LIVE Parliament Winter session: Rajya Sabha adjourned for day

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New Delhi | Updated: December 20, 2017 2:12:30 PM

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Parliament winter session live updates: Parliament winter session has commenced. The 21-day-long winter session of Parliament will conclude on January 5. It will have 14 settings. The session has already got off to a stormy start. Following Gujarat and Himachal Assembly elections results, BJP and Congress leaders were seen taking jibes at each other over an array of issues. Congress has been demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s apology over his Manmohan Singh-Pakistan remark. According to reports, the Narendra Modi government and Opposition leaders are likely to meet in the morning.

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2:08 pm: Huge uproar in Rajya Sabha. The upper House has been adjourned till tomorrow.

2:07 pm: Uproar in Rajya Sabha.

1:32 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks against his predecessor Manmohan Singh during the Gujarat poll campain today washed out the pre-lunch proceedings in the Rajya Sabha after Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said there was no question of giving an apology.

1:27 pm: The proceedings were stalled after the Congress and other opposition members created uproar, demanding that the prime minister comes to the House and clarifies his remarks against Singh.

1:22 pm: The Upper House was adjourned twice – first during the Zero Hour as opposition members disrupted proceedings by trooping into the Well and raising slogans and then again in the Question Hour when similar scenes continued.

1:17 pm: “Nobody is going to give apology. Nothing happened in the House. No statement is made in the House. There is no practice of suspension of Question Hour. Don’t make a mockery of the House. Already wrong message is going,” a visibly agitated Naidu told the protesting members when the House reassembled at noon after the first adjournment.

1:12 pm: He adjourned the House till 2 PM thereafter. When the House met for the day, Congress members rushed into the Well demanding an apology from Modi for his “conspiracy with Pakistan” remarks against Singh, alleging that he had colluded with Pakistan to defeat BJP in Gujarat.

1:09 pm: Repeated pleas by Naidu to the members on their conduct and asking them to return to their seats went unheeded.

1:07 pm: The Congress members were up on their feet as soon as the listed papers were tabled, demanding an explanation from the Prime Minister on his remarks. After Naidu disallowed them, they rushed to the Well of the House raising slogans.

1:04 pm: The Chairman asked them not to create obstruction and allow other members to raise important issues. “This is not the way,” he said. “This is Parliament. This is Rajya Sabha. Wrong message is going.”

1:01 pm: Stating that he did not appreciate their behaviour, Naidu said, “Please don’t exceed the limit. Please go to your seat”. Thereafter, he adjourned the House till noon.

12:58 pm: Later when the House met again for Question Hour, Naidu’s pleas to allow the House to function did not find favour with an unrelenting opposition.

12:55 pm: “Please sit. Don’t attempt to snatch the rights of others. Let members have the opportunity to ask their questions. Questions have been listed and much money has been spent…This is not the way,” he said.

12:52 pm: The Rajya Sabha saw repeated disruptions on Wednesday and was adjourned till 2 p.m. amid sloganeering by Congress members demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks against his predecessor Manmohan Singh.

12:47 pm: The Congress members want Modi to apologize for alleging at an election rally in Gujarat that Manmohan Singh and others at a dinner meeting discussed the Gujarat Assembly election with Pakistani diplomats.

12:42 pm: As soon as the House met, the Congress members were on their feet. Many had given notice under Rule 267 to suspend all listed business and discuss the issue.

12:37 pm: However, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu rejected all the notices and asked the members to continue with Zero Hour submissions. The Congress MPs then trooped near the Chair’s podium shouting slogans.

12:32 pm: Naidu adjourned the House till noon after his repeated requests to maintain order failed to bring peace.

12:29 pm: As soon as the Hosue met again for the Question Hour, the Congress members again shouted slogans, demanding an apology from Modi. The Chair then adjourned the House till 2 p.m.

12:24 pm: Scene from Lok Sabha.

12: 21 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm, slogans of ‘Dr. sahab se maafi maango’ raised by opposition during proceedings.

12:19 pm: Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu had earlier said during the proceedings, ‘This is not the way. Nobody is going to give apology. Nothing happened in the House. The statement was not made here.’

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12:13 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm after uproar by opposition in the House over allegations made by PM Narendra Modi against former PM Manmohan Singh of conspiring with Pakistan.

12:10 pm: No sooner had the listed papers been tabled, Congress members were up on their feet demanding an explanation from the Prime Minister on his remarks against Singh. Naidu disallowed them. At this point, Congress members rushed to the Well of the House shouting slogans.

12:06 pm: Naidu asked them not to create obstruction and allow other members to raise important issues. “This is not the way,” he said. “This is Parliament. This is Rajya Sabha. Wrong message is going.”

12:03 pm: Stating that he did not appreciate their behaviour, Naidu said, “Please dont exceed limit. Please go to your seat.”

