Parliament Monsoon Session Highlights: The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed two bills, the Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021 and the Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021, amid protests from the Opposition. Both the Houses have been adjourned for the day.
The Essential Defence Services Bill was passed by a voice vote without any discussion. While the Opposition called the Bill “draconian that would deprive employees of their democratic rights to protest,” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who was present in the House, said the government had taken all employee unions into confidence before passing it.
The Parliament Tuesday approved the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2021, with its passage through the Rajya Sabha.
Meanwhile, Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that Opposition unity was the need of the hour to fight the Centre. Earlier today, a breakfast Opposition meet of leaders from as many as 17 parties was held to form a strategy to overcome the current stalemate in Parliament. Some parties have proposed holding a mock session outside the Parliament premises.