Parliament Budget Session Highligts: Just minutes after proceedings at both the Houses of Parliament – Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha – began, it was adjourned by the respective Speakers of the Houses. The second leg of the Budget Session of the Parliament resumed on Monday and will continue till April 6. The Session resumed after a month-long recess, which was given to enable department-related Parliamentary Standing Committees to examine the demands for grants and make reports related to ministries or departments. Union Home Minister Amit Shah and defence minister Rajnath Singh arrived at the Parliament for the Budget Session, as Opposition leaders protested against the BJP-led Centre in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament protesting against the Adani-Hindenburg row.
As many as 26 Bills are pending before the Rajya Sabha, and nine Bill are currently waiting for passage at the Lok Sabha.
Budget Session Highlights: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 AM, as ruckus ensued in both Houses of Parliament.
Chairman Jagdeep Dhankar adjourns Rajya Sabha till 11 AM tomorrow. “I will give my ruling on the matter tomorrow,” he says.
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#WATCH | Opposition MPs protest against Central government, demand JPC in Adani stocks issue, in Parliament pic.twitter.com/FWPagDp3SZ— ANI (@ANI) March 13, 2023
“Rahul Gandhi in London said that MPs were not allowed to speak in Parliament. This is an insult to Lok Sabha. The House speaker should take action against him on this statement. A sedition case should be registered against him for insulting our democracy,” Union minister Giriraj Singh said.
Minutes after proceedings in the Rajya Sabha began, amid sloganeering in the Upper House, it was adjourned, while Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge spoke in the House hitting out at the Centre and PM Modi.
“Rahul Gandhi, who is a member of this House, insulted India in London. I demand that his statements should be condemned by all members of this House and he should be asked to apologise before the House,” says defence minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha.
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The Lok Sabha was adjourned on February 13. The first part of the Budget session saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi responding to a debate on the ‘Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address’ and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabling the Union Budget.