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Parliament Monsoon Session Highlights: Lok Sabha adjourned, no-confidence debate to resume tomorrow

Parliament Monsoon Highlights: The Session commenced on July 20 and is scheduled to conclude on August 11.
Lok Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament House, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Lok Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament House, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)

Parliament Monsoon Highlights: The much-anticipated bill for this Monsoon Session, the National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023, was passed by the Upper House on Monday. The bill, which had already been passed by the Lok Sabha last week, seeks to replace an ordinance and was approved 131-102 during voting in the Rajya Sabha. It will empower the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi to control Group A services of Delhi, including matters of appointments, transfers, and postings. The bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha by the Union home minister Amit Shah....Read More

“We are making amendments to the Constitution, but they are not for imposing another Emergency. The Congress has no right to speak on democracy,” Amit Shah lashed out at the Opposition during his reply amid the debate on the NCTD (Amendment) Bill in the Upper House.

On Monday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha membership was also restored, days after the Supreme Court halted his criminal defamation conviction in the 2019 ‘Modi surname case’. A discussion on a no-confidence motion was taken up in the Lok Sabha today and will continue until Thursday. The motion was moved by Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi against the current BJP-led government to force Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak on the Manipur issue.

During the debate on the Delhi services bill on Monday in the Rajya Sabha, Amit Shah said that the government is ready for a discussion on Manipur on August 11 - the last day of the Monsoon Session. He said, “There is nothing to hide,” and added that he has written to the House chairman regarding the same.

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Aug 8, 2023 5:58 PM IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 am on August 9

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 am on August 9.

Aug 8, 2023 5:53 PM IST

Over 14 parties sign no-privileged motion to condemn ‘un-parliamentary words’ used against Opposition

Congress Leader Dr Syed Naseer Hussain says, "The kind of un-parliamentary words used against opposition leaders is something that needs to be condemned. More than 13 or 14 parties have signed the no-privileged motion. A motion needs to be moved and inquired about by a privileged committee."

Aug 8, 2023 5:49 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon session Live | ‘What is preventing the PM from making a statement’: RSP MP on no-confidence motion

“The Prime Minister as to act, he has to speak. It is shameful to the nation. This is first time in history that a no-confidence motion has been brougth seeking the Prime Minister to speak. What prevented the Prime Minister from making a statement and urge the people of Manipur to maintain peace,” RSP MP NK Premchandran in Lok Sabha.

Aug 8, 2023 5:44 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon session Live | 'Can defeat no-confidence motion in Parliament but…': CPI(M) MP

You can defeat no-confidence motion in the Parliament through majority but we will bring the no-confidence motion in next election and you will lost that, says CPI(M) MP.

Aug 8, 2023 5:38 PM IST

CPI (M) supports no-confidence motion against Modi government

“The Prime Minister for sitting in his cabin Sir and he is thinking about how to divide the people and is discussing with the 50 member-group of BJP, ‘how to use the division cleverly to win more seats in the coming elections’. Why our Prime Minister hesitate to come to Parliament, I wish to remind you once again that we were also elected by the people just like you,” CPI (M) AM Ariff on no-confiedence motion.

“When Manipur was burning here, our Prime Minister went to France and gave a speech on world peace.”

Aug 8, 2023 5:32 PM IST

Rajya Sabha passes the National Dental Commission Bill, 2023 and National Nursing and Midwifery Commission Bill, 2023

Rajya Sabha passed the National Dental Commission Bill, 2023 and National Nursing and Midwifery Commission Bill, 2023 by voice vote. Both the bills were earlier passed by the Lok Sabha.

Aug 8, 2023 5:25 PM IST

No-confidence motion Live | The govt should answer the questions on India-China talks, INC MP Manish Tewari in Lok Sabha

“16 military talks have taken place between India and China, what have they been about? Have we really agreed to create buffer zones, all from India? The country needs to know about the talks between India and China,” Confress MP Manish Tewari on no-confidence motion

Aug 8, 2023 4:42 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon session Live | Opposition brought no-confidence motion to test its own unity as its alliance plagued by distrust: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that the opposition brought the no-confidence motion against his government to test the confidence of its own alliance members in each other as the INDIA bloc is marked by distrust among its constituents.

