Highlights: Lok Sabha adjourned till Wednesday 4pm
The budget session of Parliament started from January 29 and is being held in two parts amid strict coronavirus disease (Covid-19) norms--January 29 to February 15 and March 8 to April 8 and will have 33 sittings in total. Both the house will meet in shifts of five hours each. The Rajya Sabha will meet from 9am to 2pm and the Lok Sabha would meet from 3pm to 8pm.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to reply to the motion of thanks to President Ram Nath Kovind’s address in the Lok Sabha on February 10. The Lower House of Parliament has been adjourned till 4pm today.
On Tuesday morning, the Rajya Sabha bid farewell to Leader of Opposition (LoP) and Congress party veteran Ghulam Nabi Azad and three other members- all from Jammu and Kashmir, who would be retiring. Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu said that the Upper House benefited from Azad's contributions and he has been in the house since few decades.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the next person who would replace Azad as the next LoP would face difficulties as he was not only concerned about his party but also placed emphasis towards the Upper House and the country.
Modi got emotional when he spoke about an unfortunate incident from the past when some people from Gujarat were stuck in Jammu and Kashmir due to a terror attack. The Prime Minister further spoke that how Azad offered assistance during that time.
Meanwhile, Union home minister Amit Shah provided an update on the Uttarakhand glacier disaster where he said that central and state government agencies were monitoring the situation. "450 jawans of ITBP, 5 teams of NDRF, 8 teams of Indian Army, a Navy team and 5 IAF helicopters are engaged in search and rescue operation," he added.
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FEB 10, 2021 01:01 AM IST
Lok Sabha adjourned
The lower house of Parliament adjourned till Wednesday 4pm.
FEB 09, 2021 11:59 PM IST
BJP's Arvind Sharma says farmers' laws will benefit farmers, should be analysed carefully
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FEB 09, 2021 11:37 PM IST
Union minister Kailash Chaudhary says farmers have been extended several benefits under PM Modi's leadership
Chaudhary says Centre has brought extensive reforms in the agriculture sector and blamed the opposition for misleading farmers. He said that cash transfer under DBT benefitted farmers and said that election manifesto of Congress in 2019 also promised similar reforms.
FEB 09, 2021 11:13 PM IST
Beeseetti Satyavathi says caution should be exercised before promoting homeopathy
The YSRCP lawmaker said that allopathy has cured people and is a much scientifically approved medicinal practice compared to homeopathy.
FEB 09, 2021 11:03 PM IST
Congress MP Karti Chidambaram says that President's speech should have reflected on farmers' protests
Congress MP Karti Chidambaram says that he is worried about what has not been said in the President's speech rather than what has been said. He said that the speech should have reflected on the protests by farmers. He said that the contents of the speech could have been found in any government release.
FEB 09, 2021 10:31 PM IST
JMM MP Hansdak warns against privatisation
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha MP Vijay Kumar Hansdak says that privatisation will affect employment generation and said that it will also affect the upliftment of people belonging to lower socioeconomic strata.
FEB 09, 2021 10:16 PM IST
BJP leader SP Singh Baghel says fear of loss in 2024 visible in 2021
BJP leader SP Singh Baghel criticised Asaduddin Owaisi and said that politics of division has been denied by the citizens of the nation. He also said that the fear of electoral loss in 2024 is visible in 2021.
FEB 09, 2021 10:09 PM IST
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi might address the Parliament tomorrow
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi could begin the opening remarks for his party on the debate on the Union budget tomorrow.
FEB 09, 2021 09:55 PM IST
Bittu says farmers should have consulted before framing laws
Congress MP Ranveer Singh Bittu says farmers have been suffering for the last two months and should have been consulted before framing of laws. Bittu also said that farmers are not enemies of the nation and they also want to help the country develop.
FEB 09, 2021 09:02 PM IST
Nishikant Dubey refutes Chazhikadan's comments on Stan Swamy's arrest
Kerala MP Thomas Chazhikadan says 83-year-old Stan Swamy has been arrested unjustly and MP Nishikant Dubey refutes these claims saying Swamy is responsible for providing arms to Maoists.
FEB 09, 2021 08:56 PM IST
Kerala's rubber producers not adequately benefitted: Kerala MP
MP Thomas Chazhikadan says Kerala's rubber producers are not getting benefited adequately. He also asks the government to fix the minimum support price of rubber at ₹200.
FEB 09, 2021 08:48 PM IST
Government rattled by random tweets: Owaisi
"If a random person has tweeted, why did the government get rattled" asks Asaduddin Owaisi.
FEB 09, 2021 08:47 PM IST
'Farm laws biggest black mark' says Owaisi
Asaduddin Owaisi says farm laws are the biggest black mark. He also asks "Is not understanding the farm laws come under the ambit of the state govt ?"
FEB 09, 2021 08:45 PM IST
Owaisi asks PM to clarify India's position on the Galwan valley issue
AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi asks PM Narendra Modi to clarify India's position on the Galwan issue with China. He also reiterates that "We are all andolanjeevi."
