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July 23, 2021 / 07:32 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Highlights: Both Houses adjourned till tomorrow amid uproar by Opposition members

Parliament Monsoon Session Highlights: Opposition Trinamool Congress' Members of Parliament (MPs) tore papers and flung them into the air, throwing the Rajya Sabha into bedlam as Union Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw read a statement on the alleged snooping using spyware 'Pegasus'.

Monsoon Session of Parliament Highlights:  Both the Houses of Parliament were on July 22 adjourned for the day as Opposition members staged protests on the floor of the Houses against host of issues, including the newly implemented farms laws, the alleged snooping by  Centre using the 'Pegasus spyware' and deaths related to unavailability of oxygen in second COVID-19 wave, among
others. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned soon after the Inland Vessel Bill, 2021 and the Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021 were introduced. Lok Sabha too witnessed unruly scenes as members protested leading to adjournment. Union IT Minister Ashwani Vaishnaw could not make his statement on the 'Pegasus Project' snooping report in Rajya Sabha. Trinamool Congress' Members of Parliament (MPs) tore papers and flung them into the air, throwing the Rajya Sabha into bedlam as  Vaishnaw started reading the statement . The Minister later laid his statement on the table of Rajya Sabha before the House was adjourned for the day. Earlier, Rahul Gandhi joined Congress MPs outside the Parliament in their protest over the farm laws. Chanting slogans like “Modi is anti-farmers”, the Congress leaders asked the Centre to repeal the laws. The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were disrupted on the first two days of the session on July 19 and July 20 by the Opposition members’ protest. While the Lok Sabha couldn’t do business on both days, Rajya Sabha members discussed COVID-19 management for four hours on July 20. The session resumed on July 22 after a day’s break on account of Eid-ul-Azha. The Opposition alleges that the Centre lied about the deaths that happened due to the lack of oxygen. The Monsoon Session, to be held until August 13, will have a total of 19 sittings. Both houses – the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha – will remain functional. The Centre has listed 17 new bills for introduction in the session. The session  is the first after the COVID-19 pandemic's second wave wrecked havoc in the country.
  • July 22, 2021 / 04:03 PM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament LIVE Updates | Lok Sabha adjourned till July 23

    The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 11 am on July 23 as Opposition MPs continued their protest as soon as the house reconvened at 4 pm. Earlier, Rajya Sabha was also adjourned due to the protest by Opposition MPs 

  • July 22, 2021 / 03:58 PM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament LIVE Updates | BJP leaders meet over misbehavior with the IT Minister

    A meeting of Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal, IT Minister Ashwin Vaishnaw, ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and V Murleedharan is underway on misbehavior with the IT Minister by TMC's Shantanu Sen in Rajya Sabha, news agency ANI reported. 

  • July 22, 2021 / 03:50 PM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament LIVE Updates |  Opposition damaging country's reputation :  Meenakshi Lekhi

    The Opposition especially members of the TMC and the Congress will stoop so low as to while being political opponents, they'll do things to damage country's reputation. Today in the House one of the members snatched papers from the Minister who was making statement, minister of state (MoS) MEA Meenakshi Lekhi said on July 22. "This sort of behaviour is something which democracy has never seen and we have seen earlier how they conducted themselves when PM was addressing & introducing the new ministers in the Parliament," she said

  • July 22, 2021 / 03:14 PM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament LIVE Updates | This is unseemly behaviour : BJP MP Swapan Das Gupta on TMC MPs snatching IT minister’s paper

    BJP Rajya Sabha member of Parliament Swapan Dasgupta said that the TMC MP snatching IT minister's statement paper was completely unseemly behaviour.

    "It seems that some people of Opposition, notably some of the TMC MPs, got up and took the paper from the hands of the Minister (IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw while he was speaking on 'Pegasus') and tore it up. This is completely unseemly behaviour," the MP told news agency ANI

    "He was making a statement, you had a right to question him after that but instead of going in for a debate, is this the type of hooliganism we see inside the House? This is completely against all norms, I think it should be condemned out right," Dasgupta said

  • July 22, 2021 / 03:07 PM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament LIVE Updates | They are capable of anything : BJP MP on TMC leaders snatching IT Minister's paper

    When they can kill their opponents in Bengal and misbehave with women, they can do anything. Today they snatched paper and tore it, it won't be a surprise if they tear clothes tomorrow. I condemn it : Mahesh Poddar, BJP MP on TMC MPs snatching paper from IT Minister  and tearing it in RS

  • July 22, 2021 / 02:55 PM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament LIVE Updates | Trinamool MPs snatch Pegasus statement from IT Minister in RS,  tear it

    Rajya Sabha witnessed unruly scenes on July 22, especially when TMC MPs snatched statement paper from Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw as he rose to speak on the ‘Pegasus’ snooping controversy. The MPs then tore the paper and threw it towards the Deputy Chairman Harivansh. 

    As soon as Vaishnaw, who was scheduled to make a statement over the alleged phone tapping issue, rose to speak, the opposition MPs rushed to the Well of the House and raised slogans against the government.

    The Minister tabled his statement on the floor of the house. The Deputy Chairman then adjourned the house till 11 am on July 23. 

  • July 22, 2021 / 02:12 PM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament LIVE Updates | Pegasus Project report an attempt to malign GoI : Ashwani Vaishnaw

    Union IT Minister, Ashwani Vaishnaw said that the Pegasus Project snooping report is an attempt to malign the Indian government: The IT Minister lays his statement on the table of the Rajya Sabha amid uproar by Opposition members.

  • July 22, 2021 / 02:09 PM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament LIVE Updates | Lok Sabha adjourned till 4 pm 

    Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 4 pm amid uproar by the Opposition. The House has been adjourned three times since the session began in the morning. 

  • July 22, 2021 / 02:06 PM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament LIVE Updates | Rajya Sabha adjouned till July 23  

    The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 11 am on July 23 amid protests by Opposition members. IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw  who could not speal amid the uproar tabled his statement on Pegasus Project row in the upper house. 

  • July 22, 2021 / 02:04 PM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament LIVE Updates |  IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw speaks on Pegasus Project in Rajya Sabha

    Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw started speaking on Pegasus Project in Rajya Sabha amid sloganeering by Opposition members. House adjourned for the day


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