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Parliament proceedings highlights: RS adjourned till tomorrow following uproar over Karnataka crisis

Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till tomorrow after uproar by opposition Congress over political crisis in Karnataka. The year-old Congress-Janata Dal (S) coalition government in Karnataka is on the brink of collapse after resignations by 14 MLAs.

By HT Correspondent | Jul 09, 2019 16:21 IST
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Rajya Sabha has been adjourned for an hour after uproar by opposition Congress over political crisis Karnataka. The year-old Congress-Janata Dal (S) coalition government in Karnataka is on the brink of collapse after resignations by 14 MLAs.

The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha held a general discussion on the Union Budget 2019.

The Parliamentary Party meeting of the BJP took place on Tuesday at the Parliament Library Building. This was the first meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Party after the presentation of the Union Budget, which the Prime Minister hailed as “one of hope” that would boost India’s development in the 21st century and empower the downtrodden.

Meeting of Lok Sabha MPs of Congress also took place at the Parliament premises. UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi had called the meeting in the capacity of being the leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party.

Catch all the highlights here:

02:13pm IST

RS has been adjourned till tomorrow

Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till tomorrow, reports news agency ANI.

01:44pm IST

G Kishan Reddy: Terrorist initiated incidents saw a decline of 28%

MoS Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy in Lok Sabha says, “Terrorist initiated incidents saw a decline of 28%, net infiltration reduced by 43%, local recruitment declined by 40% & neutralisation of terrorists has increased by 22%.” 

12:56pm IST

Rajnath Singh: Karnataka situation is Congress’ internal matter

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha says, “Whatever is happening in Karnataka are Congress’ internal matter. Congress is not able to handle the situation, rather the party is trying to disrupt the Lower House,” reports news agency ANI.

12:50pm IST

Govt has adopted a policy of zero tolerance: MoS Home, Nityanand Rai

MoS Home, Nityanand Rai in Lok Sabha says, “Govt has adopted a policy of zero tolerance towards cross-border infiltration. Due to concerted & synergised efforts of security forces, the security situation in the State has witnessed an improvement in 1st half of this year over same period in 2018.

He added, “Net infiltration has reduced by 43%. The electric fence on LoC along Indo-Pak Border has proved to be a potent tool to guard against infiltration,” reports news agency ANI.

12:33pm IST

Congress MPs in Lok Sabha walk out of the House

The Congress MPs in Lok Sabha walk out of the House in protest against the political situation in Karnataka.

12:33pm IST

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury: Poaching politics should be stopped forever.

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha: ‘Poaching politics should be stopped forever.’

 

12:24pm IST

BSP MP, Kunwar Danish Ali, raises the issue of mob lynching in Lok Sabha

BSP MP, Kunwar Danish Ali, raises the issue of mob lynching in Lok Sabha, asks, “is the government planning to bring a law in this regard?” 

11:48am IST

DMK chief Vaiko’s nomination for Rajya Sabha accepted

MDMK chief Vaiko’s nomination for Rajya Sabha has been accepted in today’s scrutiny by the Election Commission. He had filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections as a DMK supported candidate, reports news agency ANI. 

11:38am IST

Congress MPs Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury & K Suresh have given adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha

Amid political situation in Karnataka where ministers of the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition have resigned, Congress MPs Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and K Suresh have given adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over the matter.

11:21am IST

Question Hour underway in Lok Sabha

Question Hour underway in Lok Sabha. The Ministery of Chemicals and fertilisers takes questions on branded and generic medicines, reports news agency ANI.

11:20am IST

MPs will organise programs on Gandhi ji, freedom struggle, tree plantation: Pralhad Joshi

Rajya Sabha MPs will be allotted a constituency. 15-20 teams will be formed in each constituency. They’ll undertake 15 km pad yatra daily. MPs will organise programs on Gandhi ji, freedom struggle, tree plantation. There’ll be a party level committee to implement it.

11:19am IST

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi on BJP Parliamentary Party meet

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi after BJP Parliamentary Party meet: In his address, PM mentioned a very important program regarding ‘Gandhi 150’, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Between 2nd October-31st October, a 150 km long pad yatra will be undertaken in each Lok Sabha constituency, reports news agency ANI.

11:12am IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon following TMC protest

Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon following TMC protest against disinvestment.

11:03am IST

Congress gives adjournment motion notice in LS over K’taka crisis

The Congress party on Tuesday submitted an adjournment motion notice in the Lok Sabha to take up and discuss the ongoing political crisis in Karnataka. The party has charged the BJP with conspiracy to topple the Congress-JD(S) government, reports news agency ANI.

11:02am IST

Modi asks BJP MPs to embark on ‘padayatra’ on Gandhi birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has instructed BJP MPs to embark on ‘padayatra’ in their constituencies and cover a distance of 150 km between October 2 and October 31, the birth anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Vallabhbhai Patel respectively, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said on Tuesday.

Addressing the BJP parliamentary party meeting, Modi also asked Rajya Sabha members to visit constituencies where the BJP organisation was weak, reports news agency PTI.

10:59am IST

Sonia, Rahul meet first time Congress MPs at orientation programme

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday met newly elected first time MPs of the party at an orientation programme.Sharing further details, party leader Saptagiri Ulaka said, “This was an internal programme. It was mostly around orientation and getting to know each other. She (Sonia Gandhi) cheered us up and wished us all luck to counter the BJP and fight unitedly. Rahul Gandhi also addressed us. It was an orientation programme for first time MPs,” reports news agency ANI.

10:56am IST

The meeting will be attended by only Lok Sabha MPs

Sonia Gandhi has called the meeting in the capacity of being the leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party. The meeting will be attended by only Lok Sabha MPs, reports news agency ANI.

10:46am IST

Meeting of Lok Sabha MPs of Congress begins in Delhi

Meeting of Lok Sabha MPs of Congress, called by Sonia Gandhi, begins at the Parliament premises.

10:45am IST

Sonia Gandhi arrives at the Parliament premises

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi arrivers at the Parliament premises for the meeting of Lok Sabha MPs of the party, reports news agency ANI.

 

10:42am IST

Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which allows for voluntary use of Aadhaar as proof of identity for consumers to open bank accounts and get mobile phone connections.

The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on July 4.The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed by Rajya Sabha by a voice vote.

The Bill, which also provides for a stiff Rs 1 crore penalty and a jail term for private entities violating provisions on Aadhaar data, was already passed by Lok Sabha on July 4.

The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was introduced in Lok Sabha on June 24.

10:33am IST

BJP Parliamentary Party meeting concluded

BJP Parliamentary Party meeting concluded at Parliament Library Building.

10:16am IST

BJP Parliamentary Party meeting underway in Delhi

BJP Parliamentary Party meeting underway in Parliament Library Building. 

10:12am IST

BJP Parliamentary Party meeting begins

BJP Parliamentary Party meeting begins at Parliament Library Building

10:12am IST

PM Modi arrives in Delhi for BJP Parliamentary meet

In Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for BJP Parliamentary Party meeting at Parliament Library Building, reports news agency ANI.