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Parliament Highlights: Congress, opposition parties walk out of Rajya Sabha

The Parliament is all set to start its fourth and final week of the ongoing monsoon session from Monday. This year's monsoon session, which began on July 19, have been rocked by protests.
A view of Parliament House complex, in New Delhi. (PTI)
A view of Parliament House complex, in New Delhi. (PTI)

In the final week of the monsoon session the central government is looking to introduce a crucial bill that restores the states power to identify Other Backward Classes (OBC). This will require a constitutional amendment that needs the support of two-thirds majority of lawmakers who are present during the proceedings, with at least 50% in attendance, making the Opposition's support crucial. Opposition parties, especially Congress, have however stated that they will not budge from their demand for a debate on Pegasus and repeal of the farm laws....Read More

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Aug 9, 2021 4:40 PM IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day, to meet at 10am on Tuesday.

Aug 9, 2021 4:13 PM IST

Taxation Laws Bill, 2021 returned

The Taxation Laws Bill, 2021 returned.

Aug 9, 2021 4:04 PM IST

Taxation Laws Bill, 2021: BJD, AIADMK support the Bill

YSRCP also supports the Bill and said that the amendments brought disrepute from international quarters.

Aug 9, 2021 3:51 PM IST

Sitharaman says Congress cannot speak in one voice

Sitharaman while speaking on the Taxation Laws Bill, 2021 says the 'former finance minister from the Congress' welcomed it and Shashi Tharoor said that the budget did not repeal the retrospective tax bill. She also gave references to TMC leader Saugata Ray's comments made in 2014 regarding the retrospective tax bill. "They say one thing, and when they realise the credit will come to us, they do not remain when the time comes for correction," says Sitharaman. She made it clear earlier that it is a clarificatory amendment as 'Congress brought a wrong law by amendment'.

Aug 9, 2021 3:42 PM IST

We are keeping the sovereign right of India to tax intact: Sitharaman

Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks on the Taxation Laws Bill, 2021. She said that the amendments could not be brought during Budget Session as Covid-19 second wave was on begin.

Aug 9, 2021 3:36 PM IST

Rajya Sabha resumes, Kharge says supplementary bills being brought in a hurry

LoP Kharge requests that bills for discussion should be informed beforehand. He says that he feels 'disheartened' and says he wants to walkout of the Upper House.

Aug 9, 2021 3:15 PM IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3.30pm

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3.30pm.

Aug 9, 2021 3:14 PM IST

Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021 passed in RS

The Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021 passed in the Upper House.

Aug 9, 2021 2:51 PM IST

I will look at the members and speak: Sitharaman

The Union finance minister expresses her disappointment over the sloganeering, asks an Opposition MP to let her speak.

Aug 9, 2021 2:46 PM IST

Surprised that people who misuse the law is speaking about judicial independence: Sitharaman

Sitharaman says Congress opposing the Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021 is 'astonishing' and says that Congress suppressed judiciary during the Emergency. She says that Congress should not speak on independence of judiciary.

Aug 9, 2021 2:38 PM IST

Manoj Jha opposes bill

The RJD MP said that he felt disheartened that on the eve on Independence Day, the Opposition, farmers and the unemployed youth were ignored by the government.

Aug 9, 2021 2:37 PM IST

Jaya Bachchan opposes Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021

Bachchan says she opposes the Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021, but she says that she opposes the government for not letting the Opposition speak.

Aug 9, 2021 2:29 PM IST

AIADMK supports Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021

AIADMK M Thambidurai supports the bill. He says tribunals are there to help the Supreme Court and the high courts.

Aug 9, 2021 2:20 PM IST

59 lakh cases pending in various HC: BJD MP

BJD MP Sujit Kumar says vacancies in tribunals should be fulfilled, highlights that at least 59 lakh cases are pending across several high courts in India. Expresses support for Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021. However, DMK MP NR Elango does not support the bill but demanded a tribunal be set up to investigate Pegasus spyware issue. MP Sasmit Patra who is in the Chair requests Opposition MPs to sloganeering.

Aug 9, 2021 2:17 PM IST

Lok Sabha adjourned

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

Aug 9, 2021 2:12 PM IST

LoP Kharge demands discussion on Pegasus

Congress' Maliikarjun Kharge says discussion should be held on Pegasus and price rise. Opposition leaders restart sloganeering. Discussion resumes on The Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021.

Aug 9, 2021 1:01 PM IST

Lok Sabha adjourned till 2pm

Aug 9, 2021 1:00 PM IST

Lok Sabha passes the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill

Aug 9, 2021 1:00 PM IST

Lok Sabha passes Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill

Lok Sabha passed the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 on Monday. The Bill was introduced by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman who asked the Opposition leaders to co-operate as many Member of Parliaments like NCP's Supriya Sule had reached out to her for the same.

Aug 9, 2021 12:39 PM IST

Lok Sabha passes Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill

Aug 9, 2021 12:06 PM IST

Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned till 2pm

Aug 9, 2021 11:24 AM IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12pm

Aug 9, 2021 11:15 AM IST

Lok Sabha adjourned till 11:30 am

Lok Sabha proceedings have been adjourned till 11:30 am today amid continued sloganeering by Opposition Member of Parliaments in the House.

Aug 9, 2021 11:10 AM IST

Rajya Sabha members pay homage to martyrs of Independence movement on the 79th anniversary of the Quit India Movement

Aug 9, 2021 11:05 AM IST

Opposition parties decide to support 127th constitution amendment bill

Aug 9, 2021 9:35 AM IST

Manish Tewari gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha

Aug 9, 2021 9:04 AM IST

Congress MP gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha

Aug 9, 2021 7:21 AM IST

Opposition to chalk out a common strategy

14 leaders from various Opposition parties is set to meet Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge at his chambers to chalk out a common strategy as the Parliament gears up for last week of monsoon session.

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