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Parliament Highlights: Expected my successor to fulfil commitment I made, says Manmohan Singh

The fifth sitting of the monsoon session of Parliament on Tuesday with discussions on mob lynching, Andhra special status, Bihar shelter home rape case and other issues.

By HT Correspondent | Jul 24, 2018 23:05 IST
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The fifth sitting of the monsoon session of Parliament on Tuesday began with discussions on mob lynching, Andhra special status, Bihar shelter home rape case and other issues.

Before the start of the session on Tuesday, TDP and TMC MPs staged protests in front of the Gandhi statue in the Parliament. While the TDP MPs were protesting for the demand of special category status for Andhra Pradesh, TMC MPs protested against the rising mob lynching incidents in the country.

6:10pm IST

Lok Sabha adjourned

The Lower House of the Parliament is adjourned for the day.

6:10pm IST

LS passes Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2018

The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2018 passed in Lok Sabha.

5:58pm IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned

The Upper House of the Parliament is adjourned for the day.

5:56 pm IST

1,662 defamatory sites, contents blocked by social media platforms: Govt

As many as 1,662 defamatory websites and contents were blocked by social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter following requests from law enforcement agencies: Union minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir.

Facebook has blocked 956 URLs against requests for 1,076 URLs, Twitter 409 URLs against 728 requests and YouTube 152 URLs against 182 requests, Ahir said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha .

5:37pm IST

Govt will fulfil its commitments: Rajnath Singh on AP special status

Whatever commits have been made by our government as well as the former government will be fulfilled: Rajnath Singh

We do politics for the development of the country. The promises in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act will be fulfilled: Home minister

5:15pm IST

I expected my successor to fulfil commitment I made: Manmohan Singh

I expected my successor to fulfil commitment I made: Manmohan Singh in Rajya Sabha on special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

“Commitments made on the floor of the House are to be honoured and fulfilled. They are in the nature of an assurance on behalf of Parliament. I had expected my distinguished successor to fulfil the commitment I had made after consultation with his own colleagues,” the former prime minister said

4:25pm IST

YSR Congress Party MP remarks during discussion on AP Act

Nowhere in 14th finance commission is it stated that special status cannot be given to Andra Pradesh as BJP has categorically said: YSR Congress Party lawmaker V Vijaysai Reddy.

4:08pm IST

338 incidents of ceasefire violation during Ramzan in J-K: Govt

A total of 338 incidents of ceasefire violation and cross-border firings were reported in Jammu and Kashmir during the month of Ramzan: Union minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir

4:05pm IST

Don’t deceive people of AP, says CPI (M) lawmaker T K Rangarajan

Tamil Nadu’s CPI(M) lawmaker CPI(M) lawmaker TK Rangarajan says NDA wanted to use TDP for 4 years and now they have ditched them. “If 5 crore people are being deceived, you’ll deceive 123 crore people.”

4:01pm IST

Those raising lynching issue are hypocrites: Lekhi

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi dubs those raising the issue of lynching as “hypocrites”, saying they have forgotten the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the alleged “lynching of karsevaks” in 2002.

4:00pm IST

The promise given in this temple is being violated: Odisha MP

The promise of special status to Andhra Pradesh was given in this temple of democracy by two prime ministers and it is not being delivered: Odisha MP Prasanna Acharya.

3:55pm IST

LS takes up anti-corruption Bill

The Lok Sabha takes up the anti-corruption Bill that provides for stringent punishment to bribe givers, and extends prior nod for prosecution to former public officials.

Moving the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2018, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh says the Bill provides safeguards to officers who perform their work with honesty.

3:51pm IST

Derek O’ Brien says BJP should reflect why Sena is not with them

Shiv Sena and BJP go back 29 years. It is for BJP to reflect why Shiv Sena is not with them and questioning them. Shiv Sena was BJP’s largest ally, TDP was their second largest ally and they brought the no-confidence motion: Derek O’ Brien.

The TMC says these are the question BJP’s conscience needs to answer.

Everybody who wants federalism will oppose the BJP: Derek O’ Brien

3:48pm IST

AIADMK alleges discrimination in allocation of funds to Tamil Nadu

AIADMK lawmaker A. Navaneethakrishnan alleges that Central government has discriminated against Tamil Nadu in allocating funds.

3:06pm IST

Motor Vehicle bill may be discussed on July 31

The discussion on the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill may resume in the Rajya Sabha on July 31 after Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari holds discussions with various opposition parties seeking amendments to the Bill.

3:00pm IST

Ensure both AP, Telangana progress: Ghulam Nabi Azad

The govt just announced 15 crore for the tribal population of the state. 1500 crore allotted for Amravati which should have been at least 10,000 crore. The govt is deceiving everyone by saying that it has fulfilled its promises made to Andhra.

