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  1. Parliament Monsoon Session 2018 LIVE updates: After Amit Shah’s call, Shiv Sena says will support BJP on no-trust vote, issues whip to its MPs

Parliament Monsoon Session 2018 LIVE updates: After Amit Shah’s call, Shiv Sena says will support BJP on no-trust vote, issues whip to its MPs

Parliament Monsoon Session 2018 LIVE updates: In a major development, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had decided to debate the no-confidence motion moved by Opposition against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government.

By: | Updated:Jul 20, 2018 9:48 am
The crucial Monsoon session of Parliament, which is scheduled to have 18 sittings, will end on August 10.

Parliament Monsoon Session 2018 LIVE updates: Monsoon session of Parliament is brace for another stormy day today. With the Central government aiming to introduce key bills, Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha may witness a hefty transaction of business. The crucial session, which is scheduled to have 18 sittings, will end on August 10. In a major development, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had decided to debate the no-confidence motion moved by Opposition against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government. The matter will be taken up in the lower House on Friday.

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Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said his government was ready for a debate on any issue raised by political parties and asserted that decisions need to be taken on several important matters in national interest. “If any political party or any member wants a discussion on any issue, the government is ready,” Modi said, stressing that his government is ready for any debate,” PM Modi told media at Parliament. Previous Winter Session and Budget session were virtually washed out after the government and the Opposition locked horns over an array of issues.

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19:07 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Both Houses of Parliament adjourned for the day

Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been adjourned for the day. While the Lower House passed the the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, the Upper House passed amendments to Prevention to Corruption act (2013).

17:17 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Congress protests as BJP MP says CBI will chargesheet former minister

The Congress and BJP had an argument after a BJP member claimed that the CBI was likely to chargesheet a former minister in a criminal case that involved fugitive Vijay Mallya.

Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge asked as to how was he aware of the impending CBI action, He added that it indicated that the probe agency was acting in a "pre-planned" manner. "It shows it is all pre-planned. How do you know it?... You are mentioning this. It means you get reports (from CBI)," he wqas quoted as saying.

16:58 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
There is no political will in government, says Congress leader Digvijaya Singh

"I don't see any political will in government. Lokpal has not been passed for four years now. Corruption keeps happening but no investigation is done. There is no enactment of Prevention of corruption act", Congress leader Digvijaya Singh is quoted as saying.

16:17 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
BJP's more is up, says Shatrughan Sinha on no confidence motion

I think there are intellectuals in opposition but they should've done it later. Because we have the numbers & our moral is also up. I haven't left BJP & party has't left me. As long as I'm in BJP,I'll support it & follow every whip: BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on No-confidence motion.

15:38 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Shiv Sena issues whip for all its Members of Parliament

Shiv Sena has issued a whip for all its Members of Parliament. The part has said it would support government on no-confidence motion, which will be tabled on Friday. A number of other parties have also issued the whip to their MPs.

15:05 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
AIADMK not likely to support no-confidence motion

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami today hinted that the his party is unlikely to support the no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi-led government.

15:02 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Govt will get support of 314 MPs in Lok Sabha: BJP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government is likely to get the support of 314 MPs in the Lower House, which has an effective strength of 533 at present, reports PTI. The list of the 314 MPs, however, did not include the name of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who was also a BJP MP, they added. The majority mark in the Lok Sabha currently is 267. In a House of 533 members, the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has 313 MPs while total strength of the Opposition in the Lower House is 222.

14:56 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Hindu population in Bangladesh has increased: Sushma Swaraj in Rajya Sabha

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today informed the Upper House that Hindu population in Bangladesh has risen by two per cent in 2017. The minister urged members to pass the Citizenship Act amendment bill, pending in the Upper House, to help resolve issues pertaining to atrocities and attacks on minorities, including those in Pakistan.

14:41 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
NDA ally Shiv Sena issues whip

NDA ally Shiv Sena today issued a whip asking its member to vote against no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha. The 'No-Confidence' motion is slated to take place tomorrow. 

14:38 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan pulls JAP MP Rakesh Ranjan for creating ruckus

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today asked Jan Adhikar Party member Rajesh Ranjan to apologise for creating a ruckus in the lower house by hurling papers towards treasury benches. As soon as the House took up the Question Hour, Ranjan who is also known as Pappu Yadav, rushed to the Well shouting slogans. Later, tendering his apology, Ranjan said he took recourse to such a behaviour to raise an important issue concerning Bihar where 11 crore people are suffering on account of drought and floods. He demanded a special status and special package for the state.

14:29 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Confident of defeating no-trust vote: BJP

The ruling BJP has expressed confidence it would be able to defeat the Opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha on Friday. The party also hoped that it would also manage support from some opposition parties. Speaking to PTI, BJP national spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao said, "The numbers are very clear. The BJP by itself has a majority in the lower house. We have nearly 314 members within the NDA and there are many other parties which are likely to oppose this no-confidence motion - because this is completely pointless. We have the numbers and we have the moral fibre to fight this negative opposition, which is only trying to put the country on the path of negativity."

14:26 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Meenakshi Lekhi demands dissolution of SC-appointed committee on sealing

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi today demanded dissolution of Supreme Court-appointed committee on sealing. Accusing the committee of tyrannical behaviour, the Lok Sabha MP said that it was not working according to the law and even ignoring orders of the court.

14:24 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Anand Sharma on black money in Rajya Sabha
14:23 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Union Sports minister urges MPs to keep politics out of sports. 

Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore today informed the lower house that efforts are being made to open campuses of the National Sports University in other states. The minister also said that four new courses are soon being introduced in the Imphal-based varsity. The minister further added that there was already a five per cent quota for sportspersons in government jobs. Rathore also urged the MPs to keep politics out of sports. 

14:17 (IST) 19 Jul 2018
Banks have assured funding to the tune of Rs 1.30 lakh crore for highways construction: Nitin Gadkari

Union Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari today informed the lower house that banks have assured funding to the tune of Rs 1.30 lakh crore for highways construction. The Minister said that NDA government has put on track Rs 3 lakh crore worth stalled projects. Gadkari also said that the present government has doubled that length to 1.80 lakh km.

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