Parliament Highlights: 12 MPs suspended for remainder of Winter Session; Parliament adjourns for the day

Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha passed the Bill to repeal the controversial farm laws amid Congress demands for a discussion. BJP's rival parties are now demanding a law on minimum support price (MSP). 12 MPs were suspended from the remainder of the Winter Session for unruly behaviour in the last Session.
  • 16:11

    Repealing of farm laws without discussion shows government 'terrified': Rahul

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the repealing of the three farm laws without debate shows that the government is "terrified" of having a discussion and knows that it has done something wrong.

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  • 16:10

    In Lok Sabha, BJP members greet PM with 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'; Opposition shouts 'Jai Kisan'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Monday greeted by members of the BJP with thumping of desks and 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' slogan as he entered the Lok Sabha chamber on the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament.

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  • 15:36
    Govt has repealed the farm laws in fear of political loss ahead of Assembly elections. A large group in the country is saying that CAA is a violation of Article 14 of the Constitution. We demand that the Centre should repeal Citizenship (Amendment) Act: AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi.
  • 15:25

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow

  • 15:18

    12 MPs suspended for remainder of Winter Session for unruly behaviour last Session

  • 14:56

    The fact is that the Central government could not face the strength of the Indian people represented by farmers in this case. The upcoming state elections must have also played on their mind: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi

  • 14:48

    Earlier, we had said that the govt will have to withdraw the farm laws, and today these laws were repealed. It is unfortunate that the farm laws were repealed without discussion. This government is scared of holding a discussion: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi

  • 14:25

    Rajya Sabha adjourned briefly for half an hour after passage of The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021

  • 14:11

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 11 am tomorrow

  • 14:10

    Amid ruckus in Upper House, the Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 passed in Rajya Sabha

  • 14:10

    Introduction of CBDC has potential to provide benefits, like reduced dependency on cash, higher seigniorage due to lower transaction costs, reduced settlement risk. It can lead to a more robust, trusted, regulated & legal tender-based payments option: Finance Ministry in Lok Sabha.

  • 14:07

    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar tables Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 in Rajya Sabha

  • 14:02

    RBI has been examining use cases and working out a phased implementation strategy for the introduction of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) with little or no disruption: Ministry of Finance in a written reply in Lok Sabha

  • 12:45

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm amid ruckus by Opposition

  • 12:37

    The Farm Laws Repeal Bill has been transmitted to Rajya Sabha. RS Secy General informs the Upper House that Lok Sabha has passed the Bill

  • 12:36

    VP Venkaiah Naidu pulls up Congress for ruckus in the upper House. "On the first day itself? If you come into the well, you will be named. Nothing will be recorded if the House doesn't come to order."

  • 12:35

    Question Hour being taken up in the Rajya Sabha

  • 12:23

    VP Venkaiah Naidu urges MPs to make the most of the 19 sittings of the winter session. "What happened in the Monsoon Session still haunts us. Over 75 per cent of the time of this august House was wasted and money of the tax payers was also wasted," he said.

  • 12:09

    Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is seeking a discussion on the repeal of farm laws, which is not agreeable for the government.

    "I am not saying no to a discussion. But how will you conduct a discussion in such an environment? I will give you a chance," Speaker Om Birla told Congress.

  • 12:01

    Update | Proceedings resume in Lok Sabha

  • 11:20

    Update | Rajya Sabha has been adjourned for an hour till 12.19 pm.

  • 11:17

    Update | Lok Sabha adjourned due to ruckus in Parliament

  • 11:07

    Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha proceedings have begun

  • 10:59

    LS Speaker Birla hopes House will run smoothly in Winter Session of Parliament

    Ahead of the start of the Winter Session of Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday said there are many issues facing the country on which there is a need for a serious discussion and hoped that members will extend their support to ensure that the House runs smoothly and in an orderly manner.

    In a series of tweets in Hindi, the Speaker expressed hope that members will maintain discipline during the proceedings.

  • 10:53
  • 10:40

    No decision on bringing Farm Laws Repeal Bill in Rajya Sabha today. Differences remain over Opposition demand for debate, which is not agreeable to the government. Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has not taken a decision, sources told DH.

    "When there is no disagreement on repealing Bill, no new information coming out, then what is the need for debate? When there is no tangible action coming out of the exercise,why there is a need for debate?" government sources said.

  • 10:31

    There are news reports about the new Covid-19 variant. I urge the Parliamentarians to be careful as well as everyone in the country: PM Modi

  • 10:29

    This Winter Session should be one with impactful and innovative solutions to the nation's issues. The measure of a productive session should be how the government performed, how constructive the debate was. Strenghten your voice against the government and its policies as much as you can, but it must be done within the decorum of the House: PM Modi

  • 10:27

    PM speaks ahead of the Winter Session

  • 10:15
  • 10:15
  • 10:13

    Opposition Party meeting starts, TMC absent

    TheOpposition Party meeting to strategise has begun ahead of the Winter Session. The Trinamool Congress is not in attendance.

  • 10:13

    Leader of Congress Party in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has given notice for suspension of Question Hour to discuss, "Government to declare Minimum Support Price for all crops backed by legal guarantee".

  • 09:52

    TRS MP Dr K Keshava Rao has given adjournment motion notice in Rajya Sabha over 'discriminatory crop procurement policy of Central government non-procurement of crops from Telengana'.

  • 09:50

    Alert sounded in Delhi after Sikh body appeals farmers to 'gherao' Parliament

    Intelligence agencies have sounded an alert after Sikhs for Justice released an online video appealing to farmers to 'gherao' Parliament and hoist the 'Khalistani' flag there today

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  • 09:33

    Update | Congress calls a meeting of its Rajya Sabha MPs today at the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) office

  • 09:10

    Congress MP K Muralidharan seeks urgent discussion in Lok Sabha on fuel prices hike and inflation amid Covid-19

  • 09:08

    CPI MP Binoy Viswam wants Rajya Sabha to urgently discuss legal guarantee for MSP, withdrawal of Electricity Bill, compensation for farmers who died. He also demands statement from PM on why MoS Ajay Mishra still remains in government

  • 09:06

    Congress MP Manickam Tagore gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha 'to direct government to initiate repealing of three farm laws & to announce compensation for families of 700 farmers who had died in the last one year during farmers' protest

  • 08:54

    Rajya Sabha: List of Business

    Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will move that the Dam Safety Bill, 2019 to provide for surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of the specified dam for prevention of dam failure and related disasters be considered.

  • 08:45

    KCR tells MPs to target Centre over paddy procurement

    Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief and Chief Minster K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday directed his party MPs to demand the 'Uniform National Foodgrain Procurement Policy' during the winter session of Parliament beginning November 29. The TRS chief said due to the central government's “unclear and often confusing” policies, the farming community in Telangana and agriculture sector in the country was facing problems.

  • 08:13

    26 Bills on agenda

    Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar will move that the Bill to repeal the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 and to amend the Essential Commodities Act, 1955, be taken into consideration.

    Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will table the Bill for the regulation of assisted reproductive technology clinics and assisted reproductive technology banks, prevention of misuse, safe and ethical practice of assisted reproductive technology services.

  • 08:12

    Ensure higher attendance, come prepared to take on opposition: BJP to its MPs

    Chalking out a strategy for the Winter Session of Parliament, the BJP in its parliamentary party meeting on Sunday stressed on higher attendance of its MPs and asked them to come prepared to take on the opposition, sources said on Sunday.

    Even in the NDA meeting, held a day before the session begins, allies stressed on the need for better coordination among all partners of the ruling alliance. Few constituents of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) also thanked the government for its decision to repeal the three farm laws, which triggered a year of protests by farmers.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who usually attends these meetings, did not attend any of them.

    The BJP's parliamentary party meeting was chaired by its president J P Nadda and attended by Union ministers Rajnath Singh, who is also deputy leader for Lok Sabha, Piyush Goyal, who is also leader for Rajya Sabha, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi.

  • 07:57

    A meeting of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of Lok Sabha will be held at 10.30 am today.

  • 07:52

    Govt wants healthy discussion in Parliament: Rajnath

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday -- at a meeting between the government and the floor leaders of political parties ahead of the Winter Session, said the government wants healthy discussion in Parliament.

    In his opening address, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Pralhad Joshi talked about the upcoming session of the Parliament commencing on Monday.

    Joshi said: "The government is always ready to discuss on the floor of the House any issue as permitted under Rules of Procedure."

  • 07:50

    Main agenda of Opposition is farm laws repeal

    The Opposition raised the issue of the MSP law andcompensation for family members of farmers who had died during the year-long protests against the laws.

    Congress has demanded a condolence resolution for the farmers who died during the protests.

    At the all-party meeting, opposition leaders also demanded a discussion on the Pegasus snooping row, fuel prices and unemployment in the session.

    While Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not present at the all-party meeting convened by the government, Defence Minister and Deputy Leader of Lok Sabha Rajnath Singh sought cooperation from all parties for productive and smooth functioning of the House.

    The government is ready for discussions on all the issues permitted by the Lok Sabha speaker and the Rajya Sabha chairman, he said.