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Highlights | Rajya Sabha sitting cancelled for February 13

In Rajya Sabha, defence minister Singh said that India and China had reached an agreement for disengagement at southern and northern banks of Pangong Tso Lake adding that both sides would remove forward deployments in a phased manner.
Parliamentarians in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.
Parliamentarians in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

Thursday marked the 10th day of the ongoing budget session, which had started on January 29. Defence minister Rajnath Singh issued statements in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha regarding the present situation in Eastern Ladakh.
In Rajya Sabha, Singh said that India and China had reached an agreement for disengagement at southern and northern banks of Pangong Tso Lake adding that both sides would remove forward deployments in a phased manner.
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In the Lower House, the defence minister lauded the Indian armed forces for their valour and courage. “ Our armed forces responded to challenges by unilateral Chinese action and have shown valour and courage on both south and north bank of Pangong Tso,” he added. Both countries have been engaged in a stand-off along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) since last year.


As the discussion in Lok Sabha shifted to the ongoing farmers’ protest against the Centre’s three new farm laws, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi targeted the government and went on to describe the content and intent of the farm laws.


“Yesterday while addressing the House, the PM said that the Opposition is talking about the agitation but not about the content and intent of the farm maws. I thought I should make him happy today and speak on the content and intent of the laws,” the Congress leader said in the Lok Sabha.


Gandhi further alleged that the Centre never paid tributes to the farmers’ who lost their lives during the protest and observe a 2 minute silence in the House to condole their deaths.

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Feb 11, 2021 10:00 PM IST

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