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Parliament Highlights: Both Houses adjourned amid din over Delhi riots

Parliament Today Highlights, Delhi Riots Latest News Updates: The Opposition is continuing its protest against the Modi government over the recent communal violence in Delhi. Follow the latest developments from Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: March 3, 2020 3:43:47 pm
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at the protest, demanding resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah over the Delhi riots, outside Parliament

Parliament Today Highlights: Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha proceedings were disrupted for the second day on Tuesday as BJP and opposition members demanded an immediate discussion on the issue of Delhi violence. Amid sloganeering by the opposition members in Lok Sabha, Speaker Om Birla Tuesday said that the government is ready for discussion on Delhi violence after Holi. He adjourned the proceedings after ruckus prevailed in the House. Rajya Sabha was adjourned again after it resumed proceedings at 2 pm.

During the BJP Parliamentary meeting held earlier this morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the party MPs to take lead in ensuring peace and harmony in the country. “Vikas is our mantra; peace, unity and harmony are prerequisites for development,” PM said, news agency PTI reported

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla who held an all-party meeting earlier today to end the logjam in Parliament warned the MPs that those who disrupt proceedings will be suspended for the remaining session.

Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma and BSP MP Satish Mishra have given Suspension of Business Notice in the Rajya Sabha. Congress MPs Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Gaurav Gogoi & Manicka Tagore have given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha, while CPI (M) leader Elamaram Kareem has given a notice in Rajya Sabha. The opposition is demanding the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah.

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15:21 (IST)03 Mar 2020
Both Houses adjourned amid din over Delhi riots

Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha proceedings were disrupted for the second day on Tuesday as BJP and opposition members demanded an immediate discussion on the issue of Delhi violence. 

15:11 (IST)03 Mar 2020
Rajya Sabha adjourned

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day. Earlier in the morning, the House was adjourned till 2 pm after opposition and treasury benches indulged in a war of words over alleged hate speech by Union Minister Anurag Thakur in the run-up to Delhi assembly polls and the violence in the national capital.

15:07 (IST)03 Mar 2020
MoS (Home) G Kishan Reddy on NPR

MoS (Home) G Kishan Reddy said in Lok Sabha that the government is in discussion with states having concerns in regard to the preparation of NPR. "Demographic and other particulars of each family and individual are to be updated/collected during the exercise of updation of NPR. No document to be collected during the exercise.", he added.

14:23 (IST)03 Mar 2020
Lok Sabha adjourned amid ruckus

Lok Sabha adjourned amid ruckus

14:23 (IST)03 Mar 2020
Govt ready to discuss Delhi violence after Holi: Om Birla

Govt ready to discuss Delhi violence after Holi, Speaker Om Birla said in Lok Sabha

14:18 (IST)03 Mar 2020
Rajya Sabha adjourned

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 pm after ruckus on Delhi Violence for a second time today.

14:07 (IST)03 Mar 2020
Parliament LIVE: What's on schedule today?

In Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is scheduled to take up the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and the Direct Tax Vivad Se Vishwas Bill, 2020. Hardeep Singh Puri will table the Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020. A discussion on the Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019 is scheduled in Rajya Sabha. The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2019 and the National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019 will also be tabled in Rajya Sabha.

14:07 (IST)03 Mar 2020
Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha resume

Both Houses resume proceedings

13:39 (IST)03 Mar 2020
AAP MPs hold protest inside Parliament premises over Delhi violence

AAP MPs held a protest inside the Parliament premises on Tuesday for the second consecutive day over the issue of communal riots in Delhi and demanded formation of a joint parliamentary committee and narco-test on political leaders accused of making inflammatory speeches. AAP MPs Sanjay Singh, Bhagwant Mann, N D Gupta and Sushil Gupta staged protest in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Parliament complex. (PTI)

12:05 (IST)03 Mar 2020
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm

Amid row over Delhi violence, Lok Sabha has been adjourned within seconds of resuming for a second time today.

12:00 (IST)03 Mar 2020
Uproar in Rajya Sabha as Anurag Thakur rises to address House

In Rajya Sabha, Anurag Thakur was booed by opposition benches as he rose to read a one-line statement laying listed papers on the table. Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal rose to defend Thakur but this only resulted in heated arguments between the two sides.

Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said no comments or slogans will go on record. But the opposition and ruling members continued to clash with Congress, Left and other opposition parties raising the issue of the communal violence in the national capital

As heated arguments continued, Naidu said he would have no option but to adjourn proceedings if members did not want to run the business. However, heated exchanged continued forcing Naidu to adjourn proceedings till 2 pm.

