Parliament Monsoon Session Day 4: Lok Sabha adjourned for a day, Debate continues in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, July 20: Yet another stormy day witnessed on fourth day of Parliament monsoon session, as again opposition targeted  the government, raised slogans over farmer’s plight and agrarian crises which led to adjournment of Lok Sabha.

Meanwhile, discussion continues in the Rajya Sabha.

Yesterday, the opposition two key issues, farmers plight and mob lynching was discussed. The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Bill, 2017 was passed in Lok Sabha.

Meanwhile, counting of votes