Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: The Constitution 127th Amendment Bill, 2021, which seeks to restore the states’ power to make their own OBC lists, has been passed in the Lok Sabha with 385 members voting in support and no member opposing it.
Earlier, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Union minister Nityanand Rai stated that the government has not taken any decision to prepare the National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC) at national level.
However, Rai added that the government has decided to update the National Population Register (NPR) under the Citizenship Act, 1955, along with the first phase of Census 2021. “No document is to be collected during this exercise,” he said.
During the BJP Parliamentary meet on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested that more MPs encourage participation in sports activities across the country. Modi also urged members to take note of the nationwide malnutrition and promote the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana.