- The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021 provides for granting the status of nation importance to the six institutes in Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Hajipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Raebareli.
- The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021 was introduced by a voice vote.
- The parliament canteen, now run by ITDC will offer as many as 58 items, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, from January 27.
The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was taken up for consideration and passing in Lok Sabha on Friday.The bill is aimed at providing relief to persons in Jammu and Kashmir residing in areas adjoining the international border.They can now avail reservation in direct recruitment, promotion and admission in different professional courses. Home Minister Amit Shah will move the bill to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004. :
Parliament session highlights- ‘Voters punished negativity seen in Rajya Sabha’: PM Modi warns Upper House
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday replied to the debate in the Rajya Sabha on President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to Parliament. In the Lower House, Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad shall move that the Bill to amend the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 and further to amend the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 and the Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002, be taken into consideration and passed.Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal is likely to move that the Bill to amend the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Act, 2005 be taken into consideration in the Lok Sabha and be passed thereafter. Congress leaders Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Shashi Tharoor and TMC’s Saugata Roy will move a resolution against the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 (No. 9 of 2019) and also against the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Follow highlights here:
Parliament session highlights- ‘This is not Emergency that we throw anyone in jail,’ PM responds to Congress
In the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied on motion of thanks on President’s address on Tuesday. On Monday, Pratap Sarangi, a first-time lawmaker from Odisha, opened the debate to thank the President for his speech in the joint sitting of both Houses last week. He blasted the Opposition for questioning the surgical strikes and forging an adulterated (“maha milawati”) alliance even as Congress members protested that the minister was only busy praising the PM and not talking about the President’s speech. Also read: ‘Thus far and no further’: PM Modi’s sharp warning to Congress in Lok SabhaCongress’s floor leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government was “addicted to compliments” and claimed the BJP falsely accused Sonia and Rahul Gandhi but failed to send the two top Congress leaders to jail. Also read: Old acrimony on show in new Parliament sessionThe tone and substance of the debate at this early stage in the life of the 17th Lok Sabha indicated that politics would continue be severely polarised, and that parties are already looking at future elections with an eye on key social constituencies.Read updates here:
Both the Houses of Parliament took up the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address on Monday. President Ram Nath Kovind had addressed the joint sitting of both Houses on June 20.Newly appointed BJP working president J P Nadda opened the debate in the Rajya Sabha, while Union minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi led the charge in the Lok Sabha. The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 were introduced in the Lok Sabha today. The Parliament session will continue till 26th of July.Also read: Amit Shah’s maiden bill in Parliament today on J-K quotas
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met leaders of various political parties on Wednesday, having representation in Parliament to explore possibilities of holding Lok Sabha and assembly elections together amid no show by various opposition parties.Modi had invited the heads of all political parties which have at least one member either in the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha for the meeting to discuss several issues, including the “one nation, one election” idea, celebration of 75 years of Independence in 2022 and the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi this year.Among the notable absentees were Congress president Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee, BSP supremo Mayawati, SP president Akhilesh Yadav, DMK’s M K Stalin, TDP chief K Chandrashekhar Rao, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Admi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal. Highlights of proceedings on day 3:
BJP’s Rajasthan leader Om Birla has been nominated as Lok Sabha’s Speaker on Day 2 of Budget Session today. Leader of the House and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah were among those who took oath as Members of the 17th Lok Sabha that commenced on Monday.As soon as the House met, the Members stood in silence for a few minutes as per the convention “to mark the solemn occasion of the first sitting of the 17th Lok Sabha”.Highlights:
The row over the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) continued to rock both houses of Parliament on Wednesday.The Rajya Sabha had to be adjourned for the day after it was briefly adjourned minutes after it begun as chairman Venkaiah Naidu asked BJP president Amit Shah to conclude his statement on the draft NRC.Here are the highlights: