Budget Session of Parliament LIVE: Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day on Friday amid protests and sloganeering by members of the Congress and other Opposition parties over the Delhi violence. The House will reassemble on March 11 after Holi.
As soon as the House met for the day, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu lauded the role of women in all spheres of the society, and added he chose to make the remarks today as International Women's Day on March 8 was a holiday.
Naidu also made an observation that the media should have highlighted the statement on coronavirus by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in the House on Thursday as it was an issue of public concern, but "unfortunately a section of media did not focus on it".
After the papers were laid in the House, Opposition members stood up and started sloganeering over the recent violence in northeast Delhi, which claimed at least 44 lives and left over 200 injured.
Naidu asked them to allow the proceedings to go on but as some of the members trooped into the well, he adjourned the House for the day.
We only want a discussion on the issue of Delhi violence: Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha: 7 of our MPs were suspended for the entire Budget session, yesterday. We don't know on what basis was this done? This is not a minor thing; We only want a discussion on the issue of Delhi violence.
On behalf of DMK, I request that the suspension of the MPs: DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran
DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran in Lok Sabha: On behalf of DMK, I request that the suspension of the MPs (7 Congress MPs) be recalled.
Rahul Gandhi leads protest against suspension of Congress MPs from Lok Sabha
Rahul Gandhi led a protest of senior Congress leaders on the Parliament premises on Friday against the suspension of seven party MPs from the Lok Sabha.
The Lok Sabha suspended seven Congress members on Thursday for the remaining period of the Budget Session for "gross misconduct" and "utter disregard" for House rules after they snatched papers from the speaker's table.
Wearing black bands, Congress leaders including Gogoi and former Union minister Shashi Tharoor staged a protest in front of the Gandhi statue and alleged that the members were suspended from the House to scare the grand old party.
"But we will not be scared. We will not be scared to demand a discussion on the violence in Delhi, we will raise the issue continuously," Gogoi said as the Congress leaders raised slogans demanding the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Pralhad Joshi to move Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 in Lok Sabha
Union Minister of Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi will move the Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 for consideration and passing in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
The Union Cabinet in January approved promulgation of Mineral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 to amend the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015, as well as the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957.
The amendment to the latter was required to begin auctions of iron ore mining leases before they expire in March this year.
Hanuman Beniwal after controversial remark on Gandhi family
Italy is badly affected with Coronavirus, so i requested the govt that Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Rahul & Priyanka Gandhi be tested for Coronavirus, since they have recently come back from Italy.
Hanuman Beniwal, Rashtriya Loktantrik Party MP (NDA): Italy is badly affected with #Coronavirus so I requested the govt that Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Rahul & Priyanka Gandhi be tested for Coronavirus, since they have recently come back from Italy. pic.twitter.com/8ggoBtuHNt
Uproar in LS over Rajasthan MP's remark on Gandhi family
Lok Sabha witnessed uproar over a controversial remark by a RLP MP, a BJP ally, against the Gandhi family during a discussion on coronavirus, leading to adjournment of proceedings for over an hour.
Congress members stormed the well of the house as soon as Hanuman Beniwal said there should be a probe on whether coronavirus is being spread from the "home" of Congress President Sonia Gandhi as a large number of people who were found to be affected by the virus are from Italy
Protests continue in Lok Sabha
The Lok Sabha witnessed vociferous protests from opposition members over their demand for an immediate discussion on Delhi violence as BJD's Bhartruhari Mahtab, who was in the chair, disapproved their conduct and said no one benefits by disruption.
He also cited media reports and said Speaker Om Birla was saddened by the behavior of some members and was not coming to the House.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Thursday submitted adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over the recent Delhi violence
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 p.m.
Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned till 2 pm following controversial remarks by Rajasthan MP Hanuman Beniwal on Gandhis
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day following opposition protests
Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned for the day as opposition continues protests over Delhi violence
BJP gives Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha on population control
Bharatiya Janata Party MP Harnath Singh Yadav on Wednesday gave Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'demand for a law to curb the growing population
Left protests inside parliament complex
MPs from Left parties held a protest inside the Parliament complex over the issue of violence in Delhi and demanded Home Minister Amit Shah's resignation.
Demonstrating in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue inside the Parliament complex, the protesters were seen holding placards against the government.
Congress gives a suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha
The Congress gave a suspension of business notice under Rule 267 in the Rajya Sabha over the incidents of violence in Delhi.
The notice was submitted by senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma
Rahul Gandhi insists that govt discuss Delhi violence
We are insisting on the government to discuss the issue of Delhi violence in the House, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi told news agency ANI
Meanwhile, Congress party called an urgent meeting with its Lok Sabha MPs over the issues of Delhi violence and vandalisation at the office of Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and the current political situation in Madhya Pradesh
SP gives suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha
Samajwadi Party gave a suspension of business notice under Rule 267 in the Rajya Sabha over the incidents of violence in the national capital.
The notice was submitted by Ram Gopal Yadav and Javed Ali Khan today morning
Lok Sabha adjourned till noon
Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned on Wednesday till noon amid protests by Congress members over Delhi violence.
Around 30 members from the Congress trooped into the Well of the House, raising slogans and demanding resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah over the riots.
Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 11 am, Wednesday.
In Rajya Sabha, trouble broke out when Anurag Thakur rose to read a one-line statement laying listed papers on the table and the opposition benches started booing him.
AAP MPs hold protest inside Parliament premises
AAP MPs held a protest inside the Parliament premises on Tuesday for the second consecutive day over the issue of communal riots in Delhi and demanded formation of a joint parliamentary committee and narco-test on political leaders accused of making inflammatory speeches.
The protest comes on a day Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the two leaders discussed the situation in the riot-hit northeast Delhi.
AAP MPs Sanjay Singh, Bhagwant Mann, N D Gupta and Sushil Gupta staged protest in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Parliament complex.
"A Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) must be formed to look into Delhi violence, live telecast of narco-test of political party leaders who are responsible for giving inflammatory speeches must be carried out, a judicial inquiry should be conducted by the High Court or the current judge of the Supreme Court," Singh demanded.
Lok Sabha Speaker sends a stern message
Sending out a stern message, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday said members from Opposition and Treasury sides who cross over to the other side during the time of uproar in the House will be suspended for the session.
Birla's announcement in the House came a day after some Congress and BJP members pushed and shoved each other in the House as tempers rose over the issue of violence in Delhi.
Opposition members sought to raise the issue of Delhi violence as soon as the Speaker decided to take up the Question Hour.
Citing earlier discussions among various parties, the Speaker said it was decided that howsover serious the issue is, the same can be raised during the Zero Hour.
There should be cooperation among members so that the House can function well.
Referring to an all-party meeting, Birla said he is giving a ruling that any member who crosses over to the other side during proceedings would be suspended from attending the House for the remaining session.
Such action would be taken against members from Treasury as well as Opposition sides, he said.
LS speaker asks floor leaders of parties to resolve issues
Speaker Om Birla has asked floor leaders of all parties to resolve the issues that led to a scuffle between Congress and BJP MPs in Lok Sabha and warned that a repeat of what happened on Monday could lead to serious consequences.
Birla chaired a meeting on Tuesday with the floor leaders of all parties to end the lock jam over the Delhi violence issue and told them to resolve the matter otherwise he would be forced to take action
What happened in Rajya Sabha?
Trouble broke out when Thakur, who has been under opposition attack over his alleged hate speech during the poll campaign for the Delhi assembly polls, was called to lay listed papers pertaining to his Finance Ministry on the table.
As Thakur, the Minister of State for Finance, rose to read a one-line statement laying listed papers on the table, he was booed by opposition benches.
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal rose to defend Thakur but this only resulted in heated arguments between the two sides.
Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said no comments or slogans will go on record
AAP MPs stage protest over Delhi violence near Gandhi Statue
Lok Sabha proceedings on Tuesday were adjourned till noon, amid uproar over the issue of Delhi violence as Opposition members sought an immediate discussion on the matter.
As soon as the House met for the day, members from the Congress, DMK and other Opposition parties were on their feet, demanding a discussion on Delhi violence.
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 p.m.
Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned till 2 pm after opposition, treasury benches indulge in war of words over alleged hate speech by Anurag Thakur, Delhi violence
Bills for consideration and passing
The Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019.
The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2019.
The National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019.
Another rocky day awaits the govt
The second phase of the Budget Session was off to a stormy start on Monday, with MPs of the Opposition parties protesting over communal violence in Delhi. Another rocky day in Parliament awaits the government on Tuesday, with the Opposition parties likely to continue their protest