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Parliament Day 2: Mayawati threatens to quit from RS; LS adjourned till tomorrow

New Delhi, July 18, 2017: On the second day of Monsoon session of Parliament, the opposition parties have come up with a number of issues to attack the Narendra Modi-led government that resulting in to adjourned both the houses till noon.

The Opposition parties are also expected to attack the government on several issues including farmer’s protests, lynching incidents, Jammu-Kashmir unrest and the border standoff with China.

Both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned on the first day of the monsoon session after the obituary references and oath taking of new ministers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived at the Parliament to cast his vote in the Presidential polls, hoped that all parties would discuss and take decisions in the national interest as they did on Goods and Services Tax.

Day 2 Updates:

  • TMC leader Derek O’Brien says all opposition in Rajya Sabha to raise the issue of atrocities against marginalised and Dalits in the name of “cow terrorism”, and the plight of farmers in Lok Sabha.

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  • BJP lawmaker Shobha Karan says 24 political killings happened in Karnataka but the state government is not serious. She also questioned transfer of IPS officer D Roopa.
  • Trinamool Congress gives notice in Rajya Sabha on rising in mob lynching incidents.

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  • Opposition leaders hold a meeting in Parliament ahead of the second day of monsoon session.
  • RJD’s JP Yadav moves adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha against ‘harassment of opposition leaders including Lalu Prasad.

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  • NDA’s vice-presidential pick Venkaiah Naidu arrives in Parliament to file nomination. Naidu resigned as a Union minister on Monday after his name was declared as a candidate.

Rajya Sabha:

  • Rajya Sabha chairman adjourns the House till 2 pm following pandemonium.
  • Outside the Parliament, Mayawati accuses the government of remaining spectator when Dalits were brutally attacked in Saharanpur and also asked that When I tried speaking about the weaker sections today in the Rajya Sabha, I was not allowed to speak. Why?
  • Rajya Sabha also adjourned till noon following the uproar.
  • The Congress walked out of the Rajya Sabha after Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the BJP had got a mandate to rule, as BSP supremo Mayawati vociferously spoke against atrocities on Dalits and minorities in Uttar Pradesh and demanded a discussion on the issue.
  • Opposition leaders stand in support of Mayawati, urge the chairman to allow them to speak.

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  • Later, she walks out of Rajya Sabha as ruling party members demand her apology for threatening to quit.
  • BSP Supremo Mayawati raised allegations of atrocities against Dalits in Rajya Sabha. Speaking about Saharanpur riots, Mayawati alleged that BJP is spreading communalism. The former UP CM also threatened that she will resign if she was not allowed to speak than Speaker asked her to take the chair, following which a ruckus broke out in the parliament as BJP leaders asked Mayawati to apologise for issuing “threats” in the parliament.

Lok Sabha:

  • Lok Sabha adjourned till 11 am on Wednesday.
  • The lower house of Parliament adjourned till noon amid noisy opposition protests over several issues, including farmers’ plight and cow slaughter.

Wefornews Bureau

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