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Parliament Winter Session 2021 Highlights: Both Houses adjourned till Monday

Parliament Winter Session Highlights: The proceedings of Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day soon after the laying of papers on Friday, with Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu urging the government and opposition to arrive at a consensus over the issue of suspension of MPs.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: December 17, 2021 2:54:16 pm
Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates: MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Jitendra Singh at Parliament during Winter Session in New Delhi on Thursday. (Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)

Parliament Winter Session 2021 Highlights: Both the Houses of Parliament have been adjourned till Monday 11 am. The proceedings of Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day soon after the laying of papers on Friday, with Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu urging the government and opposition to arrive at a consensus over the issue of suspension of MPs. There has been a stalemate in the upper house over the issue of suspension of 12 MPs and the functioning of the house has been affected due to the protests by the opposition members seeking revocation of their suspension.

Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day after the passing of Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill amid opposition protest over Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

The opposition has been disrupting the proceedings of both the houses for the last many days.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Manish Tewari moved an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha to discuss the online interaction between Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra, two Election Commissioners and the Principal Secretary to the PM, P K Mishra. The interaction came a day after the Election Commission received an unusually worded letter from an official of the Law Ministry — the administrative Ministry of the poll panel — that Mishra, will “chair a meeting” on a common electoral roll and “expects CEC” to be present.

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Parliament Winter Session 2021 Highlights: Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adjourned till Monday; Lok Sabha to take up Biological Diversity Bill; Oppn protests likely to continue. Read latest news and updates here:

14:46 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Lok Sabha adjourned till Monday amidst protests by Oppn

Lok Sabha was adjourned till Monday as Opposition leaders continued to protest demanding a discussion on the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. 

11:38 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm

Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2 PM amidst uproar by Opposition leaders over the Lakhimpur Kheri matter.

11:29 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Please arrive at consensus so House functions normally: RS Chairman adjourns House till Monday

Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that he spoke to some senior Opposition members and leaders of the House about the functioning of the RS. "I'd like to appeal to each one of you, please arrive at some consensus to see that the House functions normally," he said. 

To facilitate these discussions, Naidu said he was adjourning the House till Monday. 

11:09 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Proceedings begin in LS, RS

After both Houses were adjourned following protests by Opposition leaders on Thursday, proceedings commenced in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Friday morning. 

11:07 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Manish Tewari moves adjournment motion to discuss CEC meeting with PMO

Congress leader Manish Tewari on Friday moved an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha to discuss the online interaction between Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra, two Election Commissioners and the Principal Secretary to the PM, P K Mishra. The interaction came a day after the Election Commission received an unusually worded letter from an official of the Law Ministry — the administrative Ministry of the poll panel — that Mishra, will “chair a meeting” on a common electoral roll and “expects CEC” to be present.

10:29 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Mallikarjun Kharge moves adjournment motion in Rajya Sabha over Lakhimpur incident

Congress MP Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday moved an adjournment motion in Rajya Sabha to discuss the Lakhimpur Kheri violence incident.

Meanwhile, IUML MP Abdul Wahab has given an adjournment motion notice in Rajya Sabha to discuss the proposal cleared by the Union Cabinet that raises the minimum age of marriage of women from 18 to 20 years.

10:22 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Manish Tewari: ‘Personal data Bill conceived by those with little knowledge of digital universe’

The Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, formed in 2019, tabled its report on Thursday, along with seven dissent notes signed by eight Opposition members. Manish Tewari, a member of the committee, has also authored a detailed dissent note on the issues he has with the Bill in its current form. He explains these in an interview with Krishn Kaushik. Excerpts:

Do you agree with the final report of the committee?

No, I do not. In fact, if you read my dissent, which is the most exhaustive dissent note which has been tabled, (it) rejects the bill in its entirety. For the simple reason that there is an inherent design flaw in the Bill. It has been conceived with a pre-Puttaswamy (the Supreme Court verdict declaring privacy a fundamental right) mindset. It cleaves the personal data universe into two halves. The Bill will be imposed with all its rigour in the private space while the government space is riddled with exemptions, break-out clauses and escape clauses. Read the full report here. 

10:20 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Lok Sabha adjourned as Oppn demands MoS Teni’s dismissal; govt says ‘matter sub judice’

With Opposition members demanding removal of Ajay Mishra Teni, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, Lok Sabha was Wednesday adjourned twice and the House could not take up a discussion on price rise.

The issue of price rise was listed for discussion under rule 193 in the revised list of business of the Lok Sabha.

Soon after proceedings resumed at 2 pm, Opposition members came into the well of the House, holding placards that read: ‘Modiji Teni ko barkhast karo (Modiji, dismiss Teni)’. Amid their sloganeering, papers were laid, but the House could barely function for 10 minutes. Read the full report here. 