11:35 (IST)03 Mar 2020
Lok Sabha adjourned till noon over Delhi violence

As soon as the House met for the day, members from the Congress, DMK and other Opposition parties were on their feet, demanding a discussion on Delhi violence. Speaker Om Birla told agitating members that issues can be raised during the Zero Hour and wanted to take up the Question Hour. As the ruckus continued, the proceedings were adjourned till noon.

11:28 (IST)03 Mar 2020
For BJP, national interest above everything: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stressed on the need for peace, harmony and unity in society saying it is a prerequisite for the country's development . He said political interests are "supreme" for some parties but for the BJP, "national interest is above everything".

11:13 (IST)03 Mar 2020
Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 pm

Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 pm. Speaker Om Birla tried to break the logjam and warned that the MPs who disrupt the proceedings will be suspended from the session. He also objected to members carrying banner inside the House.

11:03 (IST)03 Mar 2020
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm amid ruckus

Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 PM after Congress and ruling BJP members engage in heated arguments. Trouble began after opposition members jeered Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur when he got up to lay papers on the table.

11:03 (IST)03 Mar 2020
Protest outside Parliament. Opposition demands Amit Shah's resignation

Congress MPs protest at Parliament, demanding the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the communal violence in northeast Delhi

10:57 (IST)03 Mar 2020
Nation is supreme, development is our mantra: PM Modi at BJP Parliamentary Party meeting

"Prime Minister Modi at the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting today said that we are here for the national interest. PM Modi also said that the nation is supreme and that development is our mantra," Pralhad Joshi, Parliamentary Affairs Minister told news agency ANI. The BJP held a Parliamentary Party meeting earlier this morning

10:53 (IST)03 Mar 2020
Lok Sabha Speaker calls all-party meeting over House impasse

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla called an all-party meeting on Tuesday to ensure smooth functioning in the Parliament. The meeting was called over the scuffle that took place on Monday between BJP MP Jaskaur Meena and Congress MP Ramya Haridas. The scuffle ensued after some Congress MPs tried to bring a huge banner demanding the resignation of Amit Shah inside the Lok Sabha as the House proceedings resumed at 2 pm. Opposition members flashed placards also that read ‘Save India’, ‘No more hate’, ‘BJP sarkar dangoon ki sarkar‘ and ‘Stop hate speech’.

10:51 (IST)03 Mar 2020
Security alert after BJP MP’s car hits barricade

Tight security was put in place at gate no 1 in Parliament after BJP MP Vinod Kumar Sonkar's car suffered minor damages after it accidentally touched the boom barrier and spikes placed at a distance of a boom barrier git activated

10:43 (IST)03 Mar 2020
Opposition gives suspension notices in Rajya Sabha over Delhi violence

Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma have given Suspension of Business Notice in the Rajya Sabha. CPI (M) leader Elamaram Kareem and BSP MP Satish Mishra have also given suspension notices

Protests outside Parliament on Monday

Parliament's schedule today: In Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is scheduled to take up the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and the Direct Tax Vivad Se Vishwas Bill, 2020. Hardeep Singh Puri will table the Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020. A discussion on the Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019 is scheduled in Rajya Sabha. The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2019 and the National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019 will also be tabled in Rajya Sabha.

The second leg of Budget Session saw a fiery opening on Monday as the Opposition targeted the Modi government and the uproar paralysed proceedings.

BJP and Congress members shoved and pushed each other in Lok Sabha Monday, the opening day of the second leg of the Budget session, as Opposition parties, protesting the communal violence in Delhi, united in both Houses of Parliament to demand the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The uproar paralysed proceedings and both Houses were adjourned for the day.

Protesting in separate groups outside Parliament, Opposition parties united inside the two Houses to mount a concerted attack on the BJP. In Lok Sabha, MPs belonging to the Congress, DMK, Left parties, Shiv Sena, NCP, SP, BSP, NC and TMC rose as one to shout slogans against Shah.

Shah was not present in the House during the pandemonium. Nor was Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh came, but had to go back after the House was adjourned.

Amid the din, two Bills — The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill and Mineral Laws Amendment Bill — were introduced.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi condemned the “unruly behaviour” of the Opposition and urged Speaker Om Birla to continue with the House business. Targeting Congress members, Joshi said “these are the people” who provoked the riots. “They murdered 3,000 people in 1984 (ant-Sikh riots) and did no investigation. The priority is to restore peace… but they want to create tension,” he said.

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