Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE Updates: Proceedings of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day on Friday amid continued opposition protest over Pegasus and other issues. When the Lower House reassembled at noon, amid the din two bills — The Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill, 2021 and the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill — were introduced.
Ahead of the seventh day of the monsoon session of Parliament, Opposition Floor leaders from Rajya Sabha are slated to meet to chalk out a strategy to address the Pegasus snooping scandal, news agency ANI reported.
“We only want discussion on Pegasus issue. For that, PM Modi and Home Minister’s presence is necessary. This (snooping) is treason. If they let us discuss the issue, the House will function properly. We’ve also called an all-party meet today,” Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge said.
The Opposition has been relentless in its demand for discussions on the controversy, which took India by storm last week, as well as the highly-contested new farm laws. 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.
But despite the Opposition’s protests, the Lok Sabha was able to pass the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill 2021 on Wednesday. After resuming proceedings at 3 pm, the House also passed two appropriation bills.