12:00 pm: Opposition Congress members today disrupted proceedings in the Rajya Sabha over the insinuations made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi against his predecessor Manmohan Singh.

11:57 pm: Congress members rushed into the Well of the House demanding an apology from Modi for his remarks made at an election rally that Singh had allegedly colluded with Pakistan to defeat BJP in Gujarat.

11:54 pm: Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu repeatedly reminded members of their conduct and asked them to returned to their seats. However, his pleas went unheeded, forcing him to adjourn the proceedings till 1200 hours.

11:51 am: WATCHZero Hour in Rajya Sabha

11:48 am: Meanwhile, Ananth Kumar said that PM Modi said that work should be done to bring youth forward on every platform. “PM spoke about new millennium voters, those born after 2012, who will be 18 next year. He said new generation should be involved in services for country, society & development,” Kumar said.

11:44 am:  “She is conscious and her condition is stable. She is a diabetic and was having fever for the last two days. It seems that her blood sugar levels had dipped because she felt uneasy,” said a senior doctor at the hospital. “Her pulse and blood pressure has come out normal. Further investigations are on,” the doctor added.

11:40 am: Raj, 51, has been admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital where she was attended to by a team of doctors.

11:38 am: Earlier, MoS Agriculture Krishna Raj fell ill during BJP parliamentary party meeting at Parliament’s Library Building and was taken to RML hospital for treatment.

11:34 AM: PM said our booth level workers, with support of people, must tread towards victory & should not be distracted by what opposition is saying about credibility & the low-level comments they are making, says Ananth Kumar after BJP Parliamentary Party Meeting

11:31 AM: In Lok Sabha:
Bills for consideration and passing:
The Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill;
The Requisitioning and Acquisition of
Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill;
The Public Premises (Eviction of
Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment
Bill.

11:26 AM: In Rajya Sabha:
Bill for consideration and passing:
The Indian Institute of Petroleum and
Energy Bill;
The State Banks (Repeal and Amendment)
Bill;
The National Bank for Agriculture and
Rural Development (Amendment) Bill.

11:22 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for strengthening BJP at booth levels across India for victory in 2019 Lok Sabha polls at Parliamentary party meet, says Union Minister Ananth Kumar.

11:18 am: Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 12 pm.

11:16 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 pm after Congress MPs walked up to the well raising slogans against PM Narendra Modi over allegations made by him against former PM Manmohan Singh of conspiring with Pakistan.

11:06 am: The Rajya Sabha, however, functioned yesterday after the Chairman said the issue would be resolved. Opposition members raised slogans and sought an apology. Azad said the prime minister should come to the House and clarify what he said, as his charges that his predecessor was “conspiring” with Pakistan was “a big issue”.

11:04 am: “The meeting has been held. Opposition leaders have given their proposition to the government,” Congress leader Anand Sharma told reporters. “We are still waiting whether the justifiable demand of the opposition is acceptable to the prime minister so that we can bring a closure to the controversy which was painful, which was of his creation and was entirely avoidable,” he said.

11:02 am: Sharma said the prime minister has said something which in their view is a constitutional transgression because he holds the office of the prime minister. “To say anything that casts aspersions which are insidious on the former prime minister who held his office with distinction for 10 years, former vice president, former Army chief and distinguished diplomats, they all are deeply anguished and they cannot speak for themselves,” he said.

11:00 am: Sharma said the opposition has been asking the government and the prime minister to clarify and restore the dignity of both his office and of the political narrative of the country. “We can request him, we can demand, but it is up to him whether to redeem what he should believe or not…,” he said.

10:58 am: The government and the opposition yesterday held meetings to resolve the impasse in Rajya Sabha over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “conspiracy with Pak” remark against his predecessor Manmohan Singh during the Gujarat poll campaign, but the stalemate on the issue continued.

10:56 am: Opposition leaders met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar and his deputy Vijay Goel in Parliament and sought a resolution of the issue. They demanded that the prime minister should clarify his remarks in the Rajya Sabha.

10:54 am: The half-an-hour meeting in Jaitley’s chamber was attended by Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma, besides opposition leaders Ramgopal Yadav, Satish Misra, D Raja and others.

10:52 am: After the meeting, Jaitley separately met Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Azad in the latter’s chamber.

10:51 am: Earlier, before the House commenced, the Congress leaders had also met Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu for the resolution of the issue with the Vice President suggesting that the matter be resolved between the opposition and the government sitting across the table.

10:49 am: Azad also raised the issue in the House after which Naidu suggested that the two sides sit together and resolve the issue. Leader of the House Arun Jaitley agreed to do so and the two meetings with the opposition followed.

10:47 am: Meanwhile, BJP’s parliamentary meeting is taking place at Parliament’s Library Building. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah have attended the meeting.

10:43 am: BJD leaders staged a protest demanding tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi river water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh, in front of statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside the Parliament

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