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Parliamentarians in the Lok Sabha during the Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Wednesday, August 4, 2021. (PTI)

Monsoon session Day 13 Highlights: Ruckus continues, 3 bills passed in RS

Parliament monsoon session 2021 live updates: The 26-day long monsoon session of Parliament began last month on July 19 and is scheduled to end on August 13.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2021 06:18 PM IST

Both Houses of the Parliament witnessed repeated adjournments as Opposition leaders continued to demand discussion over Pegasus spyware and raised demands seeking discussion also regarding the three farm laws.


Deputy Chairman Harivansh and Bhubaneswar Kalita, who was also in the Chair requested MPs from the Opposition to calm down several times. In Lok Sabha, Rama Devi who was in the Chair said that the ruckus is affecting the people of the country.


However, the Rajya Sabha was able to pass the Essential Defence Services Bill, Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill and the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill. Lok Sabha passed the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 05:08 PM

    'Aap halla karte reh gaye': Rama Devi criticises Opposition for ruckus

    Deputy speaker Rama Devi criticised the Opposition for creating ruckus in the House and said that the Parliament is failing to work for the people of the nation before adjourning the Lok Sabha for the day.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 04:11 PM

    Rajya Sabha adjourned, passes the Essential Defence Services Bill

    Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day. It will reconvene on August 6. The Essential Defence Services Bill was passed before the adjournment.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 04:06 PM

    Lok Sabha djourned

    The Lower House adjourned till 5pm.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 03:55 PM

    'Bill effective only for 1 year': Rajnath Singh

    Defence minister Rajnath Singh says the bill does not impede the right to protest and it aims at making ordinance sector improve. Singh says bill also aims to develop the working conditions of the ordnance factories.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 03:51 PM

    AAP opposes bill, says it allows privatisation

    Sushil K Gupta says the bill calls for privatisation. He says if it is passed in haste like the farm laws, the nation will suffer.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 03:45 PM

    Sukhendu Sekhar Ray of TMC says freedom of speech is allowed in Parliament

    Ray says opposition MPs have the right to voice their concerns.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 03:43 PM

    Rajya Sabha resumes; Ellamaram Kareem demands discussion on the Pegasus spyware issue

    Ellamaram Kareem says national security is under threat, demands discussion on the Pegasus issue says Essential Defence Services Bill should be sent to committe.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 03:11 PM

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3:40

    RS adjourned till 3:40 PM

    Deputy Speaker adjourns Rajya Sabha amid sloganeering from Opposition MPs

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 03:08 PM

    Defence minister says wanted to discuss the Bill and the curbing of the chaos

    Defence minister Rajnath Singh says he did not assure of a discussion on Pegasus but discussed regarding decreasing the chaos in both Houses on Parliament. 'Discuss, Pegasus!' chants continue. Meanwhile, YSR Congress Party Ayodhya Rami Reddy extends his support to the bill.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 03:05 PM

    'Rajnath Singh can also discuss more 'pressing issues' also', says Kharge

    "When Rajnath Singh called me and said that I am going to Kyrgyzstan and we will discuss... If an Opposition leaders has been intimated regarding a meeting or discussion on the Bill why are we then not discussing it now," says Kharge.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 03:02 PM

    LoP Kharge speaks on the Essential Defence Services Bill

    Kharge, however, switches from topic and says that the Government is profiting from the chaos and din in the Parliament. Kharge says government is trying to get the bill passed in haste, claims that the bill be sent to select committee.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 03:00 PM

    AIADMK supports the Essential Defence Services Bill

    AIADMK's M Thambidurai says Essential Defence Services Bill needed to improve and further strengthen the national security.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:56 PM

    'Two hostile neighbours on northern front': BJD MP

    Sujit Kumar of BJD says Essential Defence Services Bill needs to be passed as India faces threat from China and Pakistan, says nation needs to be ready for war.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:54 PM

    MoS Defence Ajay Bhatt moves motion for Essential Defence Services Bill

    Bhatt moves motion for passage for Essential Defence Services Bill. Sujit Kumar of BJD supports the Bill.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:51 PM

    Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill passed

    Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:49 PM

    India achieved its renewable energy targets: Yadav

    Union minister Bhupender Yadav says Modi government achieved its renwable energy targets and says is committed to fight against climate change.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:47 PM

    Union minister Bhupender Yadav says too much focus on Section 15, but farmers will not be penalized

    Yadav says MPs saying that the Section 15 of Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill penalizes farmers have failed to see Section 14 which encourages proper use of farming techniques and disposal of stubble.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:44 PM

    Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi says govt not ready to discuss Pegasus, farm laws

    Chaturvedi says government failed to address issues like the use of spyware, farm laws.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:42 PM

    Vandana Chavan of the NCP says shameful that govt is focusing on air pollution now

    NCP MP says that govt was forced to discuss air quality and pollution only after SC asked it to.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:41 PM

    AAP MP Sushil Gupta opposes clause of the Bill which 'penalizes' farmers

    Sushil Gupta says there are clauses in the BIll which punishes farmers.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:38 PM

    'There is poison in the air but what about Pegasus poison': RJD

    RJD MP Manoj Jha says government should take steps to clear the poison spread by Pegasus and the farm laws.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:36 PM

    TRS MP says air quality should be considered as part of healthcare

    TRS MP KR Suresh Reddy says drinking water and air quality should be considered part of healthcare. Meanwhile, Jai Jawan Jai Kisan chants continue.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:35 PM

    TRS supports bill but says has certain reservations

    TRS MP KR Suresh Reddy says farmers are penalized for no fault of theirs. "I request the government to look into the clause. Climate change is also a major concern and it has increased pollution in the Delhi-NCR", Reddy said.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:33 PM

    Rajya Sabha speaker requests Opposition MPs to stop sloganeering

    Bhubaneswar Kalita asks sloganeering MPs to stop chaos, says cannot infringe on right of the speakers. Tripura MP Jharna Das Baidya of the CPI(M) opposes the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:31 PM

    Opposition MPs chant Jai Jawan Jai Kisan

    Some opposition MPs now are raising chants demanding repeal of three farm laws.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:31 PM

    YSR Congress extends support to Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill

    MP Ayodhya Rami Reddy extends support, says several industries in the adjoining areas of NCR region are contributing to pollution.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:28 PM

    Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill taken up for consideration

    RS Bharathi of DMK quips, says discussion on quality of democracy also necessary along with quality of air.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:16 PM

    Lower House adjourned till 4pm

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 4pm amid protests over Pegasus and other issues.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 12:40 PM

    Opposition slams government for absence of ministers in Parliament

    The Opposition slammed the government in Rajya Sabha for the absence of their ministers from the parliamentary proceedings. They said that these ministers were disrespecting the Parliament by getting their papers laid on the table by the minister of state for parliamentary affairs instead of doing so themselves. Read More

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 12:26 PM

    Parliament: BJP hits out at Congress, says party doesn't want serious discussion

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday hit out at the Congress for disrupting Parliament and not allowing discussion on serious issues. Read More

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 11:48 AM

    Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned till noon amid Opposition uproar

    Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned on Thursday till noon as Opposition parties continued to protest over the Pegasus spyware controversy and other issues.

    As soon as the House met for the day, Speaker Om Birla congratulated the Indian hockey team for an Olympic medal after 41 years as well as women athletes who won medals at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

    When the Question Hour commenced, Opposition parties started protesting over various issues, including the Pegasus spyware controversy and farm laws. Many members trooped into the Well of the House, shouting slogans and displaying placards.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:26 AM

    Congress MP Manish Tewari gives notice for adjournment motion in Lok Sabha

    Congress MP Manish Tewari gives the notice to move a motion for the adjournment of the business of Lok Sabha over the Pegasus issue

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:04 AM

    Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha to start at 11am today

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