Parliament Live: Rajya Sabha passes Jammu and Kashmir quota Bill, approves extension of President’s rule in state

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Parliament of India

New Delhi, July 1 : Rajya Sabha approved statutory resolution to extend President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir for a further period of 6 months with effect from 3rd July 2019 and also passed J&K Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

Home Minister Amit Shah tabled the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill that grants quota in educational institutions and government jobs to those living within 10km of the international border (IB) along the Line of Control (LoC).

In Rajya Sabh, Amit Shah said, “After Maharaja’s treaty with Union of India, Kashmir became India’s integral part, what was the need to go to UN?Was it not a mistake, if we don’t learn from & accept our mistakes the coming generations will also keep making mistakes.”

” Ghulam Nabi Azad ji & Manoj Jha(RJD) ji said we(Govt)want to spread misinformation against Nehruji among Indian public.This is wrong. This is not our intention and never will be.But, the nations which dont learn from their mistakes in history don’t have bright future,”he added.

On extending the President’s rule in Kashmir, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Centre has no option but to extend the rule for six months as the Election Commission intends to hold assembly polls there towards the end of the year.

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, TR Balu and Mohammed Basheer gave an Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over reduction of interest rate in small saving scheme, ‘urgent need to stop Carbon project in Cauvery Basin’, and Jharkhand mob lynching respectively

Shah, meanwhile, will move a resolution for approval of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir for six months.

Bills in Rajya Sabha today

— The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019

— The Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Bills in Lok Sabha today

— The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Bill, 2019

— The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Bharatiya Janata Party is the single largest party in the Upper House with 75 members. The Congress is the largest opposition party with 48 members and Samaajwadi Party and Trinamool Congress being the largest non-Congress-non-BJP party with 13 members each.

DMK announces names of three Rajya Sabha candidates

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ​(DMK) on Monday announced the names of three candidates for Rajya Sabha — MDMK chief Vaiko, former additional advocate general P Wilson and party’s Labour Progressive Federation general secretary M Shanmugham.

Opposition moves adjournment motion in Lok Sabha

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, TR Balu and Mohammed Basheer gave an Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over reduction of interest rate in small saving scheme, ‘urgent need to stop Carbon project in Cauvery Basin’, and Jharkhand mob lynching respectively

The AIADMK’s Gokulakrishnan speaks about reservation in Group C posts in Central government departments.

Elamaram Kareem of the CPI(M) speaks on the financial condition of BSNL. He says that in many circles BSNL is not able to pay its electricity bills and wages to contract workers.

Ahmed Hasan, a Trinamool Congress Member, speaks about West Bengal’s debt. He says that despite the huge debt, the revenue and fiscal deficits of the State has dropped. Plan expenditure of the State has grown five-fold, and capital expenditure has grown eight-fold

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