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Parliament highlights| Motors Vehicles Amendment Bill, 2019 passed in Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha Parliament Highlights: The government has asked the Speaker to extend the current session until August 2, in order to pass the pending bills, with disagreement from the Opposition.

By HT Correspondent | Jul 24, 2019 12:31 IST

The seventeenth session of the Lok Sabha is likely to be extended as the Government plans to extend the ongoing session. Centre has said there are two dozen bills to be passed in the House and conveyed it to the Opposition that it wanted it to extend until August 2. The first session of the Lok Sabha, of the PM Narendra Modi led-government, began on June 17.

The government has blamed the Opposition for not cooperating which led to halting of several bills.

A meeting of the BJP Parliamentary party was held in the parliament library building on Tuesday.

In today’s list of business, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan will present the The DNA Technology(Use and Application)Regulation Bill, 2019.

Union Minister Amit Shah will move to amend the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

Santosh Gangwar, Union minister will move for leave to introduce The Code on Wages, 2019 bill followed by The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions, 2019 Bill.

Follow live updates on Parliament proceedings here:

05:02 PM IST

Motors Vehicles (Amendment )Bill, 2019 has been passed in LS

The Motors Vehicles (Amendment )Bill, 2019 has been passed in Lok Sabha, reports news agency ANI.

04:52 PM IST

Opposition demands PM Modi’s presence in the House

A meeting of all opposition leaders is underway at the office of Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, in the Parliament. The opposition is demanding that PM Modi come to the House, reports news agency ANI.

03:51 pm IST

Neither the PM responds nor any of his ministers: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Ghulam Nabi Azad,Congress in Rajya Sabha said “Neither the PM responds nor any of his ministers have courage to tell him that if MPs want him to come to the House,it’s his duty to come. It didn’t happen in last 6 years, it didn’t happen today.” Opposition MPs staged a walkout following this.


2:22pm IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3pm

Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 3 pm amid continued uproar by Opposition MPs over US President Trump’s remarks on Kashmir mediation.

1:54pm IST

‘272 foreigners, NRIs and others conferred Padma awards since 1954’

As many as 272 foreigners, non- resident Indians, Overseas Citizens of India and Persons of Indian Origin have been conferred Padma awards since its inception in 1954, the government said on Tuesday.

Minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai told the Lok Sabha that any person without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex is eligible for the Padma awards, reports PTI.

“272 Foreigners/Non-resident Indians (NRIs)/Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs)/Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) have been conferred the Padma Awards since inception in 1954,” the minister said in a written reply.

12:43pm IST

Oppn demands PM’s statement, walkout of LS

Opposition members walked out of the Lok Sabha over their demand for Prime Minister’s response on “statement of US President Trump that PM Modi had asked him to mediate in Kashmir issue”.

12:33pm IST

Foreign minister makes statement in LS

Foreign minister S Jaishankar makes statement on the US President’s claim on Kashmir mediation in Lok Sabha amid protests and uproar by Opposition.

He says, “ I assure the house categorically that no such request has been made by the Prime Minister. It has been India’s consistent policy that all issues with Pakistan are to be resolved bilaterally.”

12:21pm IST

Oppn demands PM’s reply, RS adjourned till 2pm

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM, following an uproar by Opposition MPs where there were raising slogans of “Pradhanmantri jawab do,jawab do,jawab do”. The MPs are seeking a reply from the prime minister in Parliament on statement of US President that PM Modi had asked him to mediate in Kashmir issue

11:58am IST

India and Pak have to take Kashmiris along: PDP MP

Nazir Laway, PDP MP in Rajya Sabha, says, “Whatever India and Pak decide, they have to take Kashmiris along. It is the problem of Kashmiris on both sides of the border.”

11:51am IST

‘Clarification should come from PM, not foreign minister’: Azad

Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “ President Trump took Modi’s name.  The whole world saw and heard what President said to Pakistan PM Imran Khan. If he had named the external affairs minsiter, we could consider it. We respect the EAM. He has taken Modi’s name so the clarification should come from the prime minister, not the foreign minister. We will believe him if he tells us that he did not make such a remark.”

