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Parliament Highlights: Narendra Modi, Amit Shah attend BJP parliamentary party meet

Parliament Highlights: The Parliamentary Party meeting of the BJP took place on Tuesday at the Parliament Library Building. This is the second meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Party after the presentation of the Union Budget.

By HT Correspondent | Jul 17, 2019 00:06 IST
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The parliamentary party meeting of BJP took in New Nelhi on Tuesday. A host of BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah attended it.

In Parliament, Lok Sabha discussed Bill on demand for the grants for the highways ministry and another one for grants to the rural development ministry. Rajya Sabha took up the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2019 and The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2019

Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury gave an adjournment notice on Chinese incursion into Indian territory. While the Congress party has given adjournment motion Notice in Lok Sabha over escalating tensions at Indo-China border.

Here are the highlights:

12:36 pm IST

Modi asks BJP MPs to play lead role in development of constituency

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday asked BJP MPs to nurse their constituency by playing a leading role in its development and advised them to take up a cause of human sensitivity like eradication of leprosy or tuberculosis, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi told reporters.

First impression is often the last impression, Modi told MPs, a large number of them first-timers, at the BJP parliamentary party meeting, sources said, as he asked them to work passionately for the development of their areas, reported news agency PTI.

12:35 pm IST

PM Modi upset with ‘truant’ ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi came down heavily on his ministers who were absent from Parliament duty on Tuesday and asked the party leaders to prepare a list of absentees by the evening.

Sources said that at BJP’s weekly parliamentary party meeting, Modi asked for a list of ministers who skipped their parliament duty despite being on the roster.

They also said that the Prime Minister advised the MPs of his party to extend their scope of work beyond politics. He counselled the lawmakers to engage in social work, reported news agency IANS.

12:34 pm IST

PM asks MPs to ensure better reach of govt schemes

At the Bharatiya Janata Party’s parliamentary party meeting on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked parliamentarians to work towards ensuring that government schemes reach people.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said, “PM has reiterated that attendance is compulsory in the house and there is no exception to this. He has asked them to ensure that the government schemes reach people,” reports news agency ANI.

12:32 pm IST

BJP lawmaker’s Zero Hour notice in RS over forced conversion of Hindus in Pakistan

A BJP lawmaker on Tuesday gave a Zero Hour notice in the Rajya Sabha over the forced conversion of Hindus in Pakistan.

Outlining the atrocities against Hindus, a minority in the neighboring nation, and the atrocities against them, BJP lawmaker Kirodi Lal Meena submitted the notice in the Upper House, reports news agency ANI.

11:55 am IST

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi on BJP Parliamentary Party meeting

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi after BJP Parliamentary Party meeting today, in Delhi: As usual, Prime Minister has said that there are no exceptions from being present in Parliament while the session is on. It is compulsory for everyone to be present, reports news agency ANI.

11:02 am IST

Neeraj Shekhar seen in Parliament premises

Samajwadi Party leader Neeraj Shekhar who has resigned as Rajya Sabha member, with Union Minister and BJP leader Anurag Thakur, in Parliament premises, reports news agency ANI.
Samajwadi Party leader Neeraj Shekhar who has resigned as Rajya Sabha member is the son of former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar.

 

10:53 am IST

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury gives Adjournment Notice in Lok Sabha

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has given Adjournment Notice in Lok Sabha on “Chinese incursion into Indian territory,” reports news ANI.

 

10:26 am IST

Congress MP Manish Tewari has given Zero Hour Notice in Lok Sabha

Congress MP Manish Tewari has given Zero Hour Notice in Lok Sabha on UN report on violation of human rights in Jammu and Kashmir, reports news agency ANI.

 

10:17 am IST

Modi, Shah attend BJP parliamentary party meet

Bharatiya Janata Party’s parliamentary party meeting commenced at Parliament Library Building here on Tuesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and other senior leaders of the party in attendance.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Minister of External Affairs, S. Jaishankar, and Minister of State for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan were among the early leaders to arrive for the meeting.

On July 14, BJP had issued a notice to its Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs informing them about today’s meeting and asked them to ensure attendance.

The meeting comes ahead of the beginning of day’s proceeding in the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament, reports news agency ANI.

10:16 am IST

Congress gives Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha

Congress party has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over “tension at Indo-China border,” reports news agency ANI.

10:14 am IST

Lok Sabha passes NIA bill; Shah assures against misuse

The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill to amend to the NIA Act with union Home Minister Amit Shah asserting that the Modi government will never misuse its provisions and said the decision of UPA government to repeal POTA in 2004 was taken for the sake of “vote bank politics”.

Intervening in the debate on the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Shah said that BJP government was keen to eradicate terrorism and will not look at the religion of the accused while doing so, reports news agency ANI.

10:12 am IST

TMC MP Derek O’Brien: In 14th LS(2004-9), 60% of Bills were scrutinised/studied by Parl committees

TMC MP Derek O’Brien: In 14th LS(2004-9) 60% of Bills were scrutinised/studied by Parl committees. In 15th LS(2009-14)71% of Bills scrutinised. In 16th LS(2014-19)only 26%.Bad start to current 17th LS:ZERO% of Bills scrutinised. As a constructive opposition we will save democracy, reports news agency ANI.

10:09 am IST

CPI MP D Raja gives Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha

CPI MP D Raja has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over demand to extend the time for Draft New Education Policy, reports news agency ANI. 

10:08 am IST

BJP MP Kirodi Lal Meena gives Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha

BJP MP Kirodi Lal Meena has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over forced conversion of Hindu minorities particularly girls & atrocities against them in Pakistan, reports news agency ANI.

10:07 am IST

BJP MP Amar Shankar Sable gives Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha

BJP MP Amar Shankar Sable has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha on need for cyber security in the country and BJP MP Kirodi Lal Meena has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over forced conversion of Hindu minorities particularly girls & atrocities against them in Pakistan, reports news agency ANI.

10:05 am IST

Prabhat Jha gives Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha

BJP MP, Prabhat Jha has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over issue of ‘cut money’ affecting general public in West Bengal, reports news agency ANI.

10:04 am IST

Narendra Modi arriving for BJP Parliamentary Party meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for BJP Parliamentary Party meeting at Parliament Library Building.

 

10:01 am IST

BJP Parliamentary Party meeting underway at Parliament Library Building

09:54 am IST

Amit Shah arrives arrives at Parliament Library Building

Home Minister Amit Shah arrives arrives for BJP Parliamentary Party meeting at Parliament Library Building.

 

9:25 am IST

Pralhad Joshi, S. Jaishankar, and V Muraleedharan, arrive for BJP Parliamentary Party meeting

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Minister of External Affairs, S. Jaishankar, & Minister of State for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan, arrive for BJP Parliamentary Party meeting at Parliament Library Building.