2:35pm IST

Piyush Goyal on black money in Swiss bank

Congress President had been levelling baseless allegations, that money of Indians in Swiss banks have increased by 50%, without understanding seriousness of matter. He’s habituated to speak without knowing truth. We saw how he was exposed by French govt: Finance Minister P Goyal.

2:30pm IST

Discussion on the Andhra Pradesh Re-Organisation Act

Discussion on the Andhra Pradesh Re-Organisation Act 2014 currently underway.

1:30pm IST

Lok Sabha adjourned

House adjourned till 2:30 PM.

1:10pm IST

MoS HRD on NEET data leak

The DG of NIC has told me there has been no data leak from their server. But some private agency has collected data from students. So, perhaps it has been compromised. However, the Govt of India ensures no data leak from any Govt agency: Satyapal Singh, MoS HRD, on NEET data leak.

1:00pm IST

CBI enquiry being demanded on Bihar shelter rape case

Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan demands CBI inquiry into Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Rape Case, in Lok Sabha, says ‘Till the time the inquiry is not completed, it is to be seen that the girls are given proper security.’

12:54pm IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM as TMC members protest over black money issue.

12:52pm IST

Rajnath Singh on lynching incidents

Home Minister Rajnath Singh says in Lok Sabha that government will enact a law, if necessary, to curb incidents of lynching.

If state govt recommends this, we will consider a CBI inquiry: Home Minister Rajnath Singh in reply to Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan in Lok Sabha who demanded a CBI inquiry over the incidents of rape at shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur.

12:35pm IST

Parliament discusses black money

After Modi government came to power in 2014, the amount deposited in Swiss National Bank has reduced by 80% between 2014 and 2017: Finance minister Piyush Goyal in Rajya Sabha

According to data released by Swiss National Bank, loans and deposits of individual Indians in the bank decreased by 34.5% in the last year compared to the previous year.

News reports quoting Swiss Bank’s annual statistics showed increase of 50% in its total liabilities towards India in ‘16-’17. Data is misinterpreted, it includes Non-deposit liabilities,Business of Swiss branches in India,Inter bank transactions,Fiduciary liability.

It’s assumed that assets held by Indian Residents in Switzerland are undeclared.BIS data shows non-Bank loans&deposits(constituting individual&corporate deposits used as Black money haven in past & exclude interbank transactions)fell by 34.5% in ‘17 compared to ‘16.

12:30pm IST

Focus on Bihar shelter home rape case

RJD MP Jay Prakash Narayan Yadav raises the issue of Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case in Lok Sabha, says, “This is a matter of national shame.”

Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan demands CBI inquiry into the case, saying: “Till the time the inquiry is not completed, it is to be seen that the girls are given proper security.”

12:25pm IST

Home minister on lynchings

“We are thoughtful about this. This didn’t start only recently, the incidents of lynching have been going on since years. I have said this earlier too, the biggest mob lynching is, what happened in 1984: Home minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha

11:56am IST

Police & cow vigilantes are hand in glove in Alwar lynching

Police & cow vigilantes are hand in glove in this matter. It was the duty of the police to take him to hospital immediately. Police has played a suspicious role. This is a case of not only mass lynching but also custodial death, says Congress Alwar MP Karan Singh Yadav.

11:45am IST

MSP of more than 50% of production cost to farmers

Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh said in Parliament today that the government is committed to providing the minimum support price of more than 50% of the production cost to the farmers.

110:05am IST

Congress likely to move privilege motion over Rafale deal

Congress is likely to move a privilege notice against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman for allegedly misleading the Lok Sabha, party leaders said.

10:54am IST

Bills to be discussed in Rajya Sabha

Business listed in Rajya Sabha today: Bills for passage

Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill

Motor Vehicles Amend Bill.

Discussion on the non implementation of the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Re-organization Act, 2014 also scheduled.

10:53am IST

Bills to be discussed in Lok Sabha

Three Bills listed for discussion and passage in Lok Sabha today:

Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill,

Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, and

Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill

10:36am IST

TMC MPs protest over lynching incidents

10:35am IST

TDP MPs protest outside Parliament

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs protest in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament over the demand of special status for Andhra Pradesh.

10:15am IST

Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha

Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan and RJD MP JP Yadav give Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over the incidents of rape at a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur.

10:10am IST

Zero Hour Notice in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Manoj Jha gives Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over the incidents of rape at a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur.

CPI MP Mohd Salim gives Zero hour notice in Lok Sabha over situation of violence in West Bengal and Tripura