Parliament Monsoon Session 2021 Live Updates: Centre showed no foresight to deal with pandemic, says LoP Kharge

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Updated: July 20, 2021 2:10:14 pm

Parliament Live Updates: The government has listed 17 new bills for introduction in the session.

Monsoon Session Live Updates parliament live updatesThe Opposition has demanded a thorough investigation and sacking of Home Minister Amit Shah, while the government maintained it had nothing to do with the Pegasus row.

Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge today said that the government was not prepared to handle the COVID-19 and the lack of foresight resulted in people losing their jobs and economic slowdown. Kharge also said that the government should take care of migrant workers if it wants to impose lockdown. Kharge was speaking during the discussion on COVID-19 in the upper house. The second day of the monsoon session of Parliament also witnessed a stormy start with opposition MPs raising various issues including inflation, farm laws and Pegasus snooping row. Earlier, the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha were adjourned till 1 pm and 2pm respectively. The Opposition has been demanding a thorough investigation and sacking of Home Minister Amit Shah, while the government maintained it had nothing to do with it. Though IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has made a statement in the Lok Sabha over the issue, the same has failed to placate the opposition benches. Trinamool Congress MP Sukhendu Sekhar Ray has already given a notice in the Rajya Sabha under Rule 267 to discuss the Pegasus ‘snooping’ issue.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah yesterday also lashed out at the opposition Congress and international organisations for suggesting that the government was involved in surveillance of phones of politicians, journalists and others, saying it was a “report by disrupters for obstructers” who want to derail India’s development trajectory with their conspiracies. On the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet floor leaders of various political parties today in another attempt to ensure the smooth functioning of the house. The government has listed 17 new bills for introduction in the session. Three of the bills seek to replace ordinances issued recently.

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    14:10 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates: Lok Sabha adjourned till 3 pm amid sloganeering by Opposition MPs

    Parliament Session Live Updates: Lok Sabha adjourned till 3 pm amid sloganeering by Opposition MPs

    13:54 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates: People lost their jobs, economy was destroyed due to government's mishandling of COVID-19, says Kharge

    People lost their jobs, economy was destroyed due to government's mishandling of COVID-19, says Kharge

    13:51 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates: Mallikarjun Kharge says Centre must own responsibility of taking care of migrant workers before imposing lockdown

    Parliament Session Live Updates:Mallikarjun Kharge says Centre must own responsibility of taking care of migrant workers before imposing lockdown.

    13:38 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Mallikarjun Kharge speaking in Rajya Sabha over COVID-19

    Mallikarjun Kharge speaking in Rajya Sabha over COVID-19

    13:32 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates: BJP chief and MP JP Nadda gets the office of former PM late Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    Parliament Session Live Updates: BJP chief and MP JP Nadda gets the office of former PM late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, at the Parliament. Party leader Lal Krishan Advani also used to sit in the same office: Sources

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    13:24 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates: Rajya Sabha adjourned for till 1.34 pm

    This pandemic has been a constant learning experience for us: BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta in Rajya Sabha. The House has been adjourned for till 1.34 pm.

    13:23 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal showed a placard to Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

    Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal showed a placard to Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, during party's protest against farm laws outside Parliament, this morning.
     
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    13:21 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates: There are reports about influx of Myanmar nationals into Indian territory through India-Myanmar border, says MHA in Lok Sabha

    There are reports about influx of Myanmar nationals into Indian territory through India-Myanmar border due to internal situation in Mynamar: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in Lok Sabha

    13:14 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates: It's been proved that phones examined in India had invasion of Pegasus, says Shashi Tharoor

    It's been proved that phones examined in India had invasion of Pegasus. Since this product is only sold to vetted governments, question arises which govt? If GoI says they haven't done it, some other govt did it, then it's more serious national security concern...If it turns out that it's our government & it's authorized (to do it), GoI needs to give an explanation as the law only permits interception of communication for issues of national security, terrorism; otherwise, it's illegal. Essential for government to cooperate in a probe: Shashi Tharoor

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    13:13 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates: Shiv Sena MPs demand JPC probe into Pegasus Project

    Parliament Session Live Updates: Shiv Sena MPs Vinayak Raut, Gajanan Kirtikar, Arvind Sawant, Sadashiv Lokhande, Krupal Tumane, Dhairyasheel Mane and Balu Dhanorkar submitted a memorandum to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, seeking a probe in 'Pegasus Project' media report by a Joint Parliamentary Committee.

