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Parliament Winter Session Highlights: ‘Why no decency to give farmers their due,’ Rahul Gandhi asks Centre

  • Amid continued protests by the opposition over the suspension of 12 lawmakers, the Union government on Thursday passed the Dam Safety Bill, 2019, in Rajya Sabha.
Parliament’s Monsoon Session was marred by Opposition protest against the farm laws and the alleged use of Pegasus spyware. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 03, 2021 06:03 PM IST
By, New Delhi

The government is set to table the Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021, the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2021 and the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha on Friday. 

While the opposition continued its protest near Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament against the suspension of 12 MPs, the BJP also staged its own protests at the site.

Earlier in the day, Congress MP Manickam Tagore moved an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha to discuss the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and the removal of Union minister of state for home affairs Ajay Kumar Mishra. 

Amid continued protests by the opposition over the suspension of 12 lawmakers, the Union government on Thursday passed the Dam Safety Bill, 2019, in Rajya Sabha.

Several opposition parties criticised the Centre for encroaching upon states' rights regarding the issue, while Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekawat rejected those claims.

Meanwhile, in Lok Sabha, a marathon debate on Covid-19 pandemic was held in which a wide range of topics, including the Omicron variant, booster doses, third wave of the disease and vaccination for all eligible population, was discussed.

As many as 74 members took part in the debate while other members laid a copy of their speeches on the table of the house.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Fri, 03 Dec 2021 06:02 PM

    Lok Sabha adjourned till Monday

    Lok Sabha has been adjourned till Monday, 6th December.

  • Fri, 03 Dec 2021 06:00 PM

    18 out of 16,000 passengers on 58 flights tested positive for Covid-19: Health minister

    Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday informed Parliament that among 16,000 passengers from 'at-risk' countries arriving on 58 flights who have been tested for Covid-19 with the RT-PCR method, only 18 people have tested positive so far. 

    The minister's statement comes amid growing fears of Omicron as India reported two cases of the new variant.

  • Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:07 PM

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till Monday

    Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till Monday, 6th December.

  • Fri, 03 Dec 2021 04:41 PM

    ‘Why no decency to give farmers their due?’: Rahul Gandhi asks Centre

    “We have 403 people whom the government of Punjab compensated 5 lakh each and whom they 152 gave jobs to. We also have a list of 100 names from other states and a 3rd list, which is public information, of names that can easily be verified. But the government says that such a list does not exist,” says Rahul Gandhi.

    “The prime minister himself said that he has made a mistake. He apologised to the nation. As a result of that mistake, 700 people have died. Now you are lying about their names. Why don't you have the decency to give them what is their due?” he questions.

  • Fri, 03 Dec 2021 04:30 PM

    Rahul Gandhi hold press briefing to address farmers' crisis

    “A question was asked in Parliament whether Govt proposes to provide financial assistance to the kins of farmers who died during the farmers' agitation. Ministry answers that the Ministry of Agriculture has no record in the matter and hence the question doesn't arise,” says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi In a press statement.

  • Fri, 03 Dec 2021 03:44 PM

    'Modi government works with willpower, not power’: Mandaviya

    "Under Modi government, work is going on to strengthen the weak health infrastructure. Without blaming the pervious governments that ignored health infrastructure, the government has worked for results. In the last 2 years, decisions under leadership of PM Modi show that this government works with willpower and not power," said Mandaviya in Lok Sabha.

  • Fri, 03 Dec 2021 03:41 PM

    India's Covid-19 cases, deaths among lowest in world: Mandaviya in Lok Sabha

    “3.46 crore corona cases have been reported in India and 4.6 lakh people died - this is 1.36% of the total cases. 25,000 cases and 340 deaths per million population were reported in India - this is one of the lowest in the world,” said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in Lok Sabha.

  • Fri, 03 Dec 2021 03:02 PM

    Health minister Mandaviya slams Opposition over oxygen shortage debate in Lok Sabha

    Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, in Lok Sabha, asked the opposition parties to stop playing politics over oxygen shortage.

    Addressing the Lok Sabha during the Question Hour, he said the Union government made "all possible efforts" to ensure the availability of oxygen and increased its production following a rise in demand during the second wave of the pandemic.

    "Sadly, even in such a situation, many people did not refrain from playing politics... I appeal, take note of our honest efforts. This is not a subject of politics," he said in reply to a question on the issue raised by Congress MP Suresh Dhanorkar.

  • Fri, 03 Dec 2021 02:02 PM

    Some states showed increased oxygen demand in courts during Covid second wave: Health minsiter 

    The politics around Oxygen started with the second wave of COVID-19 and some states went to courts and showed increased demand for oxygen in their respective state to get favourable orders, said Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya in Lok Sabha on Friday.

  • Fri, 03 Dec 2021 12:10 PM

    Only Punjab reported 4 'suspected' deaths due to oxygen shortage: Health minister

    We had written to all states asking for data on it…19 States responded. Only Punjab reported four 'suspected' deaths due to oxygen shortage, syas Union Health Minister Dr Mandaviya in Lok Sabha on the question of 'deaths due to oxygen shortage.'

  • Fri, 03 Dec 2021 11:16 AM

    WATCH | BJP MPs, opposition protest in Parliament 

  • Fri, 03 Dec 2021 10:37 AM

    Opposition, BJP protest near Gandhi statue in Parliament

    While the Opposition continued its protests against the government over the suspension of 12 MPs near the Gandhi statue, the BJP also staged protests at the same site, to condemn the opposition for their “undemocratic” actions inside the house. 

    “We are here to highlight the dichotomy and the duplicity of the opposition parties,” said BJP MP GVL Narasimha Rao.

  • Fri, 03 Dec 2021 10:26 AM

    Govt to table National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha

    The government is set to introduce the Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021 and the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2021. Also, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya is set to table the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha today. 

  • Fri, 03 Dec 2021 09:22 AM

    Cong's Manickam Tagore moves adjournment motion in LS to discuss Lakhimpur Kheri

    Congress MP Manickam Tagore has moved an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha demanding a discuss into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and the dismissal of Union minister of State for home affairs Ajay Kumar Mishra, reports ANI. 

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