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Monsoon session Highlights: 4 bills passed but impasses continues

Four bills were passed across both Houses but repeated adjournments over Pegasus spyware issue continued to affect proceedings.
By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 10:59 PM IST

Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha witnessed repeated adjournments on Wednesday but the government was able to pass four bills. The Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill and Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill were passed in the Rajya Sabha along with the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill. In the Lower House, the Coconut Development Board (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was passed.

Opposition MPs also signed a joint statement demanding discussion on Pegasus spyware and farm laws.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Wed, 04 Aug 2021 03:26 PM

    Upper House adjourned for the day

    Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day amid opposition uproar

  • Wed, 04 Aug 2021 03:09 PM

    Upper House adjourned for 15 mins

    The Upper House was adjourned for 15 minutes. Upper House Speaker Venkaiah Naidu spoke to protesting leaders regarding chaos in the Upper House, people familiar with the developments told news agency ANI.

  • Wed, 04 Aug 2021 02:37 PM

    Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill, 2021 passed in Upper House

    Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill, 2021 passed after brief debate amid opposition uproar in Rajya Sabha, reports PTI. The Rajya Sabha passed Deposit Insurance & Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 as well.

  • Wed, 04 Aug 2021 02:32 PM

    Lok Sabha further adjourned till 3:30pm

    Lok Sabha has been adjourned as Opposition protests continue demanding answers regarding the Pegasus spyware issue.

  • Wed, 04 Aug 2021 12:14 PM

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 2pm

    Lok Sabha proceedings have been adjourned till 2pm amid continued opposition protests, the third time in a single day that this has happened.

  • Wed, 04 Aug 2021 11:20 AM

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm amid sloganeering by the Opposition

    Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2pm on Wednesday amid sloganeering from the Opposition MPs over the 'Pegasus Project' media report. The Lok Sabha was also adjourned till 11:30am amid a ruckus over the same issue.

  • Wed, 04 Aug 2021 11:16 AM

    Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to move 3 Bills in Rajya Sabha today

    Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be moving three Bills in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. This includes the Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill 2020, which seeks to amend the Limited Liability Partnership Act of 2008.

    Another Bill, which is lined up for Rajya Sabha, is the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2021, or the DICGC Amendment Bill 2021.

    The third Bill is the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021. The Bill seeks to permit the government to cut its stake in prominent state-owned general insurance corporations, helping achieve its divestment targets.

    Click here to read more on these Bills.

  • Wed, 04 Aug 2021 11:12 AM

    How innovative protests make their mark this Parliament session


    This monsoon session has been witnessing protests by the Opposition since day one. While the Opposition has been constantly protesting in the House with placards, there have been some innovative protests outside as well. On their part, farmers have been holding a mock Parliament, just a kilometre from the House.

    Click here for a look at some new ways that the lawmakers resorted to as they tried to draw attention to some key issues.

  • Wed, 04 Aug 2021 11:03 AM

    Mallikarjun Kharge slams Centre on Parliament disruption row

    Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition (LoP) Mallikarjun Kharge: Rahul Gandhi is committed to the problems of the poor. He is trying to get all political parties together. He requested them to forget regional politics in the interest of our liberty, the Constitution, and democracy. We want to have a discussion on Pegasus and other issues. Besides, what moral authority do you (the Prime Minister) have to say that the Opposition is disturbing the Parliament? When they (the Congress) were in power, almost two sessions were washed out. A few big leaders had even said that "disruption protects democracy".

  • Wed, 04 Aug 2021 10:09 AM

    Congress' Deepender Singh Hooda gives Suspension of Business notice in Rajya Sabha

    Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda gives Suspension of Business Notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267, to discuss the central government's three farm laws.

  • Wed, 04 Aug 2021 10:01 AM

    TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay gives adjournment notice

    TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss 'Pegasus Project' media report.

  • Wed, 04 Aug 2021 10:01 AM

    Opposition leaders to meet at Mallikarjun Kharge's office to strategise

    Opposition floor leaders from Rajya Sabha of like-minded parties to meet today at Leader of Opposition (LoP) Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge's office in Parliament at 10am today to chalk out floor strategy.

  • Wed, 04 Aug 2021 09:32 AM

    Congress MPs give adjournment notice in Lok Sabha

    Congress MPs Manish Tewari and Manickam Tagore gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss 'Pegasus Project' media report.

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