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Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: Rahul to host Opposition leaders tomorrow to discuss ‘mock Parliament’

Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: Parliament proceedings in both Houses were adjourned for the day, amid repeated disruptions by Opposition members who continued their protest over the Pegasus spyware controversy and other issues. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: August 2, 2021 3:48:00 pm
New Delhi: A worker sanitises the Parliament complex during its Monsoon Session, in New Delhi. (PTI)

Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: In order to plan strategies to overcome the current stalemate in Parliament and make the Opposition’s demands heard, Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will host a breakfast meeting for Opposition leaders at his residence on Tuesday.

As chaos looms over the Monsoon Session, Opposition parties are planning to hold a parallel parliament outside the building as “only the government version is coming out” in the absence of any discussions on protested issues. A few parties have also proposed a mock Parliament for this purpose. Further options to undertake this will be explored at the Opposition meet tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Parliament proceedings in both Houses were adjourned for the day, amid repeated disruptions by Opposition members who continued their protest over the Pegasus spyware controversy and other issues.

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that it is the government’s fault if the house is not functioning and that a discussion on the Pegasus issue will “expose” them.  

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Rahul Gandhi to hold Opposition leaders at his residence tomorrow; Opp planning for mock Parliament. Follow this space for the latest updates.

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14:49 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Lok Sabha adjourned till 3.30 pm 

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13:56 (IST)02 Aug 2021
To discuss Parliament disruptions, Rahul Gandhi to host Opposition at his residence tomorrow

In order to plan strategies to overcome the current stalemate in Parliament and make the Opposition's demands heard, Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will host a breakfast meeting for Opposition leaders at his residence on Tuesday.

13:06 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Opposition mulling to hold parallel Parliament outside building

Opposition parties are planning to hold a parallel parliament outside the building as “only the govt version is coming out” in the absence of any discussions on protested issues. A few parties have also proposed a mock Parliament for this purpose. Further options to undertake this will be explored at the Opposition meet tomorrow.

12:20 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm

Lok Sabha on Monday adjourned till 2 pm amid uproar by Opposition MPs, demanding a discussion on the 'Pegasus Project' media report.

12:19 (IST)02 Aug 2021
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11:16 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon

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11:11 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Centre wants Parliament to be disrupted to avoid issues, says Mallikarjun Kharge

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11:08 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Pegasus discussion would ‘expose’ Centre, they will lose dignity, says Mallikarjun Kharge

Rajya Sabha Leader of Parliament Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday said that it is the government’s fault if the house is not functioning and that a discussion on the Pegasus issue will “expose” them. “ Government doesn’t want itself to get exposed. They’ll face challenges if there’s a discussion on ‘Pegasus’, they’ll lose their dignity. They say they’re ready for discussion but they don’t want it, Kharge said.

10:45 (IST)02 Aug 2021
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10:33 (IST)02 Aug 2021
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09:53 (IST)02 Aug 2021
RS leaders of Opposition to meet at 10:15 am today

Rajya Sabha leaders of “like-minded” Opposition to meet at 10:15 am on Monday. The meeting is scheduled to happen at Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge's office, to chalk out the strategy for the day's proceedings of the House.

Rajya Sabha Pegasus ruckus: TMC lines up Opposition MPs in defence of suspended Shantanu Sen

 

At least a dozen non-TMC Opposition MPs in the Rajya Sabha are said to have offered to depose against Union Minister Hardeep Puri in defence of TMC MP Shantanu Sen who was suspended from the House for tearing up Union Minister Ashwani Vaishnaw’s statement on the Pegasus issue.

On that day, July 22, there was a heated exchange between Sen and Puri after which the TMC MP alleged that he was summoned by the Union Minister in a “bad manner”.

 

As Opposition digs in heels on Pegasus, govt may curtail House session

With the Pegasus row disrupting Parliament for the ninth straight day, sources said on Friday that the government is “seriously considering the curtailment of the Monsoon Session”.

The session, which began on July 19, was to go on until August 13.

“The government is ready to discuss every people-related issue in Parliament, but the Opposition does not want that. It’s a complete waste of money and time,” a minister said. He added that the “looming Covid threat… with many areas reporting cases” would also be a factor if the government decides to wind up the session

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