Parliament Live : NRC is monitored by Supreme Court, not government, says Rajnath Singh

Parliament of India
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New Delhi, July 30 :Both the houses of the Parliament is set to stormy as Trinamool Congress MP Sougata Roy has given an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha, over the National Register of Citizens in Assam  which was released today. Monsoon Session live updates:

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “I want to ask the Opposition, what is the Centre’s role in this? It is happening under the supervision of the Supreme Court. Such sensitive issues should not be politicized.”

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned briefly on Monday after the opposition created pandemonium over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam terming it “inhuman”.

Soon after the laying of papers and statements by the Minister on the table of the House, Trinamool members were on their feet.

Trinamool’s Derek O’Brian wanted to raise the issue but could not speak as the ruckus continued. The Congress and other opposition members were also seen supporting the issue being raised by the TMC.

TMC MPs created uproar over National Register of Citizens. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Vijay Goel, reads out the agenda for the week. As the Chair proceeds to Zero Hour, various members raise issues with the draft NRC being a prominent one. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu tried to assure the house that the Home Minister Rajnath Singh will respond to queries on the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu said, “Some members met me in my chamber. I have requested the Home Minister (Rajnath Singh) to be present in the House. He is here. Bring order in the House. The Home Minister is ready to respond.”

But the Trinamool members did not relent even though Rajnath Singh was present in the House.

Amid the din, O’Brian and other TMC members were heard saying that the NRC in Assam is “inhuman”. They also wanted a response from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue.Some TMC members were heard saying that their party has given notice for adjournment over the issue but Naidu rejected the claim, saying that he has not received any notice.

Naidu warned the members that he will adjourn the House but the opposition members were on their feet.

LOk Sabha continues with Question Hour. Tourism Minister Alphons Kannanthanam lists out schemes implemented in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Apart from the aforementioned bills, other bills that are to be discussed this session are : The homoeopathy central council (amendment) bill 2015, State Banks (repeal and amendment) Bill 2017, The Criminal Law ( Amendment) Bill, 2018, The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018, the Constitution (123rd amendment) bill 2017.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “Even someone whose name is not in the final list can approach the foreigners tribunal. No coercive action will be taken against anyone, hence there is no need for anyone to panic”

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