Parliament Winter Session Highlights: Lok Sabha passes electoral reforms Bill amid din; RS adjourned amid opposition uproar

Parliament Live Updates Today: The Rajya Sabha has failed to transact any significant business as the opposition is unitedly protesting in the House leading to repeated disruptions over the issue of suspensions.

Parliament Winter Session Live Today:
Parliament Winter Session Live: There is no resolution in sight for the stalemate especially in the Rajya Sabha over the suspension of 12 MPs.

Parliament Winter Session Updates Today: A Bill to link electoral roll data with Aadhaar ecosystem was passed in Lok Sabha on Monday after a brief debate amid continuous protest by opposition members over various issues, including the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2021, piloted by Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, was passed by a voice vote after a brief discussion during which some opposition members demanded that it be referred to a parliamentary panel for scrutiny. After the Bill’s passage, Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day amid continuous protest by opposition members.

Rajya Sabha proceedings was adjournment amid uproar by opposition members over various issues, including the suspension of 12 MPs and the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Opposition members continued sloganeering during a discussion on the NDPS (Amendment) Bill, 2021. Several members, including Vemireddy Prabhakar Reddy of the YSRCP and Prashanta Nanda of the BJD, spoke on the bill.

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4:28 (IST) 20 Dec 2021
Parliament winter session live updates: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 5 pm

Parliament winter session live updates: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 5 pm today as Opposition ruckus got fierce after a verbal spat between Samajwadi Party (SP) MP Jaya Bachchan and treasury benches.

3:16 (IST) 20 Dec 2021
Parliament winter session live updates: Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 passed in Lok Sabha

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 passed in Lok Sabha. The House is adjourned till 11 AM tomorrow, December 21.

2:28 (IST) 20 Dec 2021
Parliament winter session live updates: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3pm

Parliament winter session live updates: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 pm amid Opposition MPs' protest over the suspension of 12 MPs from the House as well as the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.

2:08 (IST) 20 Dec 2021
Parliament winter session live updates: Opposition does not want Parliament to run, says Piyush Goyal

Parliament winter session live updates: The 12 suspended Rajya Sabha MPs should realise their mistake and talk to the Chair. The Opposition leaders did not come for the meeting called by the Government today…The Opposition does not want Parliament to run. Causing disturbance and disruption is their mantra: Union minister and BJP leader Piyush Goyal

1:13 (IST) 20 Dec 2021
Parliament winter session live updates: Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm

'The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021' introduced in Lok Sabha. House adjourned till 2 pm amid uproar by the Opposition. Aadhaar only meant to be proof of residence, it's not proof of citizenship. If you're in a position asking Aadhaar for voters, all you're getting is a document that reflects residence, not citizenship. You're potentially giving the vote to non-citizens: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

12:02 (IST) 20 Dec 2021
Parliament winter session live updates: Opposition to take out a march to Vijay Chowk

Parliament winter session live updates: Opposition MPs will conduct a march from Gandhi statue in Parliament to Vijay Chowk at 1230 pm today, demanding the resignation of MoS Home Ajay Kumar Misra, in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri case.

11:19 (IST) 20 Dec 2021
Parliament winter session live updates: GoI’s selective targeting & selective invitation smacks of their dubiousness, says Piryanka Chaturvedi

Parliament winter session live updates: All the opposition parties have stood in solidarity with us suspended MPs irrespective of the parties we belong to. So if GOI has to resolve this it is only fair that all parties in opposition are called. This selective targeting & selective invitation smacks of their dubiousness, says Piryanka Chaturvedi

10:58 (IST) 20 Dec 2021
Parliament winter session live updates: Opposition MPs meet to discuss day’s strategy

Parliament winter session live updates: Leaders of Opposition parties hold a meeting to take a decision on whether to attend or not the meeting called by the Government on suspension of 12 Opposition members of Rajya Sabha. “We will not attend the meeting called by the Government. We will demand the resignation of MoS Home Ajay Kumar Misra and revocation of suspension of 12 Opposition MPs in Rajya Sabha. We will not let both Houses of Parliament function,” said Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut.

10:47 (IST) 20 Dec 2021
Parliament winter session live updates: Rahul Gandhi gives adjournment motion over statehood for Ladakh

Parliament winter session live updates: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha to discuss “Statehood and inclusion of Ladakh in Schedule VI of Consitution of India.”

10:31 (IST) 20 Dec 2021
Parliament winter session live updates: Centre did no call us for any meeting, says Adhir Chowdhury

Parliament winter session live updates: It depends upon government as to how to run the Lok Sabha. The govt hasn't called us for any meeting as the matter is of Rajya Sabha: Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

10:28 (IST) 20 Dec 2021
Parliament winter session live updates: LoP corners government over MNREGA work

Parliament winter session live updates: Due to lack of funds, MNREGA work offers may be one of the lowest ever in December, at just 4 crore person days. Considering the rural distress & unemployment, MNREGA work offers should have been more. Modi ji, there is lots of money for Ads and events, but no money for MNREGA?

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10:08 (IST) 20 Dec 2021
Parliament winter session live updates: Conspiracy to divide opposition, says Mallikarjun Kharge

Parliament winter session live updates: The government has called for a meeting of four Opposition parties on the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs. This is a conspiracy to divide the Opposition. All Opposition parties are united on this issue. We've written to the government to call an all-party meeting: LoP Rajya Sabha, M. Kharge

10:02 (IST) 20 Dec 2021
Parliament winter session live updates: Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 to be introduced in the Lok Sabha

Parliament winter session live updates: Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 to be introduced in the Lok Sabha today. The Bill proposes to link Aadhaar to electoral rolls.

10:02 (IST) 20 Dec 2021
Parliament winter session live updates: CPI(M) gives adjournment motion over RS MPs suspension

Parliament winter session live updates: CPI(M) MP John Brittas has submitted a Motion under rule 256(2) in Rajya Sabha over the revocation of suspension of 12 Opposition MPs.

The Rajya Sabha has failed to transact any significant business as the opposition is unitedly protesting in the House leading to repeated disruptions over the issue of suspensions. While the government wants the suspended MPs to apologise first, the opposition says that the suspensions be revoked without any apology. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu had urged the government and the opposition to resolve the deadlock over suspensions and find an amicable solution.