Parliament Live Updates: Both the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha have been adjourned till March 15 after repeated disruptions by the Opposition over the contentious farm laws. Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned multiple times, as Opposition parties continued sloganeering in protest against the increase in fuel prices and demanded discussions on the ongoing farmers’ protests.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who wanted to make a statement in the Lok Sabha on the occasion of 75th Independence celebrations, will not be doing so due to a lack of consensus in the house. “PM Modi wanted to make a statement in the House on the 75th Independence celebrations ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. But due to lack of consensus, the statement will not be made. It will happen when a consensus is reached,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said.
Meanwhile, PM Modi addressed the Bharatiya Janata Party’s First Parliamentary party meeting since the coronavirus-induced lockdown last year. BJP MPs of both houses attended the meeting at GMC Balyogi Auditorium in the Parliamentary Library Building on Wednesday. “Addressing the parliamentary party meeting, PM Modi said that all the MPs and party workers should help eligible people get COVID-19 vaccines including helping them reach the vaccination centres,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said.
In Rajya Sabha, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will move The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2021, while Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar will move The National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2019. Lok Sabha, on the other hand, will see discussions on The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2021 and The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021