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Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: Economy not in recession, says Anurag Thakur in LS

Parliament Today HIGHLIGHTS: Some Congress members were heard raising slogans, seeking "azadi" (freedom) from the CAA, NPR and NRC in Lok Sabha

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 3, 2020 7:20:36 pm
2000 note banned in india, 2000 note ban news, 2000 note withdraw, anurag thakur, demonetisation, black money, demonetisation 2016, currency in circulation, rbi cic data, india news  “As per the National Statistical Office (NSO), GDP growth on average was 7.5 per cent in 2014-19, which is the highest amongst G-20 countries,” Thakur said.

Parliament Today HIGHLIGHTS: The Opposition on Monday staged a walkout in Lok Sabha as BJP MP Parvesh Verma, who was recently removed by the EC as a star campaigner for BJP, moved the Motion of Thanks on President Ram Nath Kovind’s speech when the session kicked off. TMC has moved amendments to the President’s address delivered Friday.

Earlier in the day, ruckus prevailed in Lok Sabha as the opposition cornered the Modi government over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and firing incidents in Jamia and Shaheen Bagh in Parliament. The opposition MPs started chanting ‘goli maarna band karo, desh ko todna band karo‘ as Anurag Thakur, Minister of Finance state, began addressing the House.

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi accused the government of committing atrocities on students, while Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhry said the government is “mercilessly” killing the people of India. “Say no to CAA”, “save our democracy” and “save our Constitution” were other slogans raised by the Opposition.

The Monday c While Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 3 pm following sloganeering. Union Minister Bhupender Yadav moved the motion of thanks on the President’s address.

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19:10 (IST)03 Feb 2020
Both Houses adjourned for the day

Both Houses of Parliament have been adjourned for the day. 

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned earlier in the day after members of the opposition parties created a ruckus in the House sloganeering against the citizenship law and NRC. As the Speaker of the House was unable to douse the incessant chants against the CAA and NRC, the the Upper House was adjourned for the day. 

16:14 (IST)03 Feb 2020
Unemployment high, growing, govt denies: Mahua Moitra on budget

TMC's Mahua Moitra questioned the BJP-led Centre on its recent budget announcement on varied points in Lok Sabha and claimed unemployment numbers are high and growing which the government denies. 

Taking a hit at the Central government on its decision to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens, Moitra said,' We are the guardians of our soil and Constitution.'



15:37 (IST)03 Feb 2020
Rajya Sabha adjourns for the day after incessant sloganeering against CAA, NPR

The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned for the day after witnessing repeated disruptions as members from opposition parties raised slogans against the government and demanded a debate on the Citizenship Amendment Act and NPR.

The House was earlier adjourned at 2 pm as members from the Congress and TMC continued shouting slogans and did not allow BJP's Bhupender Yadav to move a Motion of Thanks on the President's address. Appealing to members to return to their seats andw the House to function, Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh again adjourned the House till 3 pm.

14:29 (IST)03 Feb 2020
Govt to take strict action against Jamia firing: Home Ministry

Reacting on the firing in Jamia university last night, G Kishan Reddy, MoS Home said the government will take strict action. "These things should not happen. Those who carry arms and do such things should be punished, the government will take strict action."

14:07 (IST)03 Feb 2020
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 pm

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 pm after uproar by Opposition over CAA and NRC. Union Minister Bhupendra Yadav had moved the Motion of Thanks on President Ram Nath Kovind's speech. 

14:05 (IST)03 Feb 2020
BJP never discriminated on the basis of religion: Parvesh Verma

Hailing the government's decision to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, Verma said, "Our party doesn't believe in vote bank politics." He also congratulated the government for criminalising the practice of instant triple talaq. "Nobody spoke about poverty. IT is our government which has worked for their upliftment. We have looked after their pension, provided them with electricity and sanitation facilities. All these achievements pinch the opposition. While giving these facilities, we never look at their religion, caste or creed."

13:56 (IST)03 Feb 2020
Opposition shrinking in India because of its attitude: BJP MP Parvesh Verma

Verma was recently removed by the EC as a star campaigner for BJP over his remarks on Shaheen Bagh protests. "The opposition in the country has today shrunk because of their attitude. The opposition creates problems, and we resolve them," he said in Lok Sabha today. 

13:45 (IST)03 Feb 2020
Opposition walks out of Lok Sabha

Opposition stages walkout in Lok Sabha as BJP MP from Delhi Parvesh Verma speaks during a discussion on motion of thanks on the President's address

13:44 (IST)03 Feb 2020
'You are fake Hindus': Congress MP attacks BJP on anti-CAA protests

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury saying the government cannot silence people's "boli" (voice) with "goli". "People are protesting to protect the Constitution and are carrying national flags, he said, alleging that some protestors were killed "mercilessly". "You are fake Hindus," he said in an attack on the BJP, adding that if its members were "asli (genuine) Hindus", then they would have behaved differently.

