Parliament Highlights: Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adjourned till January 2

By: | Updated: December 29, 2017 6:16 PM

Lok Sabha has passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2017. Prior to this, the House witnessed a heated debate over last night's mishap at the Kamala Mills in Mumbai which took toll of at least 14.

Day 9 of the Winter Session of Parliament

The Lok Sabha has been adjourned until January 2. Earlier, Lok Sabha had passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2017. Prior to this, the House witnessed a heated debate over last night’s mishap at the Kamala Mills in Mumbai which took toll of at least 14. Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant in Lok Sabha has also demanded a judicial inquiry in the Kamala Mills Fire incident. Meanwhile, the Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 AM on 2nd January 2018. Yesterday, defeating all amendments, the Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the triple talaq bill and it will now be presented in the Rajya Sabha. Speaking on behalf of the government, MoS MJ Akbar called into question the credibility of All India Muslim Personal Law Board for opposing the move. He asked ‘who made them community representatives?’ The Congress has sought the bill to be sent to the Standing Committee, while few other opposition parties like the AIMIM and Biju Janata Dal have called the legislation an “injustice to Muslim women”.

Here are all Parliament Day 9 LIVE Updates:

6: 15 pm: Lok Sabha also adjourned till 11 am on 2nd January, 2018.

6: 05 pm: Population is so much, the city is spreading like anything. Some restrictions should be done on the population. Each city should have certain population/limit, after that they should not be allowed. Then let them go to another city: Hema Malini,BJP MP #KamalaMillsFire #Mumbai

5; 39 pm: Alok Tiwari, SP accuses government of being unable to provide employment to all youngsters. Santosh Kumar Gangwar, MoS Labour and Employment elaborates how employment is being generated in the field of infrastructure and through flagship schemes such as MUDRA, Digital India, and Start Up India.

5: 17 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 AM on 2nd January, 2018.

5: 06 pm: Both Houses of Parliament will not function on January 1, 2018.

4: 54 pm: Lok Sabha has passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

4: 14 pm: Vijila Sathyanath speaks in favour of right to unemployment. Highlights concerns regarding migration.

3: 40 pm: The bill goes for clause-by-clause voting. Premachandran asks government to avoid ordinance route. He withdraws the statutory motion.

3: 18 pm: D. Raja and Digvijay Singh point out that Friday’s are meant for private members and not for government bills.

3: 05 pm: Lok Sabha continues to discuss bankruptcy code amendments. Members use the opportunity to highlight other financial issues in their allocated time.

2: 40 pm: Jayadev Galla, TDP MP from Guntur says he supports the Bill, but raises certain issues. He suggests the period should be raised from one year to three years.

2: 20 pm: Lok Sabha takes up Bankruptcy and Insolvency Code Amendments.  Members N.K. Premachandran and Ahir Ranjan Chowdhury move a statutory resolution to oppose the Bill.

1: 32 pm: Both the Houses have been adjourned. They will reassemble by 2 pm.

1: 21 pm: Meenakshi Lekhi says some doctors are practicing services as a business.

1: 12 pm: Railways Minister Piyush Goyal informed the House that over 120 safety-related posts are pending in the Railways and the government is planning to recruit half of them within nine months.

1: 03 pm: Health Minister introduces the National Medical Commission Bill, 2017.

12: 57 pm: I have been to Kamala Mills, it is like a bhool bhulaiaya, has narrow lanes. So obviously there has been negligence: Jaya Bachchan,Rajya Sabha MP

12: 42 pm: Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant in Lok Sabha demands a judicial inquiry in the Kamala Mills Fire incident.

12: 25 pm: Argument between BJP MP Kirit Somaiya and Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant in Lok Sabha over Kamala Mills fire.

12: 19 pm: Members are presenting standing committee reports in the Lok Sabha.

12: 10 pm: BMC officials are responsible for the murder of people in Kamala Mills fire, second such incident in two weeks, when will the BMC wake up?: Kirit Somaiya, BJP Mumbai MP

12: 05 pm: Zero Hour ends in Lok Sabha. Vice President, in the Rajya Sabha, lauds members for the smooth functioning of the House.

12: 02 pm: The National Medical Commission Bill 2017 that is expected to replace the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 will need no permission to add new seats or to start post-graduate courses.

11: 50 am: The Question Hour starts in the Lok Sabha.

11: 42 am: Triple Talaq bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha next week.

11: 25 am: The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was introduced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

11: 14 am: The government seeks to make some amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code today. The bill, seeking amendments in the code, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday to plug potential loopholes and prohibit “certain persons”, such as wilful defaulters, from submitting resolution plans to let them take charge of the company.

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