Parliament News Updates: Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi got emotional while bidding adieu to Congress leader in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, who retires today from the Upper House.
NC chief Farooq Abdullah in Lok Sabha
Parliament Proceedings News: NC chief Farooq Abdullah today said that the farm laws were not a religious scriptures that changes can’t be made. He urged the government to hold dialogue with the farmers. “It’s not a religious scripture that changes can’t be made. If they (farmers) want it to be repealed, why can’t you talk to them? I request that let’s not stand on prestige. It’s our nation. We belong to this nation, let’s respect everybody in the nation,” he said in Lok Sabha.
Home Minister Amit Shah today informed Rajya Sabha that 20 people have died and 197 are still missing in glacier burst disaster that struck Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday. The Home Minister said that till 5 PM yesterday, 20 bodies were recovered and 197 people are still missing. Of these, 139 are from NTPC’s under construction power projects, 46 from Rishi Ganga Power Projects and 12 from villages. He said the state government has collected these information from different sources and numbers might change. “12 people of NTPC and 15 of Rishi Ganga have been rescued safely. 25-30 people are feared to be trapped in an tunnel of NTPC,” he said.
The disaster struck on Sunday morning when, as per DRDO’s preliminary understanding, a hanging glacier broke off from the main glacier leading to a massive flood in Dhauli Ganga and Alaknanda rivers. Besides houses near the rivers, the flood washed away a BRO bridge and two power projects — Rishi Ganga Power Projects and NTPC’s 480 MW Tapovan-Vishnugad Project
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi got emotional while bidding adieu to Congress leader in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad. Sharing an incident when Azad was the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Modi broke down in the House. “I will never forget Shri Azad’s efforts and Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s efforts when people from Gujarat were stuck in Kashmir due to a terror attack. Ghulam Nabi Ji was constantly following up, he sounded as concerned as if those stuck were his own family members,” Prime Minister Modi said.
Parliament News Updates
Parliament News Updates: Congress MP Manish Tewari has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over the three farm laws. DMK, CPI, AAP and Shiv Sena have given Suspension of Business Notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 over 'the plight of protesting farmers in Delhi'. BJP MP Harnath Singh Yadav has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over 'use of Hindi and other languages in Supreme Court and High Courts'. Samajwadi Party MP Ram Gopal Yadav has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over 'direct recruitment for the post of joint secretary in Central government'.