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.
There was uproar in the Rajya Sabha after YSRCP MP V Vijaysai Reddy, while speaking in support of the farm bill, accused the Congress of "hypocrisy" saying the bill contained promises made by the Grand Old Party in its Lok Sabha poll manifesto.
Parliament's Monsoon Session which was scheduled to conclude on October 1, may be cut short amid threat of COVID-19 spreading among Members of Parliament and the staff.
This is the first time that the former prime minister and Janata Dal (Secular) party leader HD Deve Gowda has become a member of the Rajya Sabha 1996.
With just 18 months for the assembly polls in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal was forced to pick a side.
Parliament Monsoon Session 2020 Highlights: The 18-day Monsoon Session of Parliament is being held amid unprecedented precautionary measures against COVID-19 due to a continuing spike in cases.
Rajnath Singh's statement is scheduled for 3 pm amid the Opposition’s demand of a debate on the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
MoS for Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar made the statement on September 14, while answering a question on the same during the Monsoon session of Parliament
As many as 17 Lok Sabha Members of Parliament (MPs) have tested positive for COVID-19 on the first day of the Monsoon Session, news reports suggest.
The 18-day session will run until October 1 and will be held under strict safety protocols like staggered seating arrangement of MPs in chambers of both houses, introduction of mobile app for registering their attendance and seats separated with poly-carbon sheets in the house have been put in place at the parliament building complex.
The Parliament's monsoon session, first in the COVID-19 era, is expected to be stormy as the Opposition has plans to corner the government over a host of contentious issues such as handling of the pandemic, economic crisis, rise of unemployment and dismal GDP figures.
In the first, the two Houses-- the Lok Sabha and the Rajay Sabha-- will work in separate shifts without any weekend offs for the members who would not be allowed inside the premises without a negative COVID-19 report and a mask.
Parliament’s Monsoon Session begins on September 14 amid COVID-19 pandemic
Parliament Monsoon session highlights: The 18-day Monsoon Session of Parliament is being held amid unprecedented precautionary measures against COVID-19 due to a continuing spike in cases.
The parliament is scheduled to start from Monday and will conclude on October 1.
According to a Lok Sabha bulletin, the lower house will also take up discussion and voting on the First Batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants for the year 2020-21.
The election will be held on Sept 14. Though Jha enjoys the support of 12 Opposition parties, they have only 91 members. NDA’s Harivansh has the support of 116. For a victory, 123 votes are required. Both candidates are from Bihar.
The first hour of a sitting session of the House proceedings, Question Hour, is devoted to questions that members of parliament raise about any aspect of governance. The concerned Minister is obliged to answer to the Parliament, either orally or in writing, depending on the type of question raised.
The Opposition accuses the government of using the pandemic to reduce Parliament to a 'notice board' by doing away with. Question Hour in the monsoon session.
The monsoon session of Parliament is scheduled to begin from September 14 and will conclude on October 1.
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The Monsoon Session is likely to begin on September 14 will conclude on October 1 with safety protocols and tweaked procedures amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
This is the first time in the history of Indian Parliament since 1952 that such an arrangement will be in place, where 60 members will be seated in the chamber and 51 in the galleries of Rajya Sabha and the remaining 132 in the chamber of Lok Sabha.
However, sources said in the wake of rising cases of coronavirus nothing has been finalised yet and it is will be difficult to specify how the session will be held while adhering to social distancing norms.
"This government has walked the extra mile to hide behind rules, to escape parliamentary oversight. This is nothing short of the emasculation of Parliament," Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said at a virtual press conference.