Parliament LIVE: Lok Sabha adjourned after scuffle between BJP and Cong MPs

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The Budget session of the Parliament continues today, with Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan to speak the Lok Sabha regarding about the government's response to the coronavirus outbreak in China.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and Congress leader of House Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury will present the thirteenth report of the Business Advisory Committee. The List of Business also includes the general discussion on the Union Budget for 2020-2021, amendments in the Prohibition to Child Marriage Act, and the Private Member's Business.

On Thursday, replying Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Motion of Thanks for President's Address in the Lok Sabha. He highlighted the achievements of his government such as decisions on Article 370, triple talaq and Ram Janmabhoomi, Bodo deal and India-Bangladesh land agreement. 

"It was a mix of fairy tale and mediocrity. There are no numbers in the budget or in his speech, there is only qualitative grand standing," said TMC MP Mahua Moitra on PM Modi’s speech in Lok Sabha.

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Coronavirus: Man quarantined in Pune after vomitting in flight

A man flying from Delhi to Pune was admitted to an isolation ward of the civic-run Naidu Hospital here on Friday for possible exposure to novel coronavirus after he vomitted mid-flight, an official said.
 
The passenger was admitted to the hospital after the flight arrived at the Pune airport in the morning, an Air India official said.
 
"The passenger was traveling from Delhi to Pune on Air India flight. He complained of nausea and vomitted on board.
 
After the plane landed at the Pune airport, he was immediately isolated and shifted to Naidu Hospital," the official said.
 
According to the Pune Airport authorities, the flight was sanitized later.

Physically Kashmir is with us but not emotionally, says Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress: Prime Minister spoke against Omar Abdullah & Mehbooba Mufti in Parliament yesterday & they were charged with Public Safety Act (PSA) at night. You cannot govern Kashmir like this. Physically Kashmir is with us but not emotionally.

Ruckus in Parliament

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi on scuffle in Lok Sabha: After Rahul Gandhi's instigation, they thought of showing the 'danda' way. This was an attempt to manhandle Dr Harshvardhan. This shows the frustration level of Congress and is height of gundaism.
Jagdambika Pal, BJP MP: Union Minister Harsh Vardhan was speaking in Lok Sabha on Rahul Gandhi's statement when Congress MP Manickam Tagore charged towards him. It is an unfortunate event for democracy. 
BJP West Bengal MPs staged a protest in Parliament with placards stating, 'Save Democracy in West Bengal' and 'Stop Rapes in West Bengal'.
Congress MP Kodikunnil Suresh has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over "urgent need to initiate all steps through inter-governmental and diplomatic routes to ensure Indian students in China are brought back to India".
BJP MP Kailash Soni has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over "demand for inclusion of Emergency's history in curriculum" and "concerns over stoppage of Samman Nidhi pension in some states".

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