted SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal as saying.

    "Why is the govt not listening to farmers? Today, whoever supports the farmers will have to force the Centre during the session for farmers' rights. Over 500 farmers have died by suicide. We will ask for this law to be repealed," the news agency quoted SAD leader Harsimrat Singh Badal as saying.

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  • Lok Sabha adjourned till 2pm amid uproar

    Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh raised an objection against the uproar while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was introducing his Council of Ministers in the House. Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm amid uproar by Opposition MPs.

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  • Rajya Sabha adjourned for 1 hour; to reassemble at 12: 24 pm

    Rajya Sabha proceedings on the opening day of the Monsoon session of Parliament on Monday were adjourned for an hour as a mark of respect for departed two sitting MPs Raghunath Mohapatra and Rajeev Satav. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu mentioned the passing away of the two sitting MPs as well as 10 former members, including Bollywood veteran actor Dilip Kumar and legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh. He read out obituary references for each of the 13 before adjourning the proceedings for an hour "as a mark of respect to memory of Raghunath Mohapatra and Rajeev Satav, sitting members of house, the house stands adjourned for one hour". While nominated member Mohapatra died on May 9 at the age of 78 years, Congress leader Satav passed away on May 16 at the age of 46 years.

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  • Ruckus in Lok Sabha

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  • YSRCP's Maddila Gurumoorthy, BJP's Mangal Suresh Angadi, IUML's Abdussamad Samadan and Congress' Vijayakumar (Alias) Vijay Vasanth take oath as the Members of Parliament (MPs) in Lok Sabha

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  • Parliament Schedule for Monday, July 19:

    LOK SABHA

    - Oath taking by new members

    - PM to introduce new ministers

    - Obituary references Bills for consideration and passing

    - The Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020

    - The National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021

    RAJYA SABHA

    - Oath taking by new members

    - Obituary references Bills for consideration and passing

    - The Marine Aids to Navigation Bill, 2021

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  • Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla arrives at the Parliament

    Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla has arrived at the Parliament ahead of the first day of the monsoon session. He tweeted: "People want their expectations and hopes reach the government through the Parliament. I hope all the political parties will play a positive role in this direction."

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  • Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs cycled to the Parliament today in protest against the rise in prices of petrol, diesel and LPG

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  • Opposition gives notice on increasing prices of essential commodities

    Congress Rajya Sabha MP Anand Sharma gives notice for suspension of Business to discuss issues of of increasing prices of essential commodities.

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  • An informal meeting of opposition leaders underway at Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge's office in Parliament on strategy for monsoon session

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  • Govt plans slew of bills in Monsoon Session; opposition to corner it over COVID management, fuel price
    The government has readied a big legislative agenda for the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning Monday even as the opposition is raring to corner the ruling dispensation over a host of issues,…
    Parliament Monsoon Session highlights: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day; Govt dismisses reports on snooping
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  • Over 40 crore people in the country are 'Baahubali', PM Modi says ahead of the Monsoon session

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached the Parliament before the beginning of the monsoon session. Talking to media before the session he said, "Vaccine is given in 'baahu' (arms), those who take it become 'Baahubali'. Over 40 crore people have become 'Baahubali' in the fight against COVID-19." He said the pandemic has gripped the entire world and we want meaningful discussions over it in the Parliament. He is looking forward to get constructive suggestions from all the MPs so that there comes a fresh approach in fight against the pandemic, he said. "We want that the pandemic be discussed on priority and we get constructive suggestions from all MPs so that there comes a fresh approach in fight against COVID and shortcomings be corrected so that everyone moves forward together in the fight," he said.

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media before the start of the monsoon session of Parliament

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Parliament Monsson Session Highlights:
Monsoon Session of Parliament on Monday started on a stormy note as both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day following opposition uproar on various issues. Both the Houses witnessed repeated adjournments over various issues including price rise and farmers’ issue before they were finally adjourned for the day.
IT and Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw dismissed media reports on the use of Pegasus software to snoop on Indians, saying the allegations levelled just ahead of the Monsoon session of Parliament are aimed at maligning Indian democracy. In a suo motu statement in Lok Sabha, Vaishnaw said that with several checks and balances being in place, "any sort of illegal surveillance" by unauthorised persons is not possible in India.
The statement assumes significance in the backdrop of opposition parties creating a ruckus over the issue in both the Houses of Parliament on the first day of the Monsoon session. The minister made this statement in response to media reports that spyware Pegasus was being used to conduct surveillance on several Indians, including political leaders, government officials and journalists. "A highly sensational story was published by a web portal yesterday night.... The press report appeared a day before the Monsoon session of the Parliament.

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