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Budget Session, Lok Sabha: Enemy bill passed amid Congress, NCP, RJD walk out

March 14:  After Congress moved an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over the formation of government in Manipur and Goa, the ruling BJP issued a whip to its Lok Sabha members asking them to be present in the House today.

There was sloganeering and walk out by Congress raising an objection of formation of Government in Manipur and Goa by BJP today. NCP and RJD joined the Congress.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is present in the Lok Sabha. Rajya Sabha is not working today.

Question Hour started in the Lok Sabha at 11:30 and Congress’ adjournment motion was dismissed.

The questions asked were connected to farmers, environment Ministry and home ministry. TDP’s Saugata Roy asked a Supplementary question on availability of coronary stents.

Congress’ Mallikarjun Kharge slammed government over Sukma attack and asked, “Has there been an intelligence failure behind the Sukma attack.”

Making a statement on Sukma Naxal attack, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he has demanded a report from the CRPF DG on the incident. He said government will not allow the Naxalites’ attempts to keep certain regions away from development and progress.

Earlier, Congress staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha. Meanwhile, the Party has also filed a petition in SC challenging the appointment of Manohar Parrikar as Goa chief minister. Parrkikar who has resigned from Defence Portfolio is due to be sworn in as the chief minister today evening.

Union Minister Arun Jaitley took additional charge of the Defence Ministry.

Meanwhile the Congress Legislative Party met at Congress house in Panjim, Goa today. Under leadership of Digvijaya Singh, all Congress MLAs will meet the Goa governor Mridula Sinha after the meeting.

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Besides, the Lok Sabha passed a bill to amend a 49-year-old law to guard against claims of succession or transfer by heirs of property left behind by those who migrated to Pakistan and China.

The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016, which was passed by the Rajya Sabha on March 10 at a time when the opposition benches were almost vacant, was passed by the Lower House with voice vote.

Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti introduced the Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2017. The draft legislation provides for subsuming all existing mechanism for water disputes settlement in the country.

Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced the Footwear Design and Development Institute Bill, 2017, in the lower house.

The bill seeks to declare the footwear designing institute at Noida in Uttar Pradesh an institution of national importance.

Wefornews Bureau

 

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