In his address to BJP MPs at a closed-door meeting of its parliamentary party, he described the opposition alliance as "ghamandia" (marked by arrogance) and congratulated the party's Rajya Sabha members for the "semi-final" win in voting on the Delhi services bill, some of those present inside said.

Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal quoted Modi as saying that the opposition brought the no-confidence motion despite the fact that the government enjoyed a strong majority as its members wanted to see if they were united or not.

(PTI)

Aug 8, 2023 4:33 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon session Live | Govt ad showing achievements shown amid no-confiedence motion discussion

"A discussion was underway on no-confidence motion, but an advertisement about government's achievements was being shown on Sansad TV after which we raised our objection to it," says BSP MP Kunwar Danish Ali.

Aug 8, 2023 4:20 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon session Live | Stop misleading the country: Kiren Rijiju

“Since PM Modi became the Prime Minister, no militancy resurgence has taken place and over 8,000 militants have surrendered. The total coverage area of AFPA has been reduced by 75%. When you speak about Manipur, take everything into consideration, otherwise you are just misleading the country,” says Kiren Rijiju in Lok Sabha. 

Before 2014, many people from the Northeast faced racial discrimination and atrocities in Delhi and other major cities of the country. After 2014 the situation changed, and the DGP conference was held in Guwahati for the first time after independence. During this meeting, the PM directed that police must ensure the security of people from the Northeast: Union Minister & BJP leader Kiren Rijiju in Lok Sabha during no-confidence motion debate

Aug 8, 2023 4:12 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon session Live | ‘Opposition will regret bringing no-confidence motion in the parliament’: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju in Lok Sabha

“The Opposition parties will regret bringing this no-confidence motion at the wrong time and in the wrong manner. India's image has reformed worldwide. All Indians living in the country or abroad believe that Narendra Modi ji's vision will make this country a developed nation by 2047. At this time, they decide to bring a no-confidence motion against such a government,” says Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha. 

Nothing will happen by naming the alliance I.N.D.I.A when you are actually working against India, he added.

“India is one of the fastest growing economies. You may not like the BJP or agree with ideologies but you should support the country in its growth at least.”

Aug 8, 2023 4:03 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon session Live: Rajya Sabha passes the Indian Institutes of Management (Amendment) Bill, 2023

Rajya Sabha passed the Indian Institutes of Management (Amendment) Bill, 2023 to amend the Indian Institutes of Management Act, 2017. Earlier, the Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on August 4.

Aug 8, 2023 3:43 PM IST

Gaurav Gogoi, TR Baalu invoke Atal Bihari Vajpayee to target PM Modi

The opposition on Tuesday invoked BJP veteran Atal Bihari Vajpayee to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi and remind him of 'rajdharma', as it accused him of taking a "vow of silence" over crucial issues such as the ethnic violence in Manipur.

Initiating the debate on the no-confidence motion against the government in Lok Sabha, Congress member Gaurav Gogoi recalled that former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had visited Gujarat after the 2002 communal riots.

"Why did he (Prime Minister Modi) take about 80 days to speak on Manipur and (he) just spoke for 30 seconds. After that there has been no peace appeal on Manipur from him. Ministers are saying they will speak, but as prime minister, the power of his words cannot be matched by ministers," Gogoi said.

(PTI)

Aug 8, 2023 3:22 PM IST

Discussion on Indian Institute of Management (Amendment) Bill on in RS

Discussion on Indian Institute of Management (Amendment) Bill going on in Rajya Sabha.

Aug 8, 2023 3:22 PM IST

“If Supreme Court is deciding how your government will function in Manipur…" Shiv Sena (UBT) MP

“If Supreme Court is deciding how your government will function in Manipur and how the forces will function, this is a slap on your government,” Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Arvind Sawant.

Aug 8, 2023 3:12 PM IST

No-confidence motion LIVE | ‘Manipur CM to be blamed but…’: BJD leader Pinaki Misra

"Manipur CM has to be blamed but give contructive solutions instead of bringing a no-confidence motion and laying blames. We need to speak in one voice and not fractions," BJD MP Pinaki Misra in Lok Sabha.