12:37 (IST)03 Feb 2020
Lok Sabha adjourned till 1.30 pm

Lok Sabha adjourned till 1.30 pm

12:32 (IST)03 Feb 2020
Cong members protest against Anurag Thakur in Lok Sabha

While Opposition members, mainly from the Congress, were protesting against the amended citizenship law, they raised their pitch whenever Thakur started replying to questions. Belligerent Congress members, who were in the Well, shouted slogans against the minister and asked 'Aapka goli kaha hai? (where is your bullet?)', an apparent reference to the minister's controversial remarks. Some members also shouted 'Goli maarna band karo (Stop shooting)'. Whenever Thakur was responding to supplementaries during the Question Hour, the members began sloganeering against him.

12:29 (IST)03 Feb 2020
Modi govt has no shame, firing on students: Owaisi

Slamming the Centre for the violence at Jamia Milia Islamia, MP Asaduddin Owaisi said: "We are with the students of Jamia. This government has brutally behaved with students. Do they know that students have lost their eyes? Do they know our daughters were beaten? The Centre is not ashamed that they are beating up children, they shooting them down."

12:24 (IST)03 Feb 2020
'People of India are being killed mercilessly': Adhir Ranjan Chowdhry on Jamia, Shaheen Bagh firing

Raising the incidents of firing in the capital, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhry said, "Common people of India are protesting to save the constitution, they are protesting while holding the constitution & singing the national anthem but they are being fired at. People of India are being killed mercilessly."

12:07 (IST)03 Feb 2020
Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2pm.

The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2pm.

12:03 (IST)03 Feb 2020
Incident at Jamia a matter of great concern: MoS HRD

MoS HRD Sanjay Dhotre on Sunday's firing incident near Jamia: "An incident like this is a matter of great concern, Nishank ji (HRD Minister) and I will discuss the issue." (ANI)

11:47 (IST)03 Feb 2020
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla tries to assure opposition MPs

Speaker Om Birla tries to assure the opposition MPs that they will be given a chance to talk during the motion of thanks to President Kovind's address. "This is the temple of democracy. I am assuring you that you will be given a chance to raise your concerns."

11:37 (IST)03 Feb 2020
Speaker Om Birla asks Lok Sabha MPs not to raise slogans

Speaker Om Birla tells protesting MPs, "You have been sent to the Parliament to ask questions and not raise slogans". Opposition MPs continue with their "goli maarna bandh karo" chants.

11:31 (IST)03 Feb 2020
Ruckus in Lok Sabha over CAA, NRC

While the Rajya Sabha stands adjourned due to the uproar against the CAA, Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla said the House was taking up the important issue of skill development of the youth, hence members should participate in it and go back to their seats. He also reminded that floor leaders had assured him that the Question Hour will be allowed to be conducted smoothly and members are free to raise issues during Zero Hour which follows the Question Hour. However, members kept raising slogans.

11:27 (IST)03 Feb 2020
'Save our democracy' chants in Lok Sabha

As soon as the House took up Question Hour, members raised slogans against the Citizenship Amendment Act. "Say no to CAA", "save our democracy" and "save our Constitution" were some of the slogans raised by them.

11:23 (IST)03 Feb 2020
'Anurag Thakur shame shame': Opposition MPs create ruckus in Lok Sabha

As Minister of Finance state Anurag Thakur is addressing Lok Sabha, opposition MPS continue to chant "Anurag Thakur shame shame"

In the first session after the tabling of Union Budget 2020-21, opposition parties are set to corner the Modi government over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Parliament on Monday.

Opposition parties including Congress, BSP, and the Left parties led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist), have submitted suspension notices in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha over the nationwide protests against the legislation and exercises of National Population Register and National Registrar of Citizens. They also called for a repeal of the law. IUML MP PK Kunhalikutty has given Adjournment Motion in Lok Sabha over the recent incidents of firing in Jamia and Shaheen Bagh — both epicenters of anti-CAA protests.

As protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC) continue in different parts of the country, President Ram Nath Kovind, in his customary address to the joint session of the two Houses of Parliament to start the Budget session, hailed the passage of the CAA but made no mention of the NRC, unlike his address to the joint session at the inaugural of the 17th Lok Sabha on June 20 last year.

On the CAA, President Kovind said: “India has always believed in the principle of equal respect for all faiths. However, at the time of Partition, this very belief of India and of its people came under the most severe attack.

On Saturday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented Budget 2020 in Lok Sabha. The Budget carried a visible imprint of the Prime Minister’s fiscal conservatism, inasmuch as it kept a tight leash on expenditure, tacitly admitting there was little headroom for higher spending. For 2020-21, it projected a nominal growth rate of 10 per cent, translating into a real growth of 5.5-6 per cent

Sitharaman’s only significant intervention related to the overhaul of the personal income tax structure. While she proposed doing away with 70 of the 100 exemptions, she added two more slabs of 15 per cent and 25 per cent. She claimed the effort was aimed at simplifying the tax regime and would give more money in the hands of the middle class.

Explained | Decoding the Budget

Full text: President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to joint sitting of Parliament

 

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