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    13:10 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates: Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Das Gupta speaks on COVID amid sloganeering by some MPs

    Parliament Session Live Updates: Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Das Gupta speaks on COVID amid sloganeering by some MPs

    13:05 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates:  Oppositions raises slogan as Rajya Sabha assemble to discuss COVID-19 aspects

    Parliament Session Live Updates:  Oppositions raises slogan as Rajya Sabha assemble to discuss COVID-19 aspects

    13:02 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates : The Modi govt has broken India's trust far too many times now, says Congress

    Parliament Session Live Updates : The Modi govt has broken India's trust far too many times now. The nation will never forget, the nation will never forgive, says Congress.

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    12:51 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates : Covid aspects will be discussed for 4 hours from 1 pm in Rajya Sabha

    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu stressed for normalcy in the House so that important issues can be discussed smoothly. Leader of House Piyush Goyal had an informal discussion with Opposition leaders seeking their cooperation for resumption of functioning of the House. It was agreed in the meeting that Covid aspects will be discussed for 4 hours from 1 pm today and Minister of Health  to reply at 5 pm: Reports

    12:48 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: Congress MP DK Suresh and others cycle to the Parliament in protest against fuel price hike

    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: Congress MP DK Suresh and others cycle to the Parliament in protest against fuel price hike. "I am travelling via bicycle because petrol price is too much. It's difficult for common man to survive with 15-20% inflation," he said.

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    12:29 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: PM said pandemic isn't political but humanitarian issue for us, informs Parliamentary Affairs Min Pralhad Joshi

    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: PM said pandemic isn't political but humanitarian issue for us. It was for first time in 100 yrs when huge population got ration & not even single person slept hungry. We did it successfully. It's our responsibility & wasn't a favour to any, said Parliamentary Affairs Min Pralhad Joshi on PM Modi's meet with MPs

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    12:15 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: Congress raised farm laws issues, says Manish Tewari

    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: Raising the concerns of our farmers in the LS, put forth queries to the Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare regarding talks between Govt & farmer unions on farm laws, proposals regarding meeting farmer demands, continuation of MSP & if the Govt plans to repeal the 3 laws: Manish Tewari, Congress MP.

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    12:06 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: Rajya Sabha adjourned again, to take up discussion on COVID-19 at 1pm

    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: Rajya Sabha adjourned again, to take up discussion on COVID-19 at 1pm. "All leaders met with chairman as they wanted to have a discussion on COVID. Rajya Sabha Chairman has given his consent. It will be discussed at 1 pm," said Harivansh, Dy Chairman Rajya Sabha

    12:02 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: Government's response has been disappointing. Instead of ordering a probe under judicial oversight, GoI is defending NSO, says Gaurav Gogoi

    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: Government's response has been disappointing. Instead of ordering a probe under judicial oversight, GoI is defending NSO. Former IT Minister had said in Parliament that an enquiry has been done into NSO by CERT-In. What happened to that probe?...The same govt which ordered a probe into NSO is now defending it. Former IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad wanted a probe, the current IT Minister is defending it. This shows two opposite stands (of the Centre): Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha and Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi on 'Pegasus'

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    11:35 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: AAP-Congress double faced, only SAD raising farm laws issue, says Harsimrat Kaur Badal

