Parliament Monsoon Session Updates: The Monsoon Session of Parliament began on Monday with new Rajya Sabha members taking the oath of office. The Lok Sabha session has been adjourned till 2 PM as the voting for the presidential elections are taking place within the Parliament premises. However, after the Lok Sabha was reconvened for the afternoon session, it was soon adjourned till Tuesday as Opposition leaders protested against the Agnipath scheme and inflation. Meanwhile, the Upper House has been adjourned for the day as Opposition leaders protested against price rise and GST rate hikes As many as 32 bills are scheduled to come up for passage and discussion during this session that concludes on August 12. The Monsoon Session is also expected to be rocky as the Opposition will be holding the government accountable over the issues of alleged misuse of agencies, price rise and the Agnipath Scheme, for which a notice has been given already.
While pointing out that the Monsoon session is important as a new President and a Vice-President will be elected, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appealed to all MPs to turn the session into a fruitful and a productive one. “This period is very important. It is the period of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. There is a special significance of August 15 Aug and coming 25 years – when nation would celebrate 100 yrs of independence, would be the time to make a resolution to decide our journey and the new heights we scale,” Modi told reporters. “This Session is also important because elections for the office of President and Vice President are taking place right now. Voting (for the Presidential election) is taking place today. During this period, the new President and Vice President will begin guiding the nation,” he added.
“In view of the concerns expressed by the RBI on the destabilising effect of cryptocurrencies on the monetary and fiscal stability of a country, the RBI has recommended for framing of legislation on this sector. The RBI is of the view that cryptocurrencies should be prohibited,” Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in the Lower House, while addressing a question put forward by another MP.
The Upper House has been adjourned for the day as Opposition leaders protests against price rise and GST rate hikes.
Rajya Sabha observes silence and pays tribute to the deceased, including former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, ex-UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, legendary Hindustani classical musician Pandit Shivkumar Sharma & others.
The Lower House has been adjourned till 2 pm due to the presidential polls at the Parliament.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla pays tribute to former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, days after he was shot dead at a public rally.
BJP MP from Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) Dinesh Lal “Nirahua” Yadav, TMC MP from Asansol (West Bengal) Shatrughan Sinha, and BJP MP from Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi take oath as Lok Sabha MPs. (ANI)
New elected Rajya Sabha members take oath as Monsoon session begins.
Monsoon Session of the Parliament commences.