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Monsoon session Live: BJP MP asks govt to bring population control law

Home Minister Rajnath Singh told the Lok Sabha that his government wants to have the SC\/ST bill passed in the Parliament in the ongoing monsoon session. Here are the Live updates.

By HT Correspondent | Aug 02, 2018 19:13 IST

Both Houses of Parliament reconvened on Thursday, a day after political parties sparred over the updated citizens’ list in Assam.

The Opposition Congress and Trinamool Congress have stalled the functioning of the Rajya Sabha for two days over the NRC row.

Names of over 40 lakh people in Assam do not figure in the draft NRC, which is being prepared to identify illegal migrants in the state. The second draft of the NRC was published in Guwahati earlier this week.

Here are the Live updates on monsoon session of Parliament: 

6:59 pm IST

LS passes bill to give constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes

The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 passed in Lok Sabha. The bill grants National Commission on Backward Classes (NCBC) constitutional status, par with National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (NCSC and NCST

2:35 pm IST

Bring a law to control population: BJP MP Uday Pratap Singh

BJP member Uday Pratap Singh today asked the government to bring a population control law to ensure a two-child norm for a family.

2:24 pm IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned over NRC issue

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day following opposition uproar over NRC issue.

2:20 pm IST

Carve out Mithilanchal from Bihar, grant statehood: BJP MP Kirti Azad

BJP MP Kirti Azad today demanded a separate state of Mithilanchal to be carved out of Bihar, saying the region has become more backward over the years and granting it statehood would be a just decision.

2:15 pm IST

NRC should be prepared for entire country: BJP MP Nishikant Dubey

BJP member Nishikant Dubey today demanded that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) should be prepared for the whole country, triggering protests from Opposition benches.

2:10 pm IST

Rahul attacks Swaraj over Doklam issue, says ‘buckled in front of Chinese power’

Congress president Rahul Gandhi today attacked external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj over the Doklam issue, alleging that she had “buckled and prostrated herself in front of Chinese power”.

12:18 pm IST

Rajnath Singh: Want to enact the SC/ST Bill in this session itself

Home minister Rajnath Singh, responding to Congress’s Mallikarjun Kharge said the BJP government, led by Prime Minister Modi, wants to enact the SC/ST bill in the parliament in the monsoon session itself.

11am IST

Rajnath Singh to address Parliament?

Unconfirmed reports say home minister Rajnath Singh may address Parliament today.

10:30am IST

TDP MPs continue protest

TDP MPs protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament over the demand of special status for Andhra Pradesh. TDP MP Naramalli Sivaprasad has dressed up as a magician today. He has earlier dressed up as a woman, a washerman & a school boy among others.

9:30am IST

Adjournment motion in Lok Sabha

Asaduddin Owaisi moves adjournment motion in Lok Sabha, saying, ”India is on the verge of hastily signing a Communications Compatibility & Security Agreement with US during ‘2+2’ meeting. The government is willingly relinquishing sovereignty to foreign nation &compromising national security.”