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Parliament Live: Sushma to make statement on India-China standoff in RS today

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New Delhi, Aug 3, 2017: As the opposition parties refused to accept government’s claims that Income Tax Department raids on residences of Karnataka power minister DK Shivakumar were a routine action against corruption, both the houses of Parliament are likely to witness uproars.

Updates:

  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to give a statement on DokLam standoff in Parliament.

  • Congress youth wing holds anti I-T raid protests in Bengaluru.
  • Congress issued three-line whip in Rajya Sabha for today.
  • NSA Ajit Doval on briefed several parliamentarians on the Doka La stand-off with China, near Sikkim border. The National Security Advisor also told the leaders over the details of his China visit.

Rajya Sabha:

  • “Government should look at how we can meaningfully engage, while asserting our interests, without isolating ourselves,” Congress MP Anand Sharma .

  • What’s your roadmap on dealing with Pakistan: Govt asked in Rajya Sabha.
  • Congress MP Anand Sharma raises discussion on Modi govt’s foreign policy.

This is the first time the govt has agreed to hold a discussion in Parliament on the issue, therefore I would like to thanks them.

We are witnessing a reshaping of world and that’s a challenge for Indian foreign policy… We do recognise that it is the current govts responsibility to adapt to this changes. Our foreign policy has been marked by a strong national consensus, irrespective of which party is in power. We hope that this consensus remain.

  • Congress leader Rajeev Shukla brings up the issue of women sportspersons and the importance of providing infrastructure and facilities to help them by saying “Because the men haven’t got enough medals in decades, it’s time to get women the chance.”
  • Heated debate in Rajya Sabha over interest rate cuts in SBI savings account.
  • The Rajya Sabha is slated to debate the govrenment’s foreign policy relating to neighbouring states, especially in the light of Doka La stand-off with China near the Sikkim border.

Lok Sabha:

The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017 passed in Lok Sabha.

Wefornews Bureau

 

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