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Parliament Winter Session 2021 Highlights: TMC, Congress promise smooth functioning; Houses adjourned till Wednesday

  • Parliament Winter Session 2021 live updates: During a stormy opening day of the Winter Session, the Centre passed the Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 by voice vote within minutes of its introduction in both the Houses.
Twelve members of the Rajya Sabha were suspended for the remainder of the winter session of Parliament on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 30, 2021 05:44 PM IST
By, New Delhi

The Centre and the opposition parties gathered on Tuesday for the second day of Parliament’s Winter Session after a dramatic opening on Monday. Utter chaos was witnessed in the Upper House of the Parliament again as Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu rejected the request by opposition leaders to revoke the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs.

Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 2pm today.

Earlier on Day 1, a ruckus broke out in the House during the passage of the Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021, as the opposition demanded a discussion over the bill. A total of 12 opposition MPs of the Rajya Sabha were suspended for the remainder of the Winter Session for their “unruly and violent behaviour” on the last day of the Monsoon Session on August 11.

Congress and 13 other parties are also considering boycotting Parliament’s Winter Session after the bill to repeal three farm laws was passed without discussion.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 05:44 PM

    Split in Opposition ranks? TMC skips Cong-chaired meeting on suspended Rajya Sabha MPs

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 03:23 PM

    TMC, Congress say they will ensure smooth functioning of House

    After complete disarray at the Parliament on Monday and Tuesday, the Congress and Trinamool Congress have assured that they will ensure smooth functioning of both the Houses.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 03:18 PM

    Lok Sabha adjourned till December 1

    Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day. Proceedings will resume again on Wednesday.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 03:11 PM

    1678 migrants returned to J&K to take up jobs under PM development package since abrogation of Article 370

    As per the information by government of Jammu and Kashmir, after the abrogation of Article 370, a total of 1678 migrants have returned to Kashmir for taking up jobs under PM Development Package 2015. The land of 150 applicants has been restored, says home ministry in a written reply in Lok Sabha.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 02:22 PM

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11am on December 1

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11am on Wednesday.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 02:17 PM

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla calls for meeting of floor leaders, House adjourned till 3pm

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has called a meeting of Floor Leaders of all parties to discuss and end the deadlock. The House has been adjourned till 3pm following sloganeering by Opposition MPs.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 02:14 PM

    Opposition has no regard: Union minister Piyush Goyal in Rajya Sabha

    “You have seen that the opposition didn't even let PM introduce ministers in the last session. They had no regard for the large number of women who were being inducted,” says Union minister Piyush Goyal in Rajya Sabha.

    “The entire country witnessed how badly the protestors behaved when minister Ashwini Vaishnaw was speaking in the house… They broke the glass in the House which injured some officials. But we wanted to let the House run so no further action was taken. But on the day the bill was being passed and they asked for a division of votes (count), then the Opposition found that they were outvoted,” he said.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 02:01 PM

    Will invite other MPs to show solidarity in dharna at Parliament: TMC MP Derek O'Brien

    “Our two MPs will sit before the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament premises from tomorrow 10am-6pm daily till 23rd December. We will invite other MPs also to come to show solidarity with our MPs,” says TMC MP Derek O'Brien.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 01:13 PM

    Suspended Opposition MPs to hold dharna at Gandhi statue on Parliament premises

    All 12 Opposition MPs suspended from Rajya Sabha will sit in dharna in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue from Wednesday. The Leader of Opposition will also write to Rajya Sabha chairperson to reconsider the suspension and also to highlight the irregularities in the process followed for suspension, leaders at Kharge's office said after meeting.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 01:04 PM

    On cryptocurrency, FM Sitharaman says ‘risky area’, bill to be tabled soon

    “This is a risky area and not in a complete regulatory framework. No decision was taken on banning its advisements. Steps are taken to create awareness through RBI and SEBI. Govt will soon introduce a bill," Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman says during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 12:51 PM

    40 civilians killed, 72 injured in J&K till Nov 15 this year, says home ministry

    “Forty civilians killed, 72 injured in Jammu and Kashmir till Nov 15 this year,” home ministry said in the Parliament.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 12:45 PM

    No steps taken to prepare NRC at national level, Centre tells Rajya Sabha

    The persons covered under the CAA may apply for citizenship after the rules are notified under the CAA. Till now, the Government has not taken any decision to prepare National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC) at the national level”, the government said in Rajya Sabha.

    The MHA informed that a total of 1,11,287 Indians gave up their Indian citizenship in 2021.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 12:37 PM

    Farooq Abdullah seeks revival of Article 370 for ‘normalcy’ in Kashmir

    “If normalcy is to be brought in Kashmir, then Article 370 has to be reinstated,” says National Conference MP Farooq Abdullah at the Parliament.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 12:18 PM

    No case of omicron variant in India so far: Health minister in Rajya Sabha

    No case of Covid-19 variant Omicron reported in India so far, says Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya in Rajya Sabha during Question Hour.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 11:47 AM

    Won't return to the House today: Opposition leaders amid protest at Parliament

    Opposition parties said they will not to go back to Rajya Sabha today.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 11:39 AM

    Opposition leaders protest in front of Gandhi statue

    Opposition parties protest at Gandhi statue. (HT_PHOTO)

    Opposition parties, including leaders from AAP, TRS protest in front of Gandhi statue at Parliament premises.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 11:31 AM

    Opposition parties to hold another meeting at LoP Kharge's office

    After walking out of Rajya Sabha, opposition parties will now hold another meeting at Leader of Opposition Mallickarjun Kharge's office to take a further decision.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 11:27 AM

    Opposition in Rajya Sabha stages walkout, TMC stays

    Opposition MPs in Rajya Sabha stage a walkout after House chariman rejects revocation of the 12 MPs. Trinamool Congress leaders stay. 

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 11:18 AM

    Chairman empowered to take action, says Naidu amid utter chaos in Rajya Sabha

    Amid utter chaos in Rajya Sabha, House chairman M Venkaiah Naidu says, “The Chairman of the Rajya is empowered to take action and also the House can take action.”

    Naidu rejected the request for the revocation of suspension of 12 MPs.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 11:15 AM

    LoP Kharge requests Rajya Sabha chair to revoke suspension of 12 MPs

    “We came to your office to request for revocation of the suspension of 12 MPs. The incident happened in the last Monsoon session. So, how can you take this decision now,” says LoP Rajya Sabha Mallikaarjun Kharge.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 11:14 AM

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 2pm amid Opposition protest

    Lok Sabha proceedings have been adjourned till 2pm after Congress, DMK and National Conference stage walkout.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 11:13 AM

    Bitter experience of Monsoon Session continues to haunt us: RS chair

    “The bitter experience of the last Monsoon Session still continues to haunt most of us. I was expecting and waiting for the leading lights of the House to take lead in expressing outrage over what happened in the last Session. Such assurance would have helped me in appropriately handling the matter but unfortunately it will not be,” said Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 11:07 AM

    Congress, Shiv Sena gives adjournment notice in Lok Sabha over fuel price hike

    Congress and Shiv Sena has given adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha demanding a discussion on the rising fuel prices.

    Leader of the Congress Party in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has given adjournment motion notice on the issue of rising prices of essential commodities.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 10:59 AM

    Opposition parties to meet Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu over suspension of 12 MPs

    Opposition parties are going to meet Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu today to discuss the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs for the remaining part of the current session.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 10:53 AM

    PM Modi hold meeting with top ministers to discuss strategy over Parliament session

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds meeting with top ministers including Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and Narendra Singh Tomar in Parliament to discuss strategy for the ongoing winter session. Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman also present.

    The meeting comes amid the opposition party meeting where they are deciding whether or not to boycott the Parliament Winter Session.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 10:40 AM

    Govt to rethink suspension if all 12 MPs apologise, says Pralhad Joshi

    In a video statement shared on Twitter, Union minister Pralhad Joshi said that the government was “compelled to place this proposal of suspension before the House” to maintain the diginity of the House.

    “If these 12 MPs apologize to the Speaker and the House for their misbehavior even now, then the government is ready to consider their proposal positively with an open heart,” he said.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 10:22 AM

    TRS joins opposition meet on Parliament boycott

    Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has joined opposition parties today for their meeting on boycotting Parliament session.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 10:16 AM

    Opposition meeting today to discuss boycotting Parliament session

    Opposition parties are meeting today to discuss future course of action. The question of offering an apology doesn't arise. The MPs were suspended against rules of the House. This action is like strangulating the voice of opposition LoP in RS, said Mallikarjun Kharge on suspension of 12 MPs.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 10:01 AM

    Rajya Sabha MP Deepinder Hooda gives suspension of business notice over MSP guarantee

    Rajya Sabha MP Deepender Singh Hooda gives suspension of business notice demanding a 'discussion on legal guarantee for Minimum Support Price and aid to farmers who lost their lives during protest'

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 09:58 AM

    TRS MP gives notice in Rajya Sabha over 'discriminatory crop procurement' policy

    TRS MP Dr K Keshava Rao gives adjournment motion notice in Rajya Sabha over 'discriminatory crop procurement policy of Central government and non-procurement of crops from Telengana'.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 09:19 AM

    Congress MP Manish Tewari, Manichrak Tagore give adjournment notices in Lok Sabha

    Congress MP Manish Tewari gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha on the issue -'to direct the government to create a record of farmers who lost their lives during farm laws protest and give compensation to their families'.

    On the other hand, Congress MP Manickam Tagore gives adjournment motion notice 'to discuss reasons for the increase in prices of essential commodities across the country and to direct the Govt to take appropriate steps to reduce the Excise duty on petrol, diesel, LPG to the level of 2013'.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 08:51 AM

    Bill on regulation of reproductive tech to be tabled in Lok Sabha today

    The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020, seeking supervision of reproductive technology clinics, will be tabled in Lok Sabha on Tuesday by Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

  • Tue, 30 Nov 2021 08:27 AM

    'Drama very old': BJP Bengal's Dilip Ghosh on TMC skipping Oppn meet

    “These dramas are very old... Every party wants to be the leader (of Opposition parties). Mamata Banerjee wants to be the leader. The days of Sonia Gandhi are over,” said BJP Vice President Dilip Ghosh on TMC skipping Opposition meeting called by Congress.

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