11:43am IST

‘Our foreign policy has been that Kashmir is bilateral issue’: Azad

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, said, “No matter which government was in power at Centre in past,our foreign policy has been that Kashmir is bilateral issue and no third party can intervene and President Trump knows it. I don’t think President Trump would tell Pakistan’s PM that India’s PM has asked the US to mediate.”

Azad was with other opposition MPs in the parliament house and speaking to reporters after the RS was adjourned.

Opposition MPs addressing media at the Parliament house. ( Raj K Raj / HT Photo )
11:36am IST

PM should make statement in House: Anand Sharma

Anand Sharma, Congress MP, says in Rajya Sabha, that the Prime Minister must come to the house and make a statement on the issue of US President offering mediation on Kashmir issue.

11:28am IST

RS adjourned till 12 noon

Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 12 noon following an uproar by the Opposition over the statement of US President Donald Trump that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate in Kashmir issue.

11:26am IST

‘We should be seen speaking in one voice’: RS Chairman on Kashmir issue

On the issue of US President Trump’s statement that PM Modi had asked him to mediate in Kashmir issue, Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu says, “It is a national issue. Country’s unity, integrity & national interest is involved, we should be seen speaking in one voice.”

11:24am IST

‘Shimla Agreement, Lahore Declaration basis to resolve India-Pak issues’

The Shimla Agreement & the Lahore declaration provide the basis to resolve all issues between India & Pakistan bilaterally: S Jaishankar, speaking on the issue of US Presisent Trump’s offer to mediate on Kashmir

11:22 am IST

All outstanding issues with Pak are discussed bilaterally: S Jaishankar

Speaking on the issue, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said in Rajya Sabha, “It has been India’s consistent position that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally. Any engagement with Pakistan would require an end to cross-border terrorism.”

11:15 am IST

‘No request made by PM Modi to US President on Kashmir issue’

Union external affairs minister S Jaishankar makes a statement in Rajya Sabha on the issue of US President’s comment on Kashmir issue. He says, “I categorically assure the House no such request has been made by the Prime Minister to the US President.”

11:11am IST

Oppn creates uproar in LS over Trump’s statement on Kashmir issue

Opposition MPs create an uproar in the Lok Sabha over the statement of US President Donald Trump that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate in Kashmir issue: ANI.

Opposition MPs ( ANI / Twitter )
11:04am IST

Parliament will run for 10 more days

Amit Shah in a meeting with MPs said that parliament will run for 10 days more. 25 more bills coming up for passage and thus extension is needed.

10:42am IST

Cong MPs give adjournment motion notice in LS

Seven Congress MPs have given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha ‘over killing of tribals across the nation’: ANI

10:41am IST

BJP meeting ends

BJP parliamentary party meeting that was being held in Parliament library building has ended, reports ANI.

10:34 am IST

D Raja gives notice to discuss Trump’s statement on Kashmir issue

CPI Member of Parliament D Raja has given notice of suspension of business in Rajya Sabha to discuss ‘the statement of US President Donald Trump that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked Trump to mediate in Kashmir issue’: ANI

10:26am IST

BJP parliamentary party meeting underway

BJP’s parliamentary party meeting is taking place in the Parliament Library building.

BJP MPs at a meeting of the party in Parliament House, July 23, 2019. ( ANI / Twitter )
10:19 am IST

BJP, BJP, YSRCP Rajya Sabha MPs give zero hour notices

Rajya Sabha MPs from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Tuesday gave Zero Hour notices in the Upper House of Parliament over various issues, reports ANI.

BJD MP Prasanna Acharya gave the notice in Rajya Sabha over the demand for reservation of seats for students from Odisha in National Law University.

BJP MP Harnath Singh Yadav moved the notice over the need to increase the limit of creamy layer for OBCs, while another BJP MP, Ashok Bajpai, gave notice over the need for adequate police force to maintain law and order in the country.

YSRCP MP Vijay Sai Reddy, on the other hand, moved the notice in the Rajya Sabha over the forest rights of STs and other traditional forest dwellers.

10:10am IST

PM Modi arrives for BJP meeting

PM Modi arrives for BJP meeting at the Parliament.  Union home minister Amit Shah and finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman also reach parliament for the meeting.

9:19am IST

BJP parliamentary meeting to begin

BJP parliamentary meeting to be held today morning, Union Minister S Jaishankar and Rajanth Singh arrive at Parliament Library Building.