Budget Session highlights: Both houses adjourned till tomorrow amid ruckus
Budget Session highlights: Similar to the first leg of Union Budget 2023 session, the other half is also plagued by numerous delays.
Both Houses of the Parliament were adjourned for the day on Monday, as the BJP and opposition sparred over Rahul Gandhi's speech in London and an investigation into allegations against the Adani Group. The Parliament had resumed on Monday after a week's long ruckus from both the sides. On Friday, the proceedings of the both houses were adjourned till Monday as the ruling dispensation continues to demand an apology from the former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on his remarks in London and the opposition demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe in the Adani-Hindenburg row.
Subsequently, a slew of bills were slated to be passed in both the Upper and Lower House on Monday. Here we bring minute-to-minute updates from in and out of the parliament.
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Mar 20, 2023 02:17 PM IST
Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow
Lok Sabha adjourned to meet again at 11 am tomorrow.
Mar 20, 2023 02:11 PM IST
"Rahul Gandhi Maafi Maango" slogans in Lok Sabha
"Rahul Gandhi Maafi Maango", “Shame Shame”, slogans being shouted in Lok Sabha
Mar 20, 2023 02:09 PM IST
Report of Committee on Public Undertakings being laid amid ruckus
Report of Committee on Public Undertakings are being laid on the table in Lok Sabha amid heavy sloganeering by BJP MPs over Rahul Gandhi's remarks.
Mar 20, 2023 02:05 PM IST
Lok Sabha resumes amid heavy sloganeering
Lok Sabha resumes amid heavy sloganeering from BJP MPs over Rahul Gandhi's remarks.
Mar 20, 2023 02:03 PM IST
Rajya Sabha adjourned amid ruckus
Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow 11am amid ruckus.
Mar 20, 2023 02:01 PM IST
Rajya Sabha resumes amid heavy sloganeering
Rajya Sabha resumes amid heavy sloganeering
Mar 20, 2023 01:57 PM IST
SP MP Ram Gopal Yadav on Adani issue
They are scared that if JPC investigates, the nexus between Adani and Central Govt would get exposed and the real culprit would come before the people. The public is angry, they think that they would lose their money, SP MP Ram Gopal Yadav on Adani issue told ANI.
Mar 20, 2023 01:56 PM IST
BRS MP over Adani issue
It's neither a scandal nor a scam, it's more than that. It involves not only lakhs of Rupees but the very economy, it'll affect the entire economy & people's money. We're not asking for anyone's favour, but saying that if there's any doubt of a scam, let's inquire through a credible agency: BRS MP K Keshava Rao on Adani issue
Mar 20, 2023 01:52 PM IST
Rajya Sabha adjourned 10th time in six days amid ruckus
Parliament face-off continues, Rajya Sabha adjourned 10th time in six days amid ruckus.
Mar 20, 2023 01:40 PM IST
Ruckus likely to continue for second week
Parliament's Budget session has been a washout since the beginning of its second part on March 13, with the BJP demanding an apology from Gandhi.
As soon as the proceedings started, members of the treasury benches began raising the issue of Gandhi's remarks.
Opposition members, including those from the Congress, also began shouting slogans demanding a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into alleged stock manipulation by the Adani Group.
Mar 20, 2023 01:38 PM IST
BJP mounts pressure on Rahul Gandhi for UK speech, demands 'apology'
An unambiguous apology from Rahul Gandhi can end the logjam in Parliament, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Monday as he slammed the Congress leader for his recent remarks in the United Kingdom. Read more
Mar 20, 2023 12:17 PM IST
Pramod Tiwari on Parliament ruckus
The drama that has been going on since 13th March, can't be happening without a signal from the PM. Today, once again Parliament wasn't allowed to function. What are we demanding? Just a JPC investigation into the biggest scam after Independence: Congress MP Pramod Tiwari on Adani issue, reports ANI.
Mar 20, 2023 12:07 PM IST
'Wouldn't be scared by such actions': Kharge over Delhi Police's notice to Rahul Gandhi
"Wouldn't be scared by such actions, we will stand strong," says Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge over Delhi Police's notice to Rahul Gandhi.
Mar 20, 2023 12:03 PM IST
Ruckus in Rajya Sabha
Both the ruling BJP and the opposition parties shouted slogans in support of their demands, prompting Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar to adjourn the proceedings till 2 pm.
Dhankhar said he had received notices under rule 267-9 from Congress members, including Pramod Tiwari, Rajneet Ranjan, Kumar Ketkar, Syed Nasir Hussain, Amee Yajnik, AKhilesh Prasad Singh, Neeraj Dangi and Mukul Wasnik, to discuss the failure of the government to constitute a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) to look into allegations of accounting fraud and stock market manipulation against the Adani Group.
Mar 20, 2023 11:31 AM IST
Parliament adjournment continues for the second week
Parliament adjournment continued for the second week amid ruckus over Adani issue.
Mar 20, 2023 11:10 AM IST
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm amid ruckus ruckus over Opposition's demand for JPC probe into Adani issue.
Mar 20, 2023 11:08 AM IST
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2pm
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2pm amid ruckus over Opposition's demand for JPC probe into Adani issue.
Mar 20, 2023 11:08 AM IST
Opposition MPs sloganeering JPC JPC in Lok Sabha
Opposition MPs sloganeering JPC JPC in Lok Sabha.
Mar 20, 2023 11:02 AM IST
Lok Sabha resumes amid sloganeering by BJP MPs
Lok Sabha resumes amid sloganeering by BJP MPs demanding an apology from Rahul Gandhi over his remarks.
Mar 20, 2023 11:01 AM IST
Parliament session resumes for the day
The proceedings of both houses of the Parliament resume for the day.
Mar 20, 2023 10:51 AM IST
Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi gives Adjournment motion notice in LS over police questioning Rahul Gandhi
Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi tabled an Adjournment Motion in the Lok Sabha to raise the issue of Delhi police serving a notice on Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to seek information about a speech he gave during the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Mar 20, 2023 10:32 AM IST
Meeting of leaders from like-minded opposition parties underway
A meeting of leaders from like-minded opposition parties is underway at the office of LoP Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge in Parliament to chalk out the strategy for the floor of the House on Monday, All India Congress Committee (AICC) informed.
Mar 20, 2023 10:18 AM IST
Congress MPs' notice in Rajya Sabha over JPC probe in Adani row
Neeraj Dangi, Dr Amee Yajnik, and Syed Naseer Hussain gives Suspension of Business Notice under Rule 267 in Rajya Sabha to discuss “the Government’s failure to constitute a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to investigate the charges of corporate fraud”, reports ANI.
Mar 20, 2023 10:13 AM IST
‘Rahul Gandhi hails China’s BRI but…': Hardeep Puri
Mar 20, 2023 10:11 AM IST
Congress MP's notice in Rajya Sabha demanding JPC probe
Congress MP Jebi Mather gives Suspension of Business Notice under Rule 267 in Rajya Sabha to discuss “the Government’s failure to constitute a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to investigate the charges of corporate fraud”, reports ANI.
Mar 20, 2023 10:05 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi should apologise unequivocally: Hardeep Puri
He (Rahul Gandhi) should apologise categorically, unequivocally. He also said the core of BJP ideology is cowardice. I don't know what he is trying to say. Today India is the 5th largest economy and soon we will be 4th largest economy, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said to ANI.
Mar 20, 2023 09:56 AM IST
Oppostion demands JPC probe in Adani scam: Kharge
Mar 20, 2023 09:54 AM IST
Opposition leaders meet at Kharge's office to chalk out Parliament strategy
Leaders from like-minded opposition parties meet at the office of LoP Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge in Parliament to chalk out the strategy for the floor of the House.
Mar 20, 2023 09:48 AM IST
Congress MP'S notice in Rajya Sabha over Kiran Patel's Z+ security
Congress MP Shaktisinh Gohil give a suspension of business notice under Rule 267 in Rajya Sabha to discuss “on what grounds Kiran Patel was provided with a Z+ security cover and was allowed to go to areas where civilians are not allowed to visit”, reports ANI.
Mar 20, 2023 09:46 AM IST
'With freedom, one needs to have..': Hardeep Puri
Mar 20, 2023 09:43 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee is speaking on the direction of the PM Modi: AR Chowdhury
Mamata Banerjee is speaking on the direction of the PM Modi. PM Modi and Didi have a deal to defame the image of Rahul Gandhi and Congress. She wants to save herself from ED-CBI raids and that's why she is against Congress as PM will be happy with this, Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury told ANI.
Mar 20, 2023 09:40 AM IST
Opposition to meet today at Kharge's office
Amid the continued stand-off between the BJP and the Congress MPs to mar the Parliament proceedings, opposition parties are likely to meet at Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge’s office in Parliament today to chalk out strategy to the floor of the House, news agency ANI reported.
Mar 20, 2023 09:38 AM IST
‘They are trying to weaken us..’: Mallikarjun Kharge
Mar 20, 2023 09:35 AM IST
If given chance, Rahul Gandhi will speak: Mallikarjun Kharge
If they will give chance he (Rahul Gandhi) will speak. If we are not allowed to speak in democracy then how this will work? Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge told ANI.
Mar 20, 2023 09:33 AM IST
Ranjeet Ranjan's notice in Rajya Sabha demanding JPC to probe corporate fraud
Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan gives a suspension of business Notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 to discuss “ the Government’s failure to constitute a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to investigate the charges of corporate fraud", reports ANI.
Mar 20, 2023 09:25 AM IST
Chemical and Fertilizers Committee to discuss demands of various grants
Mar 20, 2023 09:23 AM IST
Committee on Public Undertakings to discuss loss due to flaring of ONGC gas
Mar 20, 2023 09:20 AM IST
Rahul, BJP MPs spar at panel meet chaired by Jaishankar. Here's what happened
While a parliamentary consultative committee meeting on external affairs ended with what Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said was an “amicable group photograph”, the meeting reportedly saw acrimonious exchanges after BJP members questioned Rahul Gandhi's remarks on Indian democracy during his UK visit. Read more
Mar 20, 2023 09:15 AM IST
Congress MP's notice in Lok Sabha over Adani row
Congress MP Manickam Tagore gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss the "government's failure in constituting a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to investigate Adani Group issue."
Mar 20, 2023 08:58 AM IST
House panel seeks database for e-payment frauds
The parliamentary panel on information and technology wants the government to create a centralised database to record digital payments-related cyber frauds, and institute a new nodal agency to enable redressal mechanisms for victims, people familiar with the matter said. Read more
Mar 20, 2023 08:49 AM IST
Manish Tewari's notice in Lok Sabha over Freedom of Speech
Congress MP Manish Tewari gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha demanding discussion on “essence, substance and spirit of Freedom of Speech accorded to Members of Parliament under Article 105 of the Constitution”, reports ANI.
Mar 20, 2023 08:41 AM IST
AAP's Sanjay Singh's notice in Rajya Sabha over Adani-Hindenburg issue
AAP MP Sanjay Singh gives suspension of Business Notice under rule 267 in Rajya Sabha and demands discussion on the Adani-Hindenburg issue.
Mar 20, 2023 08:37 AM IST
Only seven out of every 1,000 vehicles registered in Chandigarh in last five years were EVs
Amid the UT administration’s push for electric vehicles (EV), the five-year records show that the number of the electric vehicles registered in the city was less than 1% of the total. Read more
Mar 20, 2023 08:32 AM IST
Kiren Rijiju wants matter on same-sex marriage to be debated in Parliament
Union law and justice minister Kiren Rijiju said the matter related to same-sex marriage should be left to the wisdom of the people. Read more
Mar 20, 2023 08:29 AM IST
R&AW reports on judges appointments in extraordinary cases: Centre tells Lok Sabha
The Union government on Friday said that the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) inputs are taken for making appointments of judges to constitutional courts only in “extraordinary circumstances” when the issue involves national security. Read more
Mar 20, 2023 08:21 AM IST
Parliament could do with less animosity
The ongoing Parliament session is rife with political animosity, with the exception of a few pleasant moments. That is why, after the Indian documentary The Elephant Whisperers won an Oscar earlier this month, a brief discussion in the Rajya Sabha warmed the cockles of the heart. Read more
Mar 20, 2023 08:13 AM IST
'Didn't seek foreign intervention': Rahul Gandhi
Amid BJP's insistence for an apology over his "democracy under attack" remark in the UK, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday defended it at a parliamentary panel meet, saying he never sought any foreign intervention over the issue.
Mar 20, 2023 08:09 AM IST
‘BJP trying to make Rahul Gandhi hero to serve own interests’: Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday accused the BJP of trying to make a hero out of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to divert attention from the burning issues by stalling the parliament proceedings over his recent remarks in the UK. Read more
Mar 20, 2023 08:05 AM IST
Parliament marred by disruptions in first week
The first week of the second part of the budget session of Parliament has been marred by disruptions with the two Houses not able to conduct any major business. The budget session of parliament will conclude on April 6.
Mar 20, 2023 07:59 AM IST
V-P Jagdeep Dhankhar sides with Parliament for constitutional evolution
Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday said the evolution of the Constitution should take place through Parliament and no other 'super body' or institution, including judiciary, has any role in it. Read more
Mar 20, 2023 07:51 AM IST
Agenda in Lok Sabha
In the Lok Sabha, a discussion and voting on the Demands for Grants under the control of the Ministry of Railways for 2023-24 and the Ministries of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj for 2023-24 is expected.
Mar 20, 2023 07:50 AM IST
Pramod Tiwari's notice in Rajya Sabha over Adani issue
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pramod Tiwari gives suspension of business notice under rule 267 to discuss the “need to constitute a JPC to investigate the govt's role in promoting business interests of Adani Group”, reports ANI.
Mar 20, 2023 07:49 AM IST
Discussion on budget of Jammu and Kashmir among key agendas
The General discussion on on the Budget of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for 2023-24 which is pending for almost a week now will also be attempted to be passed, and the Supplementary Demands for Grants for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir are among the key agenda in the Parliament today.
Mar 20, 2023 07:43 AM IST
Agenda in Rajya Sabha
As proceedings resume on Monday, a discussion on the working of several ministries including the Textile, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy, and the Skill development ministry is expected in the Upper House of the Parliament.
Mar 20, 2023 07:41 AM IST
Opposition to meet today to chalk out Parliament strategy
Opposition parties are scheduled to meet today to chalk out Parliament strategy.