"Instead of taking measures against China, government doing it at Singhu, Tikri borders," he says.
FEB 09, 2021 08:34 PM IST
'BJP government not fit to rule, experience shows us this' says K Subbarayan
CPI MP K Subbarayan asks what kind of democratic government drills nails against people (referring to preventive measures taken by Delhi police during farmers protest).
FEB 09, 2021 08:32 PM IST
CPI MP Subbarayan questions government's about various moves
CPI's K Subbarayan says new Parliament building is not a national emergency. The post of Governor has been transformed by this government to further their own political agenda and the post should be lawfully removed. Tamil Nadu governor's reaction to the release of the seven people arrested for Rajiv Gandhi's murder is an example.
Chairman intervenes and says such comments should not be made.
FEB 09, 2021 08:24 PM IST
Meenakshi Lekhi says enmity shouldn't go beyond certain extent
Meenakshi Lekhi says "We can be enemies, but we can be friends so enmity should not go to such an extent that we are ashamed to be friends tomorrow."
FEB 09, 2021 08:04 PM IST
'When I was in NDA I felt this is a government for Jawan and Kisan, but that was not followed' says Hanuman Beniwal
Rashtriya Loktantrik Party's Hanuman Beniwal says "When I was in NDA I felt this is a government for Jawan and Kisan, but that was not followed."
"The blood that flows through the veins of the farmers protesting in the streets flows through my veins. That's why I left NDA," he says.
FEB 09, 2021 07:59 PM IST
'Why call them Khalistanis ? Farmers sow crops, not AK-47' says Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Harsimrat Kaur Badal asks 'Farmers sow crops and not AK-47. Why are they being called Khalistanis ?'
FEB 09, 2021 07:54 PM IST
Centre didn't listen to anyone regarding farm laws implementation
The central government did not listen to opposition, did not even bother to listen to their own allies regarding the implementation of the farm laws, says Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
FEB 09, 2021 07:52 PM IST
Protest basic human right, tear gas, water cannons used against protestors: Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Harsimrat Kaur Badal says protest is a basic human right but tear gas, water cannons were used to break down farmers protests by the government. "No politician expressed remorse for the death of the 150 farmers, no speech expressed any regret," she added.
FEB 09, 2021 07:50 PM IST
Privatisation will affect jobs, discriminates against people, says Danish Ali
Danish Ali says privatisation will affect jobs, discriminate against people from SC/ST background and also says farm laws is such an attempt at the agricultural sector.
FEB 09, 2021 06:34 PM IST
'We are here for building nation despite opposition criticism': Rita Bahuguna Joshi
Rita Bahuguna says Oppn can continue remaining stuck in a mentality that the govt is working against the people. "I would urge them to keep on with that kind of attitude. We are here for building the nation and we will continue despite criticism."
FEB 09, 2021 06:31 PM IST
Parliament workers struggle to reach home if session proceeds until midnight: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury says Parliament should consider the issue that several parliment workers will not be able to go home if session goes until midnight, speakers says will consider his plea/demand.
FEB 09, 2021 06:07 PM IST
MP Dilip Saikia says everyone in Assam benefited after BJP government came to power
Assam MP Dilip Saikia says after BJP came to power, even in Muslim-dominated areas in Assam, Ujjwala schemes have been implemented. People have benefitted from Centre's schemes.
Previous governments have given up when North East faced Chinese aggression, but the present government has bolstered defense, he added.
FEB 09, 2021 05:54 PM IST
'If farmers don't want the law why implement it ?' asks Akilesh Yadav
Akilesh Yadav asks if the people (farmers) for whom the law was made don't want it, then why is the government not repealing it ? He also replied to PM's 'Andolanjeevi' comment saying this country attained freedom from protests.
FEB 09, 2021 05:36 PM IST
'China gave virus, India gave vaccine' says Sunita Duggal
BJP MP Sunita Duggal lauded PM Narendra Modi for implementation of the Covid-19 lockdown. She also lauded MP Navneet Rana for taking precautions even before the pandemic.
"China gave the virus, India gave the vaccine," she added.
FEB 09, 2021 05:24 PM IST
Government should make up for losses caused by Covid-19 pandemic: Farooq Abdullah
Farooq Abdullah says the government should make up for the losses caused by Covid-19 pandemic, reports ANI.
FEB 09, 2021 05:17 PM IST
Farooq Abdullah congratulates Serum Institute of India for Covid-19 vaccine
MP Farooq Abdullah congratulates the Serum Institute of India in Pune for their Covid-19 vaccine, reports ANI.
FEB 09, 2021 04:27 PM IST
'I did not sit in Rabindranath Tagore's chair' says Amit Shah
Amit Shah says he did not sit in Rabindranath Tagore’s chair. He also added that he wanted to clarify in the Lok Sabha that he did not intend to hurt any sentiments.
FEB 09, 2021 04:17 PM IST
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury draws house's attention to China's reply to VK Singh
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury demands government's comments on China's reply to V K Singh's comments.
