The Monsoon session of Parliament entered its third day on Wednesday.
Discussions on rising violence in Kashmir, flood control measures, demolition of Ambedkar Bhavan have been prominent so far.
Home minister Rajnath Singh addressed the issue of violence against Dalits and praised the government’s handling of the situation in Una.
Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, however, created a ruckus in the House over the Una issue, leading to two adjournments.
Congress and Aam Aadmi Party had previously separately served notice on adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha to highlight the atrocities against Dalits, especially in Gujarat, following the brutal assault on them for allegedly skinning the flesh a dead cow.
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:
3.10pm: I am personally hurt that a BJP party person used such derogatory words against Mayawati, Arun Jaitley says in the Rajya Sabha.
2.58pm: The government has failed in multiple fronts. Secure our borders, secure our people before its too late, we are with you, but act with a plan, says Jyotiraditya Scindia
2.07 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 pm after uproar by opposition continues over Una incident.
1.01 pm: “We are making continuous efforts to locate Father Tom (Kerala priest abducted in Yemen)... We’re in touch with countries that can assist us in locating him, not only at my level but PM himself held discussions during his visits,” foreign minister Sushma Swaraj says in Lok Sabha.
12.34 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm.
12.25 pm: 9 arrested in connection with Una incident, 7 remanded to judicial custody, rest 2 sent to police custody, says Rajnath Singh.
12.21 pm: We strongly condemn the Una incident in Gujarat, PM also took cognizance of the issue: Rajnath Singh
12.04 pm: Rajya Sabha adjournment pushed to 12.31 pm following protests Congress, BSP, TMC and JDU over Una incident.
12.07 pm: “China created procedural hurdle for India’s NSG membership,” Sushma Swaraj says in LS.
11.40 am: “Majority of parties in favour of GST but it still hasn’t passed. Does that stop us from making efforts? We are making efforts to develop a consensus on #GST and hope it will be passed in this session,” minister of external affairs, Sushma Swaraj says in Lok Sabha.
11.16 am: Rajya Sabha adjourns for ten minutes following opposition uproar over attacks on Dalits in Una, Gujarat.
10.30 am: Lok Sabha is likely to discuss the recent violence in Kashmir Valley, which is resulting in a threat to tje peace and security in the state.
10.00 am: The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016, is likely to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today.
09.45 am: Congress has served notice for an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha over incidents in Una, Gujarat.
09.30 am: Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann sends notice for an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha on atrocities against Dalits.