Opposition leaders stage a protest in the well of the Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon session of Parliament, in New Delhi.
Opposition leaders stage a protest in the well of the Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

Parliament Monsoon Session highlights: Both Houses adjourned till 11am tomorrow

The impasse in the monsoon session of Parliament is likely to continue on Tuesday with both the government and opposition refusing to budge from their respective positions.
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2021 04:14 PM IST

The ongoing monsoon session of Parliament saw more adjournments and disruptions during the day as 14 Opposition parties planned a 'mock parliament' against the government's refusal to hold discuss the Pegasus snooping row, Covid-19 pandemic, farm laws and spiralling fuel prices. The leaders met over breakfast, hosted by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, to discuss a strategy for the remaining part of the session.

On Monday, defence minister Rajnath Singh reached out to at least two senior Opposition leaders to bring the ongoing session back on the rails, but the latter refused to give in, stating a debate on the Pegasus snooping controversy is a must for the disruptions to end.

Amid repeated adjournments and fierce protests, the productivity of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha now stands at just 14% and 20%, respectively. Both Houses faced repeated disruptions and protests even on Monday.

Amid the din, the government introduced the Tribunals Reforms Bill in the Lok Sabha and passed the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021 before it was adjourned for the day. The Rajya Sabha approved the Inland Vessels Bill, 2021.

Follow all the updates here:

  • AUG 03, 2021 04:14 PM IST

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 11am tomorrow

    Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 11am on August 4, 2021.

  • AUG 03, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11am tomorrow

    Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 11am on August 4, 2021.

  • AUG 03, 2021 02:40 PM IST

    Insolvency & Bankruptcy Amendment Bill, 2021 passed in Rajya Sabha

    Insolvency & Bankruptcy Amendment Bill, 2021 has been passed in Rajya Sabha while Opposition continues to protest. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman thanked members of Parliament who participated in the debate.

  • AUG 03, 2021 02:28 PM IST

    The Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021 passed in Lok Sabha

    The Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021 has been passed in Lok Sabha amid protest by Opposition. The House was adjourned till 4pm immediately after the bill was passed without any discussion.

  • AUG 03, 2021 02:22 PM IST

    Govt conducted no study on Covid impact on suicides: MHA

    The government has not conducted any study to assess the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on suicides in the country, the ministry of home affairs told Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The ministry said that the government, however, has taken a number of initiatives during the pandemic to provide psychological support to people.

  • AUG 03, 2021 02:17 PM IST

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 4pm

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 4pm amid sloganeering from Opposition parties

  • AUG 03, 2021 12:23 PM IST

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm.

  • AUG 03, 2021 12:22 PM IST

    Not invited to Oppn meet, SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal

    SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal says her party was not invited for the opposition meeting called by Rahul Gandhi."The entire opposition is united on the issues like farm laws. Why is Centre running away from discussions? This is a government of dictatorship," Badal says.

  • AUG 03, 2021 12:13 PM IST

    SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal offers wheat stalk to BJP's Hema Malini

    Shiromani Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal offers wheat stalk to BJP MP Hema Malini as SAD-BSP MPs protest at Parliament over Centre's farm laws

  • AUG 03, 2021 11:58 AM IST

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 pm

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 pm following a ruckus by Opposition MPs, who are protesting in the House over different issues.

  • AUG 03, 2021 11:57 AM IST

    Govt has to agree to debate on Pegasus row for Parl to function normally: Oppn

    A senior leader from the Opposition said it was decided at the breakfast meeting hosted by Rahul Gandhi that the government would have to agree to a debate on the Pegasus report if it wants to run the monsoon session of Parliament. "It was we will stick to our position on issues like the Pegasus row and farm laws," he said.

  • AUG 03, 2021 11:16 AM IST

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12pm amid uproar

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12pm amid uproar in the House. Opposition MPs gathered at the Well of the House, protesting over various issues.

  • AUG 03, 2021 11:15 AM IST

    Not apologising after tearing papers in Parliament is arrogance: PM

    Union Minister Pralhad Joshi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed anguish over a tweet posted by TMC MP Derek O'Brien. PM said it is an insult to people who elected the MPs. "...Making 'papri chaat' was an insulting comment. Tearing of papers, throwing them and not apologising is arrogance, the PM said at the BJP parliamentary meeting," Joshi said.

  • AUG 03, 2021 11:13 AM IST

    PM Modi slams Oppn for Parliament disruptions

    At the BJP parliamentary meeting, the PM said lawmakers should ensure the dignity of the House is maintained. He slammed the opposition for disrupting the monsoon session and said this is an insult to Parliament, the Constitution, democracy and the people of the country, an insult to the people.

