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Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

Earlier in the day, the Opposition MPs sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's response after US President Donald Trump in a statement said that PM Modi had asked him to mediate in the Kashmir issue.

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In Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that PM Modi made no request to Trump to mediate on the Kashmir issue with Pakistan. (File)

The Lok Sabha Tuesday passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had requested the parliamentarians to roll back their amendments. The Opposition members had supported safety and traffic violation aspects of the Bill but at the same time accused the Centre of trying to take away powers of states with certain provisions of the draft law. DMK’s Kanimozhi and Trinamool Congress’ Saugata Roy had moved amendments to the proposed Bill, however their proposals were not moved.

Meanwhile, Opposition MPs walked out of Rajya Sabha in protest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not come to the Parliament after repeated requests. Opposition MPs are seeking his response after US President Donald Trump in a statement said that PM Modi had asked him to mediate in the Kashmir issue. Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad in Rajya Sabha said, “Neither the PM responds nor any of his ministers have the courage to tell him that if MPs want him to come to the House, it is his duty to come. It didn’t happen in the last six years, it didn’t happen today.” A meeting of the Opposition leaders was held in Congress’ Ghulam Nabi Azad’s chamber in Parliament early Tuesday morning where the leaders asked for the suspension of all business in the House.

In reply, BJP leader Thawarchand Gehlot said that the Opposition is making baseless demands as External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar already made the statement for the government in the matter. Jaishankar said that PM Modi made no request to Trump to mediate on the Kashmir issue with Pakistan. He said all outstanding issues between India and Pakistan can be discussed only bilaterally. “I would like to categorically state that no such request has been made by the Prime Minister to the US President,” he said after Congress and other opposition parties raised the issue in the House.

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Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: Here's what happened in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha today.

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 am Wednesday

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 am tomorrow

POCSO Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019 moved in Rajya Sabha

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Number of terrorist attacks in last decade reduced by 70%: MoS G Kishan Reddy

Minister of State of Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy said in Lok Sabha: "Number of terrorist incidents in hinterland during last decade as compared to the previous decade have reduced by 70% from 71 to 21 and the number of terrorist incidents in Jammu and Kashmir have reduced by 86% i.e. 23,290 to 3,187." (ANI)

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha Tuesday passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had requested the parliamentarians to roll back their amendments. The Opposition members had supported safety and traffic violation aspects of the Bill but at the same time accused the Centre of trying to take away powers of states with certain provisions of the draft law.

DMK's Kanimozhi and Trinamool Congress' Saugata Roy had moved amendments to the proposed Bill, however their proposals were not moved. 

States can continue to run road transport even if it is making losses: Nitin Gadkari

Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the rights of states to regulate road and transport administration would not be taken away. He said that the states can continue to run road transport even if it is making losses in the sector.

Discussion underway on Motor Vehicles Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019

In Lok Sabha, the discussion is underway on Motor Vehicles Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill proposes to increase the minimum compensation for hit and run cases. In particular, in case of death, such compensation would vary from Rs 25,000 to Rs 2 Lakh. In the case of grievous injury, it would vary from Rs 12,500 to Rs 50,000. The Bill also enables the Central government to develop a scheme for cashless treatment of road accident victims during the “golden hour”; the golden hour is the first 60 minutes following the injury during which doctors have the best chance of saving a life. The government’s insurance scheme is likely to be funded through a Motor Vehicle Accident Fund that the central government is expected to constitute to provide compulsory insurance cover to all road users in India. This fund will be available for the treatment of the injured.

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 pm

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 PM following an uproar by Opposition MPs where there were raising slogans of "Pradhanmantri jawab do, jawab do, jawab do". They're seeking a reply from PM in Parliament on the statement of US President that PM Modi had asked him to mediate in Kashmir issue

If trump's claim is true, PM Modi has betrayed India’s interests: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi also reacted to the issue. He tweeted: "President Trump says PM Modi asked him to mediate between India & Pakistan on Kashmir!If true, PM Modi has betrayed India’s interests & 1972 Shimla Agreement. A weak Foreign Ministry denial won’t do. PM must tell the nation what transpired in the meeting between him & @POTUS"

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Oppn Mps walks out of Lok Sabha over their demand for PM Modi's response

The opposition walked out of the House over their demand for Prime Minister's response on "statement of US President Trump that PM Modi had asked him to mediate in Kashmir issue"

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Lok Sabha on Tuesday witnessed an uproar over US President Donald Trump's remarks on Kashmir mediation, with Congress demanding a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue. As soon as the Lower House met for the day, members from the Congress and some other Opposition parties were on their feet shouting slogans over the issue.

Trump had on Monday claimed that Prime Minister Modi had asked him to play the role of a mediator on Kashmir. Amid the ruckus in the House, Speaker Om Birla said it was a serious issue and there should not be any politics over the matter. He urged members to rise above party lines and think about national interest. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said Opposition members were trying to belittle the image of the country, which is "highly unfair and uncalled for".

Later, the Speaker said the issue can be discussed during the Zero Hour and the Question Hour was taken up after normalcy returned. Congress members were heard shouting 'we want an answer' and the party's leader in the House Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the prime minister should give an answer.