    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: Yesterday, Congress raised all issues in Lok Sabha other than farm issues. It doesn't care about farmers. Both AAP & Congress had walked out when farm laws were introduced. They're double-faced. Only SAD raising it. We'll file for House adjournment even today: SAD, Harsimrat Kaur Badal

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    11:23 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: No iota of link between Government and Pegasus issue, says Prahlad Joshi

    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: No iota of link between Government and Pegasus issue. Still, if they (Opposition) want to raise the issue through proper procedure, let them raise it. IT Minister has already issued a statement on the issue, says Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi

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    11:15 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: Have you ever heard of the usage of intelligence system (Pegasus) by Congress, questions Adhir Chowdhury

    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: Have you ever heard of the usage of intelligence system (Pegasus) by Congress & spying of this kind? This is a strategy of making new India, says Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

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    11:10 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon

    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon

    11:08 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm amid the uproar by the Opposition

    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm amid the uproar by the Opposition

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    11:07 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: Opposition including Congress, TMC, RJD, DMK held a meeting at Parliament

    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: Opposition including Congress, TMC, RJD, DMK held a meeting at Parliament and decided to raise the issue of Pegasus in both the Houses. Opposition parties to meet at 2pm to decide on attending PM brief on COVID today.

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    11:01 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: MoS Tourism Ajay Bhatt urge all MPs to let the House run smoothly

    Parliament Session Live Updates 2021: Sad with what happened yesterday. The newly-appointed ministers could not be introduced because of Opposition ruckus (in Rajya Sabha). This forum is to put forth views in line with House decorum. I urge all MPs to let the House run smoothly, says Ajay Bhatt, MoS for Tourism.

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    10:52 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: Congress MP KC Venugopal gives notice for discussing Pegasus Snoopgate

    Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: Congress MP KC Venugopal has given a notice under rule 267 in Rajya Sabha to suspend the business and discuss the alleged usage of Pegasus spyware by the Government.

    10:47 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: CPI(M)'s Rajya Sabha MP Elamaram Kareem gives notice to discuss Pegasus project row

    Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: CPI(M) floor leader in Rajya Sabha MP Elamaram Kareem gives notice under Rule 267 to suspend the business and discuss the alleged spying by the government on opposition party leaders, journalists, judges, and even union ministers using Pegasus spyware

    10:42 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: Congress MP Manickam Tagore has given Adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha on 'Pegasus Project' media report issue

    Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: Congress MP Manickam Tagore has given Adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha on 'Pegasus Project' media report issue

    10:32 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: We will raise Pegasus issue, says Mallikarjun Kharge

    Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: We will raise this (Pegasus) issue... Nobody is obstructing nation's development, it's them (BJP) who have obstructed it. They have earned lakhs and crores of money by imposing cess, hiking fuel price, wasting money on projects, says LoP in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge

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    10:29 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: BJP all-MP meeting underway at Parliament, in the presence of PM Modi

    Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: BJP all-MP meeting underway at Parliament, in the presence of PM Narendra Modi.

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    10:28 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: Shripad Naik takes charge as MoS for Ministry of Tourism

    Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: Shripad Naik takes charge as MoS for Ministry of Tourism

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    10:23 (IST)20 Jul 2021
    Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: PM Narendra Modi & Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrive at the Parliament on the second day of the Monsoon Session

    Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: PM Narendra Modi & Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrive at the Parliament on the second day of the Monsoon Session

    The Congress accused the government of "treason" and held Shah responsible for the snooping and hacking of phones of journalists, judges and politicians, and demanded a probe into the "role of the prime minister" in the entire matter as well. The demand for a probe came from opposition parties, including the Congress, TMC, NCP, Left parties, RJD and Shiv Sena. The BJP hit back at the Congress and claimed "there is not a shred of evidence" to link either the ruling party or the Modi dispensation with the matter. BJP leader and former IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad questioned the credentials of those behind the story as well as its timing, coming a day before Parliament's Monsoon Session that began on Monday, as he accused the opposition party of hitting a "new low" in making baseless allegations.
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