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Parliament as it happened: Cong, BJP debate over Arunachal, Uttarakhand crises

Tuesday is the second day of Monsoon Session of the Parliament. The first day of the Session saw Lok Sabha discuss about the Kashmir violence that erupted after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

india Updated: Jul 19, 2016 20:19 IST
Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge in Lok Sabha in New Delhi.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

Home minister Rajnath Singh blamed the Congress on Tuesday over the political uncertainty in Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh. He also refuted Congress’ allegations that the BJP tried to topple its governments in these two states.

On the first day of the monsoon session on Monday, the Rajya Sabha discussed about the Kashmir unrest that erupted after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. The Upper House also passed The Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016.

A total of 25 bills, including the crucial GST Bill, are expected to come up for consideration and passage during the monsoon session. Here are the live updates from the second day of the monsoon session:

Updates from the Parliament

1pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm.

12.40pm: It was Congress that always tried to destabilise elected governments: Rajnath Singh says responding to Congress charge on the Arunachal issue.

12.10pm: Congress questions government on Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhnd crises. “This government destabilises popular governments,” says Mallikarjun Kharge.

12noon: We are all working on how to deal with cyber crime, says Home minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha.

11.10am: Zero Hour begins in Rajya Sabha. Sitaram Yechury raises the issue of demolition of Ambedkar Bhavan in Maharashtra.

11am: Rajya Sabha proceedings begin. New members take oath.