Aug 8, 2023 3:08 PM IST

Piyush Goyal used unparliamentary word for Congress: MP Pramod Tiwari

"We had to walk out because the Leader of Rajya Sabha, Piyush Goyal, used an unparliamentary word for the party (Congress) which sacrificed its two leaders for the country," says Congress MP Pramod Tiwari. 

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Aug 8, 2023 3:06 PM IST

Rajya Sabha passes Inter-Services Organisations (Command, Control & Discipline) Bill, 2023

Rajya Sabha passes Inter-Services Organisations (Command, Control & Discipline) Bill, 2023. The bill seeks to boost jointness and was cleared by Lok Sabha on Friday.

Aug 8, 2023 3:04 PM IST

BJD opposes no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha

BJD opposes no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha because Congress party brought it, says party MP Pinaki Misra. He added, “I cannot support a no-confidence motion against the Central govt even thought BJD is against the BJP politically but I am grateful for many things that Central government has done for Odisha.”

Aug 8, 2023 3:02 PM IST

“I am yet to conclude…” clarifies Rajya Sabha Chairman Dhankhar on Derek O’Brien’s suspension

“I am yet to conclude…” clarifies Rajya Sabha Chairman Dhankhar on Derek O’Brien’s suspension

Aug 8, 2023 2:52 PM IST

No-confience motion LIVE: ‘If the govt wanted, violence could've been controlled’, says SP leader Dimple Yadav

“How many FIRs have been acted upon? Over 60,000 people and 14,000 children have been displaced. We have just requested honourable Prime Minister to come and speak in the Parliament. It was the prior responsibility of the Chief Minister to protect the people. If the government wanted, this violence could've been controlled within two days,” SP leader Dimple Yadav on no-confidence motion.

BJP does the politics of hate, divide and rule, she added.

SP MP Dimple Yadav said, “The Manipur incident is very sensitive. The Govt has been very insensitive in this matter. This is an arrogant Govt. It was a complete violation of human rights. Using women as instruments for perpetrating violence is unacceptable in constitutional democracy...It was a state-sponsored ethnic violence...”

Aug 8, 2023 2:47 PM IST

No-confidence motion debate LIVE: Shiv Sena MP recites Hanuman Chalisa in Lok Sabha

Shiv Sena MP recites Hanuman Chalisa in Lok Sabha

Aug 8, 2023 2:44 PM IST

Derek O'Brien not suspended from Rajya Sabha

Derek O'Brien was not suspended from Rajya Sabha as voting on motion to suspend him did not take place.

(PTI)

Aug 8, 2023 2:42 PM IST

Oppn bloc in RS submits privilege notice against Piyush Goyal: ‘Nothing less than apology’

Opposition leaders of I.N.D.I.A bloc in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday submitted a privilege notice against Union minister Piyush Goyal for allegedly using an unparliamentary word. Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh alleged that Goyal, leader of the House, addressed the opposition leaders as ‘traitors’ and demanded an apology from the minister.

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Aug 8, 2023 2:36 PM IST

Watch: Discussion on No-Confidence motion against Modi government live

Discussion on No-Confidence motion against Modi government live

Aug 8, 2023 2:28 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE updates: 'Manipur CM must resign... govt shamed women,' says Sule in LS

National Congress Party (NCP) MP speaking during the debate on ‘no-confidence motion’ against the current BJP-led governemnt, brought in the Manipur issue and said, “Manipur CM must resign... govt shamed women.”

Aug 8, 2023 2:11 PM IST

No-confidence motion debate LIVE: TMC MP speaks for Oppn I.N.D.IA

A Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Saugata Roy during the discussion of the no-confidence motion said, “This Government is government of the heartless. They are sending delegation to West Bengal on any plea. But not one delegation has gone to Manipur where our brothers and sisters are dying...You have no compassion and that is why you have not gone to Manipur like other parties.”

Aug 8, 2023 2:00 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: What did DMK MP say as he spoke in support of ‘no-trust vote’?

DMK MP Thalikkottai R Baalu says, “Minorities of Manipur have been killed ruthlessly. 143 people have been killed. 65,000 people have fled the state. Two women were stripped, gang-raped and paraded naked on the streets of Manipur...The CM is helpless. The PM is not coming to the Parliament and he has not gone to the state. Whereas, I.N.D.I.A. parties went there and understood what has happened.”

Aug 8, 2023 1:57 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: DMK MP speaks for Oppn; Asks, ‘Why PM will not attend Parliament Session?’

During the ongoing discussion on the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha, a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP presented his points in favour of the Opposition and supported the motion. He also questioned, "Why doesn't the prime minister attend the Parliament Session?" noting the consistent demand from the Opposition.

Aug 8, 2023 1:33 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: BJP's Dubey takes swipe at Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, ‘Bete ko set karna…’

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey says, “This No Confidence Motion has been brought. Why has this been brought? Sonia ji (Gandhi) is sitting here...I think she has to do two things - Bete ko set karna hai aur Damad ko bhent karna hai...That is the base of this Motion.”

Aug 8, 2023 1:24 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Watch BJP's Nishikant Dubey's jibe at Rahul Gandhi, ‘You can never be Savarkar’

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey while speaking against the no-confidence motion debate moved by the Opposition took a swipe at Congress MP Rahul Gandhi saying, “He can never be Savarkar.”

Aug 8, 2023 1:19 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Watch discussion on no-trust vote here

Aug 8, 2023 1:12 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: I.N.D.I.A parties to submit privilige notice agianst Piyush Goyal

The Opposition bloc - I.N.D.I.A (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance) - parties to move a ‘privilige notice’ against Union minister and Leader of House in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal for using “unparliamentary word”.

The privilege motion is moved by a member of the House when he/she feels that a minister or any member has committed a breach of privilege of the House.

Aug 8, 2023 1:02 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: ‘This is too serious a matter for me to be overruled,’ Chairman on Derek O'Brien suspension

Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar says, “This is too serious a matter for me to be overruled...After deep, immediate deliberation, I did not take the sense of the House earlier. If I had really fructified the process, Derek O'Brien would have been out of the House. In my wisdom, I thought I must not take it to that conclusion at that point of time…”

Aug 8, 2023 12:46 PM IST

No-trust vote LIVE updates: 'SC formed committee on Manipur, means not satisfied with Centre's work,' says Gogoi

Supreme Court has formed committee on Manipur, this shows it has not accepted work done by Centre, state governments: Cong MP Gogoi in LS

Aug 8, 2023 12:39 PM IST

No-confidence motion LIVE updates: Watch Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi discussing in Lok Sabha

Aug 8, 2023 12:29 PM IST

No-confidence motion LIVE updates: 'BJP's politics created 2 states in Manipur, says Gogoi in Lok Sabha

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi says, “PM took a 'maun vrat' to not speak in the Parliament. So, we had to bring the No Confidence Motion to break his silence. We have three questions for him - 1) Why did he not visit Manipur to date? 2) Why did it take almost 80 days to finally speak on Manipur and when he did speak it was just for 30 seconds? 3) Why has the CM not sacked the Manipur CM so far?”

Aug 8, 2023 12:23 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Leader of House in RS discusses on TMC MP Derek O' Brien's suspension

Discussion on TMC MP Derek O' Brien's suspension underway in Rajya Sabha. Derek O’ Brien was on Tuesday suspended from Rajya Sabha for the remainder of the monsoon session for “unruly behaviour and disregarding the directions of the Chair”.

Aug 8, 2023 12:15 PM IST

Lok Sabha takes up no-trust motion against Modi government; Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi initiates debate

Discussion on ‘no-confidence motion’ begins in Lok Sabha with Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi initiated the debate and Rahul Gandhi will speak next.

Aug 8, 2023 11:57 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Congress leader Adhir Ranjan speaks on BJP MP Dubey's remarks

Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, “Yesterday, BJP MP (Nishikant) Dubey made baseless statements on Congress party and Rahul Gandhi in the House and used abusive language...As per the rules, our party and like-minded Opposition parties wrote to the Speaker because no such allegations can be levelled against a Member who are not given a notice earlier...We also met the Speaker for the same. Our complaint was considered and such petty statements were removed from the records. We were satisfied. But surprisingly, all the issues raised by him on which we took an objection were uploaded in the record once again overnight...This has never happened in the Parliamentary history.” (ANI)

Aug 8, 2023 11:53 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Showdown between Dhankhar, TMC MP Derek O'Brien during debate on Delhi services bill

As Union home minister Amit Shah moved Delhi services bill in the Rajya Sabha for discussion on Monday, the House witnessed a showdown between Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar and Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien. 

Amid continued sloganeering the Rajya Sabha chairman lashed out at the TMC MP, accusing him of upsetting the decorum of the House during a discussion on the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023.

Aug 8, 2023 11:42 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Derek O Brien suspended for ‘unruly behaviour’; Leader of House Goyal moved motion

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP in Rajya Sabha Derek O'Brien suspended for the remainder of the current Parliament session “for unruly behaviour unbecoming of a Member of Rajya Sabha.”

Leader of the House Piyush Goyal moved a motion for his suspension “for continuously disturbing the proceedings of the House, disobeying the Chair and continuously creating disturbance in the House.”

Aug 8, 2023 11:31 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: TMC MP Derek O'Brien suspended from RS; Chairman Dhankar says, ‘He must leave the House’

Ruckus erupted after House suspends TMC Derek O’ Brien for raising point of order for discussion on Manipur and the House has been adjourned till 12pm. Rajya Sabha Chairman Dhankhar named Derek O’ Brien saying, “He must leave the House.”

Aug 8, 2023 11:10 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Lok Sabha adjourned till 12pm moments after it beginning proceedings

The Lower House - Lok Sabha - have been adjourned till 12pm today moments after the proceedings began. Discussion on no-confidence motion is likely in the noon.

Aug 8, 2023 10:48 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: ‘Some leaders are habitual of lying’ Anurag Thakur's jibe at AAP's Chadha

Taking a swipe at Aam Aadmi Party MP Raghav Chadha, Union minister and BJP MP Anurag Thakur said, “A few political leaders are habitual of lying. Perhaps, they forgot that this doesn't work inside the Parliament. The House functions as per rules not with ruckus. They may attempt to mislead the country as much as they want, but they were exposed in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.” (ANI)

Aug 8, 2023 10:31 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Meeting of I.N.D.I.A. parties Floor leaders begins at LoP's office

Meeting of the Floor leaders of I.N.D.I.A (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance) parties begins at the Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition (LoP)'s office in Parliament.

Aug 8, 2023 10:25 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: ‘Looking forward to what Rahul Gandhi has to say,’ says Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi who moved the no-confidence motion agianst the current BJP-led government ahead of the discussion said, “We look forward to what Rahul Gandhi has to say. He has visited Manipur and in the meantime, he has met with the cross sections of Indian society. He knows the state of the economy and the ground situation in Manipur. So, he has a very valuable perspective which we all look forward to hear.” (ANI)

Aug 8, 2023 10:07 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal's dig at BJP over Delhi serivices bill

Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal on Tuesday took to X (formerly Twitter) taking a swipe at the BJP-led Centre over the passage of Delhi services bill in the Parliament. He said, “They don't tolerate single engine governments anywhere in India.”

The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023, was passed in Rajya Sabha on Monday after it was passed in Lok Sabha last week.

Aug 8, 2023 9:42 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: How long will the discussion on no-confidence motion will take place

The discussion time allocated for the no-confidence motion is 12 hours, ANI reported citing sources. The ruling BJP is set to have around seven hours for their participation, while the Congress party will have around one hour and 15 minutes.

Other parties in the House, such as YSRCP, Shiv Sena, JDU, BJD, BSP, BRS, and LJP, have been granted a total of 2 hours, distributed according to the number of MPs each party has. Additionally, some other parties and independent MPs have a combined time limit of 1 hour and 10 minutes.

The debate concerning the no-confidence motion against the BJP-led government is expected to span the next two days in the Lok Sabha. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is anticipated to provide a response on Thursday.

Aug 8, 2023 9:17 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Why did Oppn move ‘no-confidence motion’ against govt

Nearly four days after the Monsoon Session began, the Opposition moved a ‘no-confidence motion’ against the current BJP government on July 26, after a heated demand for a discussion on violence-hit Manipur, which escalated further due to a video of two women being paraded naked circulating on social media. The parties included in the Opposition bloc - I.N.D.I.A (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance) - continuously demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on the Manipur issue.

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi moved the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha, on which the discussion will begin today, with Manipur set to dominate the three-day debate commencing in the Lok Sabha.

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