PM Modi should say US President is giving false statements and is lying about Kashmir: Manish Tiwari

Congress leader Manish Tewari also reacted on the matter in the Lok Sabha. He said, "Yesterday's statement by US President Trump, in the presence of Pakistan PM Imran Khan, that PM Modi had asked him to mediate on the Kashmir issue, is like a blow to the unity of India. President Trump had said that when they (PM Modi-President Trump) met in Osaka, PM asked him "why don't you mediate in Kashmir?". He said PM invited him to intervene. We would like to demand that the PM comes to the House and clarifies if such a conversation took place between the two. If it didn't, he should say that the US President is giving false statements and is lying about Kashmir. "

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM, Oppn MPs says, 'Pradhanmantri jawab do'

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM following an uproar by Opposition MPs where there were raising slogans of "Pradhanmantri jawab do, jawab do, jawab do". They're seeking a reply from PM in Parliament on the statement of US President that PM Modi had asked him to mediate in Kashmir issue

Bills for consideration in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha today

The Appropriation (No.2) Bill, 2019, the Finance (No.2) Bill, 2019 and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019 are scheduled to be passed in both the Houses of Parliament Tuesday.

Kashmir is a bilateral issue and no third party can intervene: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "No matter which govt was in power at Centre in past, our foreign policy has been that Kashmir is a bilateral issue and no third party can intervene and President Trump knows it, I don't think President Trump would tell Pakistan's PM that India's PM has asked the US to mediate."

No such request made by PM Modi: Jaishankar on Trump's claim

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made no request to US President Donald Trump to mediate on the Kashmir issue with Pakistan, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said in Rajya Sabha Tuesday amid a massive controversy over the US leader's claim. He said all outstanding issues between India and Pakistan can be discussed only bilaterally. "I would like to categorically state that no such request has been made by the Prime Minister to the US President," he said after Congress and other opposition parties raised the issue in the House.

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 pm after heated exchange between Chairman and oppn

Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned till 12 pm after heated exchange between Chairman and opposition members over US President Donald Trump's statement on Kashmir mediation. Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said, "It is a national issue. Country’s unity, integrity and national interest is involved, we should be seen speaking in one voice."

MEA had denied Trump's claim

MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had Monday tweeted: "We have seen @POTUS 's remarks to the press that he is ready to mediate, if requested by India & Pakistan, on Kashmir issue. No such request has been made by PM @narendramodi to US President. It has been India's consistent position ...that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally. Any engagement with Pakistan would require an end to cross border terrorism. The Shimla Agreement & the Lahore Declaration provide the basis to resolve all issues between India & Pakistan bilaterally."

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S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha: I assure the House that no such request has been made by PM Modi

Meanwhile, in Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said, "I would like to categorically assure the House that no such request has been made by PM Modi. It has been India's consistent position that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally. Any engagement with Pakistan would require an end to cross-border terrorism. The Shimla Agreement & the Lahore declaration provide the basis to resolve all issues between India & Pakistan bilaterally."

Session to be extended for 10 days?

In the BJP Parliamentary party meeting, Amit Shah told MPs that session will be extended for 10 days and at least two bills should be passed each day, Sources told The Indian Express.

PM Modi, other BJP leaders attend BJP Parliamentary Committee meeting

PM Modi and other BJP leaders attend the BJP Parliamentary Committee meeting.

Oppn create ruckus in Lok Sabha over Trump's Kashmir remark

Opposition MPs create an uproar in the Lok Sabha over the statement of US President Donald Trump that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate in Kashmir issue.

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On Monday, the Parliament saw two important legislations being passed in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

US President Donald Trump Monday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to play the role of a mediator on Kashmir, and “if I can help, I would love to be the mediator” between India and Pakistan. Trump made the remarks in the presence of visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House ahead of their bilateral meeting.

However, the Ministry of External Affairs, within an hour, contradicted the US President’s remarks saying “no such request has been made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi”. “We have seen @POTUS’s remarks to the press that he is ready to mediate, if requested by India & Pakistan, on Kashmir issue. No such request has been made by PM @narendramodi to US President. It has been India’s consistent position that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally. Any engagement with Pakistan would require an end to cross border terrorism. The Shimla Agreement & the Lahore Declaration provide the basis to resolve all issues between India & Pakistan bilaterally,” Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson for the MEA, tweeted.

On Monday, the Parliament saw two important legislations being passed in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. While the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in the Lok Sabha, the Rajya Sabha gave nod to the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Both the Bills were vehemently opposed by the Opposition parties. Several members staged a walkout in protest of the RTI Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha.

Terming the BJP-led NDA government’s move to amend the RTI Act to give the Centre the power to fix salaries, tenure, terms and conditions of the role of Information Commissioners (ICs), as “an insult to Parliament, Constitution and judiciary”, the Opposition called for a vote on the The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill was passed with 218 votes in its favour and 79 against.

On the other hand, the Appropriation (No.2) Bill, 2019, the Finance (No.2) Bill, 2019 and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019 are scheduled to be passed in Rajya Sabha, while the Code on Wages, 2019, the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2019 are scheduled to be introduced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Also, the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019, the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019, the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019, and the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019 are scheduled for consideration and passing in the Lower House.