Indian minister VK Singh’s statement that India has transgressed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) more times than China is an “unwitting confession”, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday. Click here to read more
FEB 09, 2021 04:11 PM IST
Amit Shah briefs Lok Sabha on rescue efforts in Uttarakhand
Home minister Amit Shah says Army has setup a control room in Joshimath. He has also said that in affected areas 2 columns of army and medical teams have been deployed. Sahastra Seema Bhal (SSB) team has also reached the state.
FEB 09, 2021 03:08 PM IST
Punjab Congress MPs to move private members' bill seeking repeal of farm laws
Congress MPs from Punjab to move private members' bill in Lok Sabha seeking to repeal three farm laws, reports PTI.
FEB 09, 2021 02:39 PM IST
Rajya Sabha passes bill to regularise unauthorised colonies in Delhi
Rajya Sabha passes bill to regularise unauthorised colonies in Delhi, reports PTI.
FEB 09, 2021 01:34 PM IST
Members of Rajya Sabha pay tributes to U'khand flash flood victims
All members of the Rajya Sabha paid tributes to the victims of the Uttarakhand flash floods. At least 31 people have lost their lives.
FEB 09, 2021 01:07 PM IST
All govt agencies are monitoring situation: Shah on U'Khand flash floods
Union home minister Amit Shah said on Tuesday that all concerned agencies of the central and state government were monitoring the situation in Uttarakhand.
FEB 09, 2021 12:44 PM IST
Proud to be an Indian Muslim, says Ghulam Nabi Azad during farewell speech
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad during his farewell speech in Rajya Sabha said that he was among those fortunate people who never went to Pakistan. "When I read about circumstances in Pakistan, I feel proud to be a Hindustani Muslim," he added.
FEB 09, 2021 12:21 PM IST
J-K needs development, appeal to PM to pay special attention towards it: PDP leader Nazir Ahmed Laway
Peoples Democratic Party leader Nazir Ahmed Laway said on Tuesday that Jammu and Kashmir needed development and further appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pay special attention towards it.
FEB 09, 2021 11:56 AM IST
If Cong doesn't bring you back, then we are ready to do it: Union minister Athawale to Ghulam Nabi Azad
Union minister and Republican Party of India (RPI) chief Ramdas Athawale said on Tuesday that the Rajya Sabha needed Ghulam Nabi Azad and added that if the Congress doesn't bring him back, 'we are ready to do it'.
FEB 09, 2021 11:48 AM IST
He is J-K's 'Gulab': Sanjay Raut bids farewell to Ghulam Nabi Azad
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut during his farewell to Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that he is a Gulab (Rose) of Jammu and Kashmir.
FEB 09, 2021 11:19 AM IST
Will never forget Azad's efforts when people from Gujarat were stuck in J-K due to a terror attack: Modi
With tears in his eyes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered an unfortunate incident from the past when some people from Gujarat were stuck in Jammu and Kashmir due to a terror attack. He further spoke about how Ghulam Nabi Azad offered assistance during that time.
"I will never forget Shri Azad’s efforts and Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s efforts when people from Gujarat were stuck in Kashmir due to a terror attack. Ghulam Nabi Ji was constantly following up, he sounded as concerned as if those stuck were his own family member," Modi said.
FEB 09, 2021 10:51 AM IST
PM Modi praises Ghulam Nabi Azad during Rajya Sabha session
While bidding farewell to Leader of Opposition (LoP) Ghulam Nabi Azad- who will retire, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the person who would replace Azad as the next LoP would face difficulties as he was not only concerned about his party but also placed emphasis towards the Upper House and the country.
FEB 09, 2021 10:43 AM IST
Rajya Sabha bids farewell to Ghulam Nabi Azad, three other retiring members
The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday bid farewell to Leader of Opposition and Congress veteran Ghulam Nabi Azad and three other members of the house who will retire soon.
FEB 09, 2021 10:16 AM IST
Centre followed 'whole of society' approach amid Covid, says health minister
During the Rajya Sabha session, Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday that amid the prevailing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, the Centre followed a 'whole of society' approach adding that everything related to the crisis such as provision of N-95 masks, ventilators, PPE kits etc was provided to all the states and Union territories.
FEB 09, 2021 09:02 AM IST
BJP MP gives Zero Hour notice in notice over use of Hindi, other languages in SC, other high courts
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Harnath Singh Yadav has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha regarding the use of Hindi and other languages in Supreme Court and High Courts.
FEB 09, 2021 08:22 AM IST
4 Oppn parties give Suspension of Business Notice in Rajya Sabha
Four opposition parties- DMK, CPI, AAP and Shiv Sena have given Suspension of Business Notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 over 'the plight of protesting farmers in Delhi'.
FEB 09, 2021 06:59 AM IST
PM Modi likely to reply to Prez address in Lok Sabha tomorrow
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to reply to the motion of thanks to President Ram Nath Kovind’s address in the Lok Sabha tomorrow. The Lower House of Parliament has been adjourned till 4pm today.
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