Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: As Parliament got adjourned for the day amid heavy sloganeering, leaders from Opposition parties reached Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to join farmers’ protest. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut, RJD’s Manoj Jha among others were seen holding placards in support of farmers and protesting alongside them.
Fourteen opposition party leaders met at Parliament House and then reached the nearby Jantar Mantar to participate in the Kisan Sansad, which began on July 22 to mark over seven months of the farmers’ protests at Delhi’s border points against the laws.
As Opposition protests continued in the house, the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was passed in Lok Sabha on Friday. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman laid on the floor the Bill to further amend the Income-Tax Act, 1961, and the Finance Act, 2012.
Yesterday, five bills — 2 in Lok Sabha and 3 in Rajya Sabha — were passed in the Parliament on Thursday, making it the most productive day in terms of legislative business since the Monsoon Session began.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has criticized the Opposition parties for stalling Parliament and asserted that they cannot stop the country from marching forward. Modi accused them of shooting “self-goals” for political gains.