Parliament News Updates: Farm laws not religious scriptures that changes can’t be made, says Farooq Abdullah in Lok Sabha

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Updated: February 9, 2021 6:10:23 pm

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 If they (farmers) want it to be repealed, why can’t you talk to them?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.

 

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