14:20 (IST)16 Dec 2021
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

Rajya Sabha stands adjourned for the day. 

14:17 (IST)16 Dec 2021
LS adjourned till Friday

Lok Sabha was adjourned till 11am of 17th December following uproar by Opposition MPs.

14:16 (IST)16 Dec 2021
Environment Minister introduces Biodiversity Amendment bill

As the house reconvened at 2 pm, Opposition members once again stormed the well of the House demanding MoS Home Ajay Mishra’s resignation. Amid the din, Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav introduced the Biodiversity Amendment Bill. The house was adjourned till Friday after that.

14:15 (IST)16 Dec 2021
Lok Sabha: Opposition MPs continue protest, demand Ajay Mishra's resignation

Opposition members of the Lok Sabha continued to protest in the House over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and demanded the immediate resignation of Minister Ajay Misra Teni. 

14:09 (IST)16 Dec 2021
'Govt not ready to discuss Lakhimpur,' says Congress Leader KC Venugopal

The government is not ready to discuss the violence that broke out in Lakhimpur Kheri in October, Congress Leader KC Venugopal said. "SIT has given a special report telling it is a clear conspiracy. Parliament is not ready to discuss, it is very unfortunate. Govt should come forward with a statement on the issue," he said. 

14:06 (IST)16 Dec 2021
LS, RS proceedings resume

Both Houses of Parliament resumed proceedings at 2 PM today. 

11:35 (IST)16 Dec 2021
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 PM

Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned till 2 pm amid opposition protests over SIT report on Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

11:26 (IST)16 Dec 2021
Minister who killed farmers should be punished: Rahul Gandhi in LS

Speaking about the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said: "We should be allowed to speak about the murder that was committed in Lakhimpur Kheri, where there was an involvement of the Minister & about which it has been said that it was a conspiracy. The Minister who killed farmers should resign and be punished." (ANI)

11:25 (IST)16 Dec 2021
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM

Amidst protests by the Opposition, Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the house till 2:00 pm.

11:09 (IST)16 Dec 2021
Lok Sabha proceedings start

Lok Sabha proceedings have begun for the day. The lower house observed a moment of silence in honour of Group Captain Varun Singh, who passed away after suffering severe injuries during the IAF plane crash in Coonoor. He was the only survivor of the crash, which claimed the lives of CDS Bipin Rawat and 12 others. 

09:56 (IST)16 Dec 2021
Congress MPs give adjournment notices in Lok Sabha

Congress MP Manish Tewari gave an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss the “government's attempts on weakening the Public Sector Banks (PSBs)”.

Meanwhile, Congress MP Manickam Tagore gave an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, the SIT report, and the demand for immediate sacking of MoS MHA Ajay Kumar Teni.

09:55 (IST)16 Dec 2021
Congress issues whip to party MPs to be present in Rajya Sabha today

The Congress on Wednesday issued a whip for all its party members in Rajya Sabha to be present in the House on Thursday. “Very important issues will be taken up for discussion in the Rajya Sabha tomorrow,” Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said. (PTI)

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi participates in a protest march from Parliament to Vijay Chowk by Opposition parties' members and suspended Rajya Sabha MP's. (PTI/File Photo)

Lok Sabha adjourned as Oppn demands MoS Teni’s dismissal; govt says ‘matter sub judice’

With Opposition members demanding removal of Ajay Mishra Teni, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, Lok Sabha was Wednesday adjourned twice and the House could not take up a discussion on price rise.

The issue of price rise was listed for discussion under rule 193 in the revised list of business of the Lok Sabha.

Soon after proceedings resumed at 2 pm, Opposition members came into the well of the House, holding placards that read: ‘Modiji Teni ko barkhast karo (Modiji, dismiss Teni)’. Amid their sloganeering, papers were laid, but the House could barely function for 10 minutes.

Manish Tewari: ‘Personal data Bill conceived by those with little knowledge of digital universe’

The Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, formed in 2019, tabled its report on Thursday, along with seven dissent notes signed by eight Opposition members. Manish Tewari, a member of the committee, has also authored a detailed dissent note on the issues he has with the Bill in its current form. He explains these in an interview with Krishn Kaushik. Excerpts:

Do you agree with the final report of the committee?

No, I do not. In fact, if you read my dissent, which is the most exhaustive dissent note which has been tabled, (it) rejects the bill in its entirety. For the simple reason that there is an inherent design flaw in the Bill. It has been conceived with a pre-Puttaswamy (the Supreme Court verdict declaring privacy a fundamental right) mindset. It cleaves the personal data universe into two halves. The Bill will be imposed with all its rigour in the private space while the government space is riddled with exemptions, break-out clauses and escape clauses.

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