  • AUG 03, 2021 11:02 AM IST

    PM Modi urges BJP MPs to maintain restraint

    At the BJP parliamentary meeting, Modi asked his party colleagues to maintain restraint during House sessions even as though disruptions by Opposition MPs have become order of the day.

  • AUG 03, 2021 10:51 AM IST

    PM Modi, Shah, Rajnath, Nadda attend BJP parliamentary meeting

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence minister Rajnath Singh, BJP national president JP Nadda and other leaders attend party's parliamentary meeting held today in Delhi.

  • AUG 03, 2021 10:48 AM IST

    Oppn MPs ride on bicycles to reach Parliament

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and other Opposition MPs ride bicycles to reach Parliament after their breakfast meeting comes to an end.

  • AUG 03, 2021 10:32 AM IST

    Rahul Gandhi calls for stronger united Opposition

    At the Opposition leaders' meeting, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi says single-most important thing, in his view, is to unite this force. "The more this voice (of the people) unites, the more powerful this voice will become, the more difficult it'll become for BJP-RSS to suppress it," he says.

  • AUG 03, 2021 10:28 AM IST

    Leaders from Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena, TMC and other Oppn parties attend breakfast meeting at Constitution Club

    Opposition leaders meet to discuss Parliament strategy.
    Opposition leaders meet to discuss Parliament strategy.

    MPs from the Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Shiv Sena, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Samajwadi Party (SP), Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), CPI, Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), Kerala Congress (M), Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), National Conference (NC), Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) took part in the breakfast meeting hosted by Rahul Gandhi.

  • AUG 03, 2021 10:11 AM IST

    AAP stays away from Rahul Gandhi-hosted Oppn meet

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) skips the breakfast meeting being hosted by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for leaders of Opposition parties at Constitution Club in Delhi.

  • AUG 03, 2021 09:50 AM IST

    Union ministers hold BJP parliamentary meeting

    Union ministers S Jaishankar, V Muraleedharan, Sarbananda Sonowal and Jyotiraditya Scindia and other leaders arrive for the BJP Parliamentary party meeting.

  • AUG 03, 2021 09:49 AM IST

    Rahul Gandhi reaches for breakfast meeting with Oppn leaders

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at Constitution Club for a meeting with Opposition party floor leaders from the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

  • AUG 03, 2021 09:39 AM IST

    CPI MP Binoy Viswam gives suspension of business notice in RS to discuss Pegasus snooping report

    CPI MP Binoy Viswam gives suspension of business notice under rule 267 in the Rajya Sabha to discuss 'Pegasus Project' media report.

  • AUG 03, 2021 09:38 AM IST

    Oppn leaders meet for breakfast to discuss Parliament strategy

    Floor leaders from Opposition parties in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha arrive for a breakfast meeting being hosted by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at Constitution Club. The leaders are scheduled to discuss the strategy for the remaining Monsoon session.

  • AUG 03, 2021 09:22 AM IST

    Congress' Deepender Singh Hooda wants discussion on farm laws in RS, gives suspension of business notice

    Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda gives suspension of business notice under rule 267 in the Rajya Sabha to discuss the three Central farm laws against which farmers have been protesting for months along the borders of Delhi.

  • AUG 03, 2021 09:20 AM IST

    Lok Sabha Manish Tewari give adjournment notice for discussion on Pegasus controversy

    Congress MP Manish Tewari gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss 'Pegasus Project' media report.

  • AUG 03, 2021 09:01 AM IST

    Congress MP Manickam Tagore gives adjournment motion notice in LS to discuss Pegasus issue

    Congress MP Manickam Tagore gives adjournment motion notice in the Lok Sabha for discussion on 'Pegasus Project' media report.

  • AUG 03, 2021 08:41 AM IST

    Congress' Ripun Bora gives suspension of business notice in RS to discuss Assam-Mizoram border clash

    Congress MP Ripun Bora gives suspension of business notice under rule 267 in the Rajya Sabha to discuss the Assam-Mizoram border clash last week that led to the death of six Assam Police personnel and caused injuries to several others.

  • AUG 03, 2021 08:11 AM IST

    Congress MP Shaktisinh Gohil gives notice to discuss minor's rape

    Congress MP Shaktisinh Gohil has given notice in the Rajya Sabha to discuss the issue of alleged rape and killing of a minor girl in Delhi's Nangal area.

  • AUG 03, 2021 08:10 AM IST

    Breakfast meeting of Opposition leaders

    Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said a breakfast meeting will be held around 9:30 am at the Constitution Club in Delhi. “All floor leaders and other MPs will join the meeting," he said.

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