The row over the passage of two farm bills seems set to escalate. 12 Opposition parties filed a motion of no-confidence over the conduct of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh
The ruling allies said Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the fight against the killer virus well by taking states into confidence and several lives were saved by the government's persistent efforts.
As part of the safety arrangements amid the COVID-19 outbreak, all Assembly staffers have been tested and legislators would also be checked for the infection, with 56 Congress and 80 BJP MLAs having already undergone the procedure, officials said.
The Upper House witnessed a bedlam today as opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) charged towards the podium of the presiding officer. It had to be adjourned before the passage of two controversial agriculture bills.
The Rajya Sabha passed 'The Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020’, and 'the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020' on Sunday amid a din created by opposition members.
Twelve Opposition parties have moved a no-confidence motion against Rajya Sabha Deputy Speaker Harivansh.
Countering the attack, BJP claimed that its government had given more jobs in just three-and-a-half years than the Samajwadi Party could give in five years.
Raghu Rama Krishna Raju went on to add that only a "karmayogi" like Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the issue.
Before passing the two contentious farm bills, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for a brief period earlier in the day after heated exchanges between sides supporting and opposing the bills.
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DMK chief, M K Stalin, who is opposing the bills like the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services did not take a stand against a similar law in Tamil Nadu.
The parties were participating in a debate on the bill for giving effect to various compliance relief measures for taxpayers
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and General Secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi were not in the headquarters when these workers tested positive
The project is the latest in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's infrastructure push before the Bihar Assembly elections starting October. He will also be inaugurating an optical fibre services network throughout Bihar's villages.
Farooq Abdullah said Jammu and Kashmir has not seen any progress and spoke about authorities blocking 4G facilities in the Union Territory.
He is the third minister in Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa's cabinet to test positive this week. Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri had mandated all MLAs take COVID-19 tests before the start of the monsoon session on September 21.
Sanjay Singh claimed he was charged as he has been actively "raising people's issues" for some time.
After the Lok Sabha passed the contentious agriculture bills, the BJP's oldest ally Shiromani Akali Dal termed it an “anti-farmer” move.
According to senior CPI (ML) leaders, RJD's approach to the alliance proposal has not gone down well with the Left leadership.
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State officials say Bihar is now carrying out 1.5 lakh tests a day against 17,000 daily tests in the last week of July. Despite the nine-fold increase in testing, the number of people testing positive each day has fallen from 17 percent in late July to just 1.4 percent now.
With the CBI taking over the case, the actor’s death seems to have taken a back seat in poll-bound Bihar. The BJP, which spearheaded the justice for Sushant campaign, says development is the poll issue while the opposition talks of mishandling of Covid and migrant crisis.
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A senior party leader said the priority of the SAD at the moment was to safeguard the interests of farmers, and not the alliance issue.
The ruckus began after Union Minister Anurag Thakur attacked the Congress and the Nehru-Gandhi family, saying that the PM's National Relief Fund set up in 1948, has not been registered yet and that it was established to benefit the family.