New Delhi, Aug 3 :Both the houses of the Parliament are witnessing disruptions over the Assam’s National Register of Citizens issue as loud protests by Trinamool Congress MPs have paralyzed proceedings in Lok Sabha against the detention of the TMC delegation in Silchar .
Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE updates: Rajnath Singh reiterates NRC released is a final draft, not actual list
Set up institute for polo sport: INC member on Sports bill
Supporting the Sports bill, Thokcham Meinya, INC, Inner Manipur says that, Manipur is known for polo and the state organises regular annual polo tournaments. Meinya requests the government to set up an institute for polo in the state to carry forward the sport.
Ask children to play sport and not focus entirely on studies: Anuraj Singh Thakur
BJP member Anurag Singh Thakur addressed lack of money in the sports sector and short-term targets kept for sportsmen in India before Chairman Pralhad Joshi of Lok Sabha.
“There is no focus on the techniques on the sportsmen. Government has to first convinced what athletes can achieve, then money is spent on them.”
Having a futuristic view, Thakur addressed the government that central and private universities of India should be the centre for sports and inter-school and inter-college championship should be started at initial levels.
he urged the government to contribute to sports sector so that India could have training programmes through worldwide clubs and federations and “we can stop relying on international coaches.”
“We have all adventure sports, paragliding, skiing and a canoeing, but we have no money. ”
National Sports University Bill heard in Lok Sabha
BJP member Anurag Singh Thakur from Himachal Pradesh in Lok Sabha is addressing the National Sports University Bill and National Medical Commission Bill, Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill is also listed in the Lower House for discussion.
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2:30 pm
Chairman Venkaiah Naidu adjourns the Upper House till 2:30 pm
Citing the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, he asks what Universities are doing to develop sportspersons. “Earlier, Universities used to provide sportspersons in all disciples, apart from cricket.”
He wants to know if the Sports Ministry has asked the HRD Ministry for information, and development of sportspersons in Navodaya Vidyalayas. He says medical colleges need sports and fitness centres.
Thakur asks the Minister what his five-year and 10-year plans are. He says India has the terrain for mountaineering, paragliding, skiing and canoeing, but no funds come from the government.
LOK SABHA |
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore introduced the National Sports University Bill, 2018 on Wednesday. This is the sixth Bill tabled to replace ordinance during the monsoon session.
Mr. Rathore said the Ordinance was promulgated to ensure timely functioning of the University.
The Bill seeks to establish a National Sports University in Manipur. The foundation stone for the university was laid by the Prime Minister, it plans to run two courses.
LOK SABHA | 1:00 PM
No lunch break for Lok Sabha. The Speaker says Sports University Bill will be taken up after Zero Hour submissions.
Prahlad Joshi is in the Chair.
Anurag Thakur continues his speech. His speech was curtailed on Wednesday. He lauds the Sports Ministry to choose Manipur as the place for the University. He suggests former Army personnel and sportsperson in government PSUs can be roped in as coaches.
The University must be ties up to with all schools through a bicycle rim model . He also wants a comprehensive policy on sports.
He also wants to know the role of National Sports Federations in this University. He claims only one per cent of children are sports fit. We are fighting malnutrition and obesity among children. Sports will help in tackling this, he says.
“I have seen that whenever national pride, security and sovereignty is presented before the House, there is always unity,” Home Minister Rajnath Singh said. Regarding the NRC final draft, Singh reiterated that it was not the final list. “According to the Assam Accord, signed in 1951, NRC was prepared then. Since 1979 to 1985, former PM Rajiv Gandhi had put a deadline to identify illegal foreigners. In 2005, under Manmohan Singh’s government, it was again taken up. In Assam, 2,500 NSKs have been set up for NRC,” Singh said.
He clarified the to establish legacy, documents such as land records, life insurance policy etc. can be submitted to prove their residence. “This entire process of preparing the NRC, it has taken place under the Supreme Court’s supervision. For further work, the court has already given directions. In a time bound manner, the government is committed to identify genuine Indians. It is a fair, objective process. There has been no discrimination. People will also get a chance to file their claims and objections and even then, if their names are not featured on the final NRC, they can approach the Foreigners’ Tribunal. There will be no coercive action taken,” he said.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) moves privilege motion in Rajya Sabha
Naidu said that he has received a privilege motion notice and asked the concerned members to respond before bringing into House. In response, TMC MP Derek O’Brien said that two TMC members were arrested for defying Section 144 in Silchar. Naidu asked MPs to cooperate and ensure the smooth running of the House.
The Lok Sabha is expected to take Private Members’ business only after the passage of National Sports University Bill
In Rajya Sabha Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu read obituary reference of former member Bishma Narayan Singh.
Uproar in Lok Sabha after TMC MPs started shouting slogans even as other MPs continued asking questions during the Question Hour.
The TMC delegation consisting six members of Parliament, one MLA and one minister from West Bengal government had left for Silchar to interact with people left out of the complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on Monday.
TMC MP Saugata Roy moved adjournment motion in Lok Sabha over detention of TMC delegation at Silchar airport yesterday.
A day after Parliament was repeatedly disrupted over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) final draft in Assam, the issue is again likely to come up before both Houses on Friday.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) is planning to move a privilege motion in Lok Sabha against the detention of its members of parliament in Silchar in Assam.
The TMC has launched a strong protest against the draft NRC inside and outside Parliament.
The members of the delegation has alleged that they were stopped at the Silchar airport and confined “unlawfully”.
“As soon as we landed in Silchar hundreds of state policemen led by commissioner and deputy commissioner surrounded us and confined us illegally and unlawfully in a room. They have even manhandled many of us. This is super emergency here,” TMC lawmaker Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar told reporters in New Delhi.
The matter was also raised inside Lok Sabha on Thursday by party leader Saugata Roy, who said Assam is not out of the country and how Assam government could stop members of Parliament from entering Assam. “I said I will raise the privilege motion against the Assam government,” Roy said.