Parliament proceedings live updates | Both the houses adjourned for an hour
The Central Government is set to introduce the Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 on the first day of the Winter Session of the Parliament.
Congress MPs led by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi staged a protest demonstration demanding Repeal Farm Law on the first day of the winter session at Parliament house in New Delhi on Monday.
Here are the latest updates:
Rajya Sabha | 11:19 am
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12:19 p.m.
Rajya Sabha proceedings have been adjourned till 12:19 p.m. as a mark of respect for Oscar Fernandes, a sitting member of the house who passed away.
Lok Sabha | 11:13 am
Lok Sabha adjourned till 12:00 p.m.
Lok Sabha proceedings have been adjourned till 12:00 p.m. following protests by opposition on farm laws repeal and Minimum Support Price issues.
Mr. Birla appeals to Opposition members seeking to raise issues to not disrupt the proceedings, saying it is the first day of the winter session. – PTI
Question hour begins in Lok Sabha. Opposition is raising slogans.
Speakers are giving obituary references.
Vice President Naidu gives obituary references to:
1. Shri Oscar Fernandes, sitting Member
2. Shri K. B. Shanappa, (ex-Member)
3. Dr. Chandan Mitra, (ex-Member)
4. Shri Hari Singh Nalwa (ex-Member)
5. Shrimati Monika Das (ex-Member) and
6. Shri Abani Roy (ex-Member).
Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla gives obituary references to:
1. Shri B. Senguttuvan (Member, Sixteenth Lok Sabha)
2. Shri Kalyan Singh (Member, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Lok Sabhas)
3. Shri Oscar Fernandes (Member, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Lok Sabhas)
4. Shri Godil Prasad Anuragi (Member, Seventh Lok Sabha)
5. Shri Shyam Sunder Somani (Member, Sixth Lok Sabha)
6. Shri Rajnarayan Budholiya (Member, Fourteenth Lok Sabha)
7. Shri Devwrat Singh (Member, Fourteenth Lok Sabha) and
8. Shri Hari Danve Pundlik (Member, Sixth and Ninth Lok Sabhas).
Rajya Sabha | 11:04 am
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu introduces the new secretary general P.C. Mody.
Newly elected members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are taking oath. Rajani Ashokrao Patil (Maharashtra), Shri M. Mohammad Abdullah (Tamil Nadu), K.R.N. Rajesh Kumar (Tamil Nadu) and Luizinho Faleiro (West Bengal) take oath in Rajya Sabha.
Smt. Pratibha Singh (Mandi Parliamentary Constituency, Himachal Pradesh) and Shri Gyaneshwar Patil (Khandwa Parliamentary Constituency, Madhya Pradesh) take oath in Lok Sabha.
Lok Sabha | 11:03 am
Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha proceedings for the Winter Session begin
Opposition raises ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ slogans in Lok Sabha.
Lok Sabha | 10:42 am
“Govt ready to discuss all issues”: PM Modi ahead of Winter Session
In his customary remarks before the start of the Winter Session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his government was willing to answer any questions, allow any debates in the House but that all parties should maintain the dignity of Parliament and the chair of the presiding officers.
He urged lawmakers to keep the common man at the center of its deliberations in the House. Referring to the recent observance of Constitution Day on Friday, Prime Minister Modi said that it had been observed in the spirit of the Constitution and a renewed resolution. “In this background and that of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (75th anniversary celebrations of India’s freedom) everyone wants to that India’s Parliament keeps the spirit of freedom fighters alive by debating issues of national interest and further the country’s progress,” he said. “In future people will not see who disrupted and how loudly, but who intervened for constructive issues,” he added.
Lok Sabha | 10:35 am
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla hopes House will run smoothly in Winter Session of Parliament
Ahead of the start of the Winter Session of Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday said there are many issues facing the country on which there is a need for a serious discussion and hoped that members will extend their support to ensure that the House runs smoothly and in an orderly manner.
In a series of tweets in Hindi, the Speaker expressed hope that members will maintain discipline during the proceedings. – PTI
Home Minister Amit Shah arriving to attend the Winter Session at Parliament House in New Delhi
Government lists farm law repeal on House agenda on November 29
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 28 skipped the customary all-party meeting, convened by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, a day before the start of the winter session of Parliament that will take up the repeal of the three farm laws.
The government listed the Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021, in the Lok Sabha’s list of business for November 29 but no time for debate has been allotted as yet since the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) will take place only on November 29 morning.
In the explanatory note to the Repeal Bill, the government justified the farm laws and said only “a group of farmers” were protesting but added, “As we celebrate the 75th Year of Independence ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the need of the hour is to take everyone together on the path of inclusive growth and development”.
Rajya Sabha floor leaders express annoyance at Justice Ramana’s comment
Floor leaders of the Rajya Sabha at a meeting with Chairman Venkaiah Naidu ahead of the winter session of Parliament that begins on Monday, expressed concern over the Supreme Court Chief Justice’s recent remarks on disruptions in Parliament.
Chief Justice N.V. Ramana, speaking at the 75th Independence Day function organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association, complained about lack of debate in Parliament. He said it is a “sorry state of affairs” and that absence of quality debate leaves many aspects of the laws unclear, increasing the burden on the court.
The floor leaders said it is for the Presiding Officers to take appropriate action if the norms of functioning are being violated in the legislatures and other constitutional agencies should not comment adversely, sources said. They did not, however, name Justice Ramana.
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