Parliament monsoon session Highlights: Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill passed in Lok Sabha
The monsoon session of Parliament kick-started on Wednesday amid high political drama as the Opposition’s no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government was accepted by the Lok Sabha Speaker.
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Both the Houses reconvened for the monsoon session of Parliament on Thursday, a day after the Opposition moved a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi-led government in the Lok Sabha.
On Wednesday, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan admitted the no-trust motion and said it would be taken up on Friday for discussion and voting. Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar expressed confidence that the government would win the vote.
There was apprehension of disruptions on issues such as mob lynchings but both the Houses took up the listed business as routine. Rajya Sabha passes the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013 and the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill was passed in the Lower House of the Parliament.
Here are the highlights:
Rajya Sabha adjourned
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day and will resume at 11 AM tomorrow.
RS passes Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill
Rajya Sabha passes The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013.
Lok Sabha adjourned
Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow.
Lok Sabha passes Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill
The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018 has been passed in Lok Sabha.
Agencies being misused to target oppn leaders: Oppn
Opposition alleges that probe agencies were being misused to target opposition leaders.
During a discussion on the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013 in the Rajya Sabha, Congress Deputy leader Anand Sharma asks why the Narendra Modi government had not yet appointed the anti-graft ombudsman Lokpal.
AAP issues whip
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) issues whip, directs its MPs to vote in favour of no-confidence motion.
Congress issues three line whip to its MPs
Congress issues three line whip to its MPs to be present in Lok Sabha for the trust vote.
Shashi Tharoor mounts Congress attack on PM Modi
Shashi Tharoor says in Lok Sabha the economic offences took place “under the watch of the same people who had promised to be watchmen”. The biggest fugitives have already fled the country.
Nirav Modi left india after “gleefully” taking an image with the PM at the Davos summit... I want to ask the government -- kiska saath, kiska vikas: Tharoor says citing the examples of Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi and Vijay Mallya.
Congress targets PM Modi on black money
Pichhle 2 saalon mein itna paisa gaya hai desh ke bahar, jitna dashkon mein nahi gaya hai. In last 2 yrs money going to Swiss Banks has increased. You said money will be deposited into people's bank accounts but instead of that money went outside India:Anand Sharma in Rajya Sabha pic.twitter.com/egSskzxyOa— ANI (@ANI) July 19, 2018
BJD issues whip
Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal(BJD) issues whip, directs its MPs to be present in Lok Sabha tomorrow for the no-confidence motion.
Congress says Rajnath Singh’s response ‘unsatisfactory’
The home minister’s statement in Lok Sabha on mob lynching was not satisfactory at all, that is why we staged a walkout from the House. This is not a game of ping pong that states and Centre keep shifting responsibilities: Shashi Tharoor,Congress MP
Rajya Sabha adjourns
Proceedings in the Upper House are adjourned till 2pm
House adjourns for lunch
The Lok Sabha session has been adjourned. Will reconvene at 2:10pm, says Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
‘Shameful’ that India is deemed unsafe for women
Citing a report that said India was the most unsafe country for women in the world, Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan says it is “shameful”. She also asks if the government will present a report on the Kathua gangrape and murder case and a white paper on women’s safety.
Govt says it’s taking measures to ensure women’s safety
The government is serious about women’s safety. We amended law to make child rape punishable by death penalty, says BJP Virendra Kumar, MoS, women and child development.
Opposition walkout after Rajnath Singh’s statement
TV reports say Opposition leaders walked out of Parliament after Rajnath Singh’s statement on lynchings in India.
Fake news, rumours behind lynchings
I condemn all acts of mob lynchings. Fake news and rumours are behind such incidents, says home minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha. He adds that although this is a state subject, the Centre has asked social media service providers to take adequate measures.
I condemn these incidents, and I appeal for strict action against the perpetrators of such crimes, Singh says amid protests by Opposition leaders.
Congress on lynchings
Citing action against Missionaries of Charity, Congress says government is misusing their agencies to target others. The Opposition party also asks government to pass a law on lynching.
CPI raises issue of lynchings in India
Are we not “ashamed” of our country, CPI leader D Raja asks on the issue of mob lynchings in India.
Protests against Modi government
Opposition parties protest in Lok Sabha against the Narendra Modi government,
Shatrughan Sinha to vote against no trust motion
BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha will vote against the no confidence motion, reports ANI.
No confidence motion: TDP appeals for support
TDP president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu writes a letter to all MPs, saying: ‘In view of continued adamant attitude of BJP-led NDA Govt, TDP has moved no confidence motion against them. I appeal to you to support the motion moved by our MPs.”
Hima Das features in Lok Sabha debate
Lok Sabha discusses the controversy over a sports federation allegedly mocking Indian athlete Hima Das over her English language skills.
Question hour round begins in Lok Sabha
Lawmakers stop protesting after Speaker’s appeal. The question hour round has begun in Lok Sabha.
Congress MPs protest demanding farmers’ rights
Proceedings begin amid ruckus
While chairman Venkaiah Naidu addresses the Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha speaker asks MPs to maintain order in Parliament as lawmakers protest.
Andhra MPs protest in Parliament
BJP rebuts Sonia Gandhi’s confidence
Union minister Ananth Kumar says Sonia Gandhi’s maths is weak. “They had calculated similarly in 1996. We know what happened then. Their calculation is wrong yet again. Modi government has majority both inside and outside Parliament. NDA allies will also support us,” he says.
No confidence motion: Shiv Sena on which way it might go
In democracy, voice of the Opposition should be heard first even if it consists of one person. Even we (Shiv Sena) will speak when it is required. During voting, whatever Uddav Thakachey directs us, we will do: Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena leader on the no-confidence motion
Lynchings back in focus
Congress gives adjournment notice in Lok Sabha over the issue of mob lynching.
DMK supports no-confidence motion
DMK supports the no-confidence motion brought by TDP. We request AIADMK also to support no confidence motion in Parliament, says DMK working president MK Stalin