Opposition protests against price rise outside Parliament. (ANI)
Parliament Monsoon Session 2022 Highlights: Amid sloganeering by Opposition leaders over the recent surge in prices of essential commodities, both the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha were adjourned till 2 pm on Tuesday morning, moments after proceedings commenced. “As per rules, it is not allowed to bring placards inside the House,” Speaker Om Birla pointed out in the Lok Sabha.
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The Congress is set to demand a discussion on the recent surge in the cost of essential commodities, party leader Manickam Tagore said on Tuesday. “Today the Opposition led by the Congress will demand discussion on urgent issue of continuing, intolerable increase in prices of essential commodities, Hope Parliament works and discuss people issues,” he tweeted.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday morning briefed leaders of various political parties on the crisis in Sri Lanka during an all-party meeting.
Parliament Monsoon Session Highlights: LS adjourned till 2 pm; Opposition protests price rise; Centre calls for all-party meet to discuss Sri Lanka crisis; Congress to demand discussion on increase of prices of essential goods
The Monsoon Session began on a stormy note Monday as the Opposition sought to corner the government over price rise, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged MPs to embrace “dialogue” with an “open mind”. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla adjourned the morning session till 2pm to ensure a smooth Presidential election and urged MPs to “celebrate” the democratic process of elections. In the Rajya Sabha, Congress members trooped to the Well of the House raising slogans as soon as Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu read out the obituary references.
The government has also listed the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, which proposes to rationalise the prohibited areas and bring other amendments.
The Kalakshetra Foundation (Amendment) Bill, the Old Grant (Regulation) Bill, the Forest (Conservation) (Amendment) Bill, the National Dental Commission Bill, the National Nursing and Midwifery Commission Bill, the Indian Institute of Management (Amendment) Bill and the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill have also been listed for introduction.
The Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) (Amendment) Bill, the Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, the Trafficking of Persons (Protection, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill and the Family Courts (Amendment) Bill are also listed for introduction during the session.
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