With the second week of Parliament’s Monsoon session underway, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday will meet his state counterparts to discuss the proposed amendments by the Opposition for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill that shall be discussed in Rajya Sabha this week. While the first week of the Session saw intense debates over Dalit atrocities in Gujarat and Dayashankar’s derogatory remark against Mayawati, the second week is scheduled for the discussion of the crucial GST Bill. The Opposition cornered BJP for its ineffectiveness in Gujarat and other matters, while the issue of Bhagwant Mann filming the security of Parliament was also a much heated topic discussed in both the Houses of the Parliament.
4.07 pm: Bhagwant Mann, in a letter to Sumitra Mahajan, writes “In 2001, ISI attacked the Parliament Complex. And in 2016, it launched an attack on the Pathankot airbase. The PM invited the same ISI and took them around the airbase. ISI made maps of the airbase and left”. “Does this not threaten security of the country? Is my video a threat to the security of the nation or PM inviting ISI and taking them around the airbase is a bigger threat?
3.43 pm: Delhi police commissioner reaches Parliament to attend meeting of committee formed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
01.00 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm
11.54 am: Subramanian Swamy to Rajya Sabha: The House should discuss the archival record of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination.
11.21 am: Congress MP Viplove Thakur brings up the issue of banning fairness creams in the Upper House.
11.15 am: Rajya Sabha witnesses an uprorar over the rape of a 14-year old girl in Delhi
11.00 am: In the last week of the Monsoon Session, 5 bills were passed in the Lok Sabha and 2 in Rajya Sabha. In the upcoming week, we’ll take up CAMPA Bill for consideration in the Upper House, said Ananth Kumar.
10.40 am: KVP Ramachandra moves privilege motion in Rajya Sabha against BJP leaders, obstructing process to take up Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill.
09.35 am: BJP Parliamentary meeting underway.
09.00 am: BJP President Amit Shah arrives for BJP Parliamentary meeting
08.00 am: Congress Rajya Sabha strategy meeting scheduled to take place at 10:15 am in Parliament today.