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Parliament Monsoon Session Highlights: Both Houses adjourned for the day amid disruptions by Opposition MPs

Parliament Monsoon Session Today Highlights: Proceedings in both the houses were repeatedly disrupted before being called off for the day as opposition members protested on the Pegasus snooping issue, petrol price hike and farm bills.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: July 28, 2021 8:51:19 am
Yesterday, Opposition MPs were seen holding placards and raising slogans as they gathered in the Well of the Lok Sabha, leading to a series of adjournments. 

Parliament Monsoon Session Highlights: The Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha have been adjourned for the day on Tuesday amid continued uproar by Opposition members over the Pegasus snooping row and farm laws. The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 11 am tomorrow as Opposition MPs raised ‘Khela hobe’ slogans.

As Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha resumed their sessions on Tuesday, heavy sloganeering on the Pegasus snooping and farm laws went on, more prominently in the upper house. Due to this, both houses were adjourned repeatedly, failing to conduct any proper order of business.

Meanwhile, the Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill that will replace an over nine-decade-old law governing lighthouses and provide a fresh framework to establish and manage vessel traffic services.

Rajya Sabha gave its nod to the Marine Aids to Navigation Bill, 2021, which also changes the use of the term marine aids to navigation, amid continuing protests by the opposition members over the Pegasus snooping allegations and other issues. It has already been passed by Lok Sabha on March 22, 2021, in the last session.

 

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Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned multiple times amid Opp protests; discussions on Covid impact on MSME in RS; Smriti Irani, Nirmala Sitharaman to move Bills; first 2 bills passed in LS on Monday. Follow this space for the latest updates on Parliament's Monsoon Session.

16:43 (IST)27 Jul 2021
Seven Oppn parties urge President Ram Nath Kovind to direct govt to discuss Pegasus, farmers' issues in Parliament: NCP's Supriya Sule

Seven Opposition parties have urged President Ram Nath Kovind to direct the government to discuss Pegasus, farmers' issues in the Parliament, said NCP's Supriya Sule.

16:40 (IST)27 Jul 2021
Both Houses adjourned for the day amid disruptions by Opposition MPs

Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been adjourned till Wednesday amid disruptions by Opposition MPs over the Peggasus snooping row and farm laws.

16:12 (IST)27 Jul 2021
Lok Sabha adjourned till 4:30 pm

Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned till 4.30 pm due to protest by Opposition members.

16:11 (IST)27 Jul 2021
Rajya Sabha adjourned till Wednesday

Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till tomorrow

15:44 (IST)27 Jul 2021
Lok Sabha adjourned till 4 pm

Lok Sabha adjourned till 4 pm amid sloganeering by Opposition MPs.

15:12 (IST)27 Jul 2021
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 4 pm

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 4 pm amid sloganeering by Opposition MPs

14:45 (IST)27 Jul 2021
Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 pm 

Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 pm amid opposition ruckus

14:10 (IST)27 Jul 2021
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 pm

As Rajya Sabha resumed it's session at 2 pm, after multiple adjournments, loud and persistant sloganeering in the house by the opposition parties, disrupted its proceedings and it has been adjourned till 3 pm.

13:18 (IST)27 Jul 2021
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm

Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 PM amid ruckus by Opposition members.

13:03 (IST)27 Jul 2021
Opp destroying Parliament's dignity, harming public: Narendra Singh Tomar

Criticizing the opposition members for not allowing discussion in the house, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the uproar is destroying the dignity of the house.

“Honourable Speaker Sir, through you, I want to tell all the members of the house and particularly the opposition members that there are more than 15 questions related to village and farmers in the today's list of business. If the opposition members feel even the slightest pain of the farmers, the slightest loyalty towards the farmers, then they should sit in their places peacefully. You should raise you issue through these questions and listen the reply of the government,” Tomar said.

“Due to the uproar, the dignity of the house is being destroyed, the public is also being harmed and the character of the opposition parties towards the farmers is also evident,” Tomar said.

12:53 (IST)27 Jul 2021
Proceedings of Parliament should not be disrupted: LS Speaker OM Birla 

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday assured the Opposition of discussions on issues they wish to raise, provided a decorum is maintained in the house and proceedings are not disrupted. Birla highlighted the need to have normal proceedings in order to have fruitful discussions.

12:49 (IST)27 Jul 2021
Opposition MPs disrupt Lok Sabha proceedings for sixth consecutive day

Ruckus by the Opposition MPs over alleged snooping using Pegasus spyware and the contentious farm laws led to an abrupt adjournment in the Lok Sabha for the sixth consecutive day.

Speaker Om Birla took up the Question Hour for 25 minutes but intense sloganeering by the Congress-led UPA members and TMC MPs forced him to adjourn the proceedings till 11.45 am.

Unlike on previous days, TMC MPs brought placards that read “Master of Digital Invasion” and “Big Brother is watching” to the House and raised them while shouting slogans. TMC leader Kalyan Banerjee was heard asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come to the House to make a statement on the alleged snooping of politicians, journalists, among others. (With Liz Mathew)

12:14 (IST)27 Jul 2021
Lok Sabha adjourned till 12:30 noon

For the second time on Tuesday, Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned till 12.30 pm due to protest by Opposition members.

11:43 (IST)27 Jul 2021
Lok Sabha adjourned till 11:45 am

Amid Opposition protests, Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 11:45 am on Tuesday.

11:38 (IST)27 Jul 2021
Opposition not letting Parliament conduct any business: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, at the BJP Parliamentary Meet asked his party MPs to expose the Opposition as it is coming in the way of letting the House conduct any business. In today’s BJP parliamentary meet, Union Ministers Pralhad Joshi and V Muraleedharan briefed the attendees about the ongoing protests in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in the past week.

11:37 (IST)27 Jul 2021
PM Modi, Rajnath Singh,JP Nadda in today's BJP Parliamentary Party meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP chief JP Nadda, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and other BJP leaders attended the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting on Tuesday.

BJP Parliamentary meet on Tuesday.
11:25 (IST)27 Jul 2021
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon

Amid heavy sloganeering on the Pegasus snooping issue, Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu had adjourned the house till 12 noon, refusing to accept Opposition's request of discussing the cyber issue over unruly behaviour.

11:23 (IST)27 Jul 2021
Loud protests over Pegasus issue continues in Rajya Sabha

As Rajya Sabha started its proceedings for the day, loud sloganeering on the Pegasus snooping issue by the Opposition continued to overpower the session, barely making anyone else audible. 

10:22 (IST)27 Jul 2021
Manish Tewari gives adjournment notice in LS over Pegasus issue

Congress MP Manish Tewari on Tuesday gave adjournment motion notice for discussing the 'Pegasus Project' report in Lok Sabha.

10:21 (IST)27 Jul 2021
Congress MP Manickam Tagore gives adjournment notice in LS over Pegasus issue

Congress MP Manickam Tagore on Tuesday gave adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha for a discussion on the 'Pegasus Project' report in the presence of PM Narendra Modi

Amid protests, adjournments, Lok Sabha passes two Bills

The Lok Sabha on Monday witnessed uproarious scenes and repeated adjournments as Opposition members protested over the alleged snooping and farmers’ issues. Amid the din, the treasury benches managed to pass two Bills and introduce one.

The Lok Sabha passed the Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 – aimed at helping MSMEs tide over problems of delayed payments as it seeks to broaden the participation of entities undertaking factoring – and the National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021, to declare certain institutions of national importance.

‘(Spyware) an attack on privacy, but is something previous govts have also done’: BSP MP Ritesh Pandey

BSP has been protesting in Parliament against the farm laws. Although the party has criticised the alleged snooping, it did not join the Congress or TMC in their protests over it. BSP MP Ritesh Pandey speaks to The Indian Express about this:

BSP was among the protesting MPs, what were you protesting against?

We are protesting against the three farm laws. We believe they should be revoked because they will not benefit farmers and were brought without due consultation with farmers.

Why have you decided to join SAD?

We have a coalition in Punjab. They are our partners and these issues are critical to our parties. We are focussed on assuring the farmers that they are heard.

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