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Parliament Monsoon Session Highlights: Both Houses adjourned

Rajya Sabha Highlights: The Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha's monsoon session has been beset with daily disruptions over ethnic violence in Manipur.
Opposition MPs during the discussion on The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023 in Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon Session of Parliament.
Opposition MPs during the discussion on The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023 in Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

Rajya Sabha Highlights: The Delhi Services Bill has been passed in the Rajya Sabha. The bill aims to replace the ordinance governing transfers and postings of senior officers in the Delhi government. AAP's Raghav Chadha earlier criticized the bill during a spirited debate in the Rajya Sabha, calling it a "political fraud" and a "constitutional sin" that would lead to an administrative logjam. The debate highlights the ongoing political tensions between the ruling BJP and the AAP in Delhi....Read More

Days after the Delhi services bill was passed in the Lok Sabha, Union Home Minster Amit Shah moved the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023 in Rajya Sabha on Monday.

The Bill, which replaces the Ordinance over control of bureaucrats in the Delhi government, was passed by a voice vote on Thursday amid a walkout by newly formed Opposition bloc the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (I.N.D.IA). The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has been seeking opposition parties' support against the Ordinance, had issued a three-line whip to its Rajya Sabha members, asking them to be present in the House on Monday and Tuesday. The Congress had also issued a three-lined whip to its MPs asking them to be present in the Upper House till its adjournment on Monday.

Read: ‘Anything can happen’: BJP v/s INDIA bloc spat before Delhi Bill is moved in RS

Floor leaders of I.N.D.I.A met at the office of Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge in Parliament on Monday morning to chalk out the strategy for the floor of the House.

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Aug 7, 2023 10:49 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Both Houses of Parliament adjourned

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Both Houses of the Parliament have been adjourned.

Aug 7, 2023 10:46 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Rajya Sabha passes the Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Bill, 2023 by voice vote

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Bill, 2023 by voice vote.

Aug 7, 2023 10:43 PM IST

 CM Kejriwal calls it a black day today after Rajya Sabha passes Delhi Sevices Bill

Delhi CM Kejriwal called it a black day after the Rajya Sabha passed the Delhi Services Bill. He also criticized PM Modi and asked why he was interfering in the affairs of Delhi.

Aug 7, 2023 10:27 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: 'PM Modi does not obey SC order. The public had clearly said that the Centre should not interfere in Delhi': Kejriwal after RS passes Delhi Services Bill

Rajya Sabha LIVE: “PM Modi does not obey SC order. The public had clearly said that the Centre should not interfere in Delhi by defeating them,” said Kejriwal after the RS passed the Delhi bill.

Aug 7, 2023 10:07 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Bill on control of transfers, postings of senior officers in Delhi govt passed by Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Bill on control of transfers, postings of senior officers in Delhi govt has been passed by Rajya Sabha after 131 votes for ayes and 102 for noes.

Aug 7, 2023 10:05 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Division of votes done through paper slips technical error in the automatic vote recording machine

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Division of votes done through paper slips technical error in the automatic vote recording machine

Aug 7, 2023 10:02 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Probe to be ordered on complaints of 5 MPs in connection with the inclusion of their names without consent in motion to send Delhi services bill to select committee

Rajya Sabha LIVE: A probe will be ordered on the complaints of 5 MPs in connection with the inclusion of their names without consent in the motion to send Delhi services bill to select committee.

Aug 7, 2023 9:40 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Voting underway on Delhi Services Bill in Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Voting is underway on Delhi Services Bill in Rajya Sabha.

Aug 7, 2023 9:27 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: ‘They (opposition parties) say we get directions from Nagpur. At least, Nagpur is part of India…’, says Amit Shah in Parliament

Rajya Sabha LIVE: "They (opposition parties) say we get directions from Nagpur. At least, Nagpur is part of India unlike Russia and China from where they get instructions," say Amit Shah during debate over Delhi Services Bill in Rajya Sabha.

Aug 7, 2023 9:25 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Amit Shah takes dig at Opposition in Parliament, says, 'In Kerala Congress and the Communists are baying for each other's blood but now have come together…'

Rajya Sabha LIVE: "In Kerala Congress and the Communists are baying for each other's blood but now have come together. Similarly, JD(U) whose politics was against the fodder scam has now joined hands with Lalu Prasad's RJD," says Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha during debate on Delhi Services Bill.

Aug 7, 2023 9:21 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: ‘Kejriwal will quit opposition bloc INDIA once Delhi services bill is passed…’: Amit Shah's dig in Parliament

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Union Home Minister Amit Shah takes swipe at Congress, saying AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will quit opposition bloc INDIA once Delhi services bill is passed.

Aug 7, 2023 9:05 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: AAP govt in Delhi transferred officers in vigilance dept as liquor scam files were with it': Amit Shah

Rajya Sabha LIVE: ‘AAP govt in Delhi transferred officers in vigilance dept as liquor scam files were with it,’ said Amit Shah while speaking about the Delhi services bill in parliament.

Aug 7, 2023 9:00 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Chairman  Dhankar again pulls up TMC MP Derek O'Brien during discussion on Delhi services bill

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Chairman again pulls up TMC MP Derek O'Brien during discussion on Delhi services bill. He said, "You only got up to create disruption and disturbance".

Aug 7, 2023 8:57 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: ‘We are making amendments to Constitution not to bring Emergency…’: Amit Shah

Rajya Sabha LIVE: ‘We are making amendments to Constitution not to bring Emergency…’: Amit Shah hit out at the Congress while speaking on the Delhi services bill in parliament.

Aug 7, 2023 8:51 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: ‘Congress has no right to speak on democracy,’ says Amit Shah

Rajya Sabha LIVE: ‘Congress has no right to speak on democracy… It is only opposing the bill to appease AAP’ said Amit Shah as he spoke on Delhi services bill in parliament.

Aug 7, 2023 8:43 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: 'The Centre doesn't have to take power into its hands… as the people of India have given us the power and the right': Amit Shah

Earlier, there were no fights over transfer postings in Delhi, no CMs had any problems....In 2015, a govt came up after an 'andolan'....Some people said that the Centre wants to take power into its hands. The Centre doesn't need to do so as the people of India have given us the power and the right....: Union Home Minister Amit Shah

Aug 7, 2023 8:39 PM IST

 Rajya Sabha LIVE: Such a bill can only be introduced for a Union Territory. This is the problem of mentality that one is fighting elections of a UT but seeking powers of a state: Amit Shah

"Such a bill can only be introduced for a Union Territory. This is the problem of mentality that one is fighting elections of a UT but seeking powers of a state," Union Home Minister AmitShah on Delhi Services Bill in parliament.

 

Aug 7, 2023 8:26 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Home Minister Amit Shah speaks on Delhi Services Bill in Parliament 

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Home Minister Amit Shah spoke on Delhi Services Bill in Parliament. The aim is to make sure corruption-free administration in Delhi, he said.

Aug 7, 2023 8:18 PM IST

Former PM Manmohan Singh seen attending the Rajya Sabha session during discussion on Delhi Services Bill

Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh attends the Rajya Sabha session during a discussion on The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023.

Aug 7, 2023 8:12 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Rajya Sabha Chairman warns TMC MP Derek O'Brien against upsetting the decorum of the House

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Rajya Sabha Chairman warned TMC MP Derek O'Brien against upsetting the decorum of the House during discussion on The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023.

Aug 7, 2023 7:54 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Chidambaram terms Delhi services bill 'unconstitutional'

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday lashed out at the Centre in the Rajya Sabha over the bill to replace an ordinance for handling the transfers and postings of officials in the Delhi government, terming it "unconstitutional".

Home Minister Amit Shah introduced the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023, for consideration in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha last week.

Aug 7, 2023 7:27 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: 'Delhi's existing drainage master plan not adequate to deal with 'crisis situations': Hardeep Singh Puri

Delhi's existing drainage master plan, prepared in 1976, not adequate to deal with 'crisis situations': Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri to Rajya Sabha

Aug 7, 2023 7:26 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: ‘Shocking that a former CJI questions the jurisprudence of the basic structure of the Constitution’, says Congress leader KC Venugopal on Gogoi's statement on Delhi Services Bill

"Shocking that a former CJI questions the jurisprudence of the basic structure of the Constitution… Is this the BJP's trick to begin the full-fledged dismantling of the Constitution of India? Does it think that democracy, equality, secularism, federalism, judicial independence are all 'debatable' ideas?" said KC Venugopal on a post on X.

Aug 7, 2023 7:18 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: 'I didn't speak on the necessity (of the bill), I spoke on legality...': Rajya Sabha MP and former CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Rajya Sabha LIVE: "...I am concerned as a nominated member not belonging to any political party, I am only concerned with whether the bill is constitutionally valid, and there I have made a speech saying that it is constitutionally valid....I didn't speak on the necessity (of the bill), I spoke on legality..." said Ranjan Gogoi speaking about the Delhi Services Bill.

Aug 7, 2023 6:50 PM IST

Lok Sabha adjourned to meet again tomorrow

Lok Sabha adjourned, to meet again tomorrow.

Aug 7, 2023 6:28 PM IST

Over 3 lakh hectares of forest land diverted under Forest Conservation Act in 15 years: Govt

Over three lakh hectares of forest land has been diverted for non-forestry use in India over the last 15 years under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav told Lok Sabha on Monday.

Government data presented in the House showed 61,318 hectares of forest land in Punjab, the maximum among all states and union territories, has been diverted for non-forestry purposes since 2008-09. At present, Punjab has a total forest area of 1,84,700 hectares.

Madhya Pradesh saw 40,627 hectares of forest land being diverted for non-forestry purposes, followed by Odisha at 28,320 hectares, Telangana at 19,419 hectares and Gujarat at 16,070 hectares.

Aug 7, 2023 6:21 PM IST

870 Air Traffic Controllers posts are vacant: MoS VK Singh in Rajya Sabha

As many as 870 posts of Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs) are vacant, Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation General V K Singh (Retd) told the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

“There is no backlog in filling vacancies of ATCOs. To meet the manpower requirements of ATCOs, an additional 796 ATCO positions have been created since 2022. Vacant posts of ATCOs are filled through direct recruitment examination as well as internally through departmental examination,” said the minister in a written reply.

“The direct recruitment process to fill up 400 posts of Junior Executive (ATC) has been completed and the selected candidates are currently undergoing training at three training institutes,” Singh said.

Aug 7, 2023 6:03 PM IST

MPs Jaya Bachchan, Priyanka Chaturvedi, Vandana Chavan, Sushmita Dev walk out of Rajya Sabha protesting Ranjan Gogoi’s maiden speech

MPs Jaya Bachchan (SP), Priyanka Chaturvedi (SS-UBT) , Vandana Chavan (NCP), Sushmita Dev (TMC) walk out of Rajya Sabha today, protesting Ranjan Gogoi’s maiden speech.

Aug 7, 2023 5:49 PM IST

‘I appeal to the House not to proceed with this bill’: Congress MP Chidambaram

"I appeal to the House not to proceed with this bill because this bill (Delhi services bill) is unconstitutional. Law ministry knows it is unconstitutional. This government will face a spectacular failure when this bill is taken up," says Congress MP Chidambaram on Delhi services bill in the Rajya Sabha.

Aug 7, 2023 5:46 PM IST

‘What is pending before the Supreme Court is the validity of the ordinance’: Ranjan Gogoi speaks about The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023

"What is pending before the Supreme Court is the validity of the ordinance, and the two questions referred to the Constitution bench, and that has nothing to do with what is being debated in the House..." Ranjan Gogoi speaks about The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023. 

Aug 7, 2023 5:41 PM IST

The Mediation Bill, 2023 has been passed in the Lok Sabha

The Meditation Bill has been passed in the Lok Sabha.

Aug 7, 2023 5:35 PM IST

Over 3 lakh hectares of forest land diverted over last 15 years under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980: Govt tells Lok Sabha

Over 3 lakh hectares of forest land diverted over last 15 years under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980: Govt tells Lok Sabha

Aug 7, 2023 5:26 PM IST

Discussion on the Meditation Bill underway in Lok Sabha

Discussion is underway on the Meditation Bill in Lok Sabha.

Aug 7, 2023 5:16 PM IST

Revenue earned from centrally-protected ticketed monuments in India in FY 2022-23 stood at ₹252.85 crore: Govt in Parliament

Total revenue earned from centrally-protected ticketed monuments in India in FY 2022-23 stood at 252.85 crore: Govt informs Parliament

Aug 7, 2023 5:01 PM IST

Monsoon Session LIVE Updates: The Pharmacy (Amendment) Bill, 2023 passed in Lok Sabha

Monsoon Session LIVE Updates: The Pharmacy Amendment Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday. 

Aug 7, 2023 4:32 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Population of tigers in India increased from 1,411 in 2006 to 3,682 in 2022, Govt tells LS

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Population of tigers in India increased from 1,411 in 2006 to 3,682 in 2022: Govt told LS.

Aug 7, 2023 4:13 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: The Anusandhan National Research Foundation Bill, 2023 has been passed in Lok Sabha

Rajya Sabha LIVE: The Anusandhan National Research Foundation Bill, 2023 has been passed in Lok Sabha.

Aug 7, 2023 4:02 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to speak in no-confidence motion discussion in Lok Sabha on August 8

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi will speak in no-confidence motion discussion to be held in Lok Sabha on August 8.

Aug 7, 2023 3:45 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: BJP MP Sudhanshu Trivedi hits out at CM Kejriwal over Delhi services bill

Rajya Sabha LIVE: "In 2013, he(Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal) tweeted that there were 10 air conditioners in then CM Sheila Dikshit’s residence and even in the bathroom there was AC, he also asked who paid for the electricity bill…now in Kejriwal's residence, there are 15 bathrooms and curtains worth 1 crore each": BJP MP Dr. Sudhanshu Trivedi on Delhi services bill, in Rajya Sabha

Aug 7, 2023 3:34 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, MoS, Ministry of Law & Justice (I/C), Parliamentary Affairs and Culture Present presents 44th Report of the Business Advisory Committee in Lok Sabha

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, MoS, Ministry of Law & Justice (I/C), Parliamentary Affairs and Culture Presented the 44th Report of the Business Advisory Committee in Lok Sabha.

Aug 7, 2023 3:21 PM IST

Rajya Sabha LIVE: Parliament has all the rights to form a law for Delhi: BJP MP Dr. Sudhanshu Trivedi

Rajya Sabha LIVE: "In the Supreme Court verdict of 105 pages, nowhere it is mentioned anything against passing a law on Delhi,…In the Supreme Court order, in paragraphs 86, 95 and 164 F, it is mentioned that the Parliament has all the rights to form a law for Delhi": BJP MP Dr. Sudhanshu Trivedi on Delhi Service Bill, in Rajya Sabha

Aug 7, 2023 3:15 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: ‘The Anusandhan National Research Foundation Bill, 2023’ taken up for consideration and passing in Lok Sabha

‘Parliament Monsoon Session Live: The Anusandhan National Research Foundation Bill, 2023’ has been taken up for consideration and passing in Lok Sabha.

Aug 7, 2023 3:12 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: Lok Sabha passes Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: Lok Sabha on Monday passed Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023

Aug 7, 2023 2:52 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: BJP wants to snatch power of elected govt': AAP on Delhi services bill

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: The BJP had lost twice in Delhi and they know they can't win in the upcoming elections. So now they want to snatch the power of an elected government," says Delhi minister @AtishiAAP on Delhi services Bill which was tabled in Rajya Sabha today.

Aug 7, 2023 2:30 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: BJP's approach is to control by hook or crook: MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Delhi Service Bill

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: BJP's approach is to control by hook or crook…this bill is completely unconstitutional, it is fundamentally anti-democratic, and it is a front-term assault on the regional voice and aspirations of the people of Delhi. It violates all principles of federalism, all norms of civil service accountability and all models of assembly-based democracy: Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Delhi Service Bill, in Rajya Sabha

Aug 7, 2023 2:28 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma calls on Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla in Parliament House

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma called on Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla in Parliament House today.

Aug 7, 2023 2:10 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: Delhi services bill introduced

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has moved the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023, in Rajya Sabha

Aug 7, 2023 1:57 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: Himachal CM says ‘truth triumphs’ on Gandhi's LS membership

On restoration of Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha membership, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said, "It's the victory of truth over lie. In the end, truth triumphs...The restoration of Rahul Gandhi's membership is a testimony of this..."

Aug 7, 2023 1:56 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: MP CM urges people to remember Rahul Gandhi's ‘mantra’

Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath on Monday welcomed Rahul Gandhi's reinstatement as the Lok Sabha member and said everyone needs to remember Gandhi's mantra of - "don't be afraid".

“Now, we will again hear in Parliament that lion's roar which gives fearlessness to the public and creates fear among the opponents of democracy,” Nath tweeted. "We all have to remember only one mantra of Rahul ji – don't be afraid,” the senior Congress leader added.

Aug 7, 2023 1:38 PM IST

Why was Lok Sabha adjourned?

Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm on Monday amid protests by opposition members over remarks of BJP MP Nishikant Dubey pertaining to Rahul Gandhi whose membership of the House was restored on Monday and who was present in the House.

Dubey referred to report in a US-based newspaper about links between “Chinese propaganda” and a US Tech Mogul and said the article also mentions an Indian news site which is being probed by ED.

He also made allegations against the Congress in relation to China and sought a probe by Election Commssion.

Dubey said that Rahul Gandhi had met the then-Chinese envoy during the Doklam standoff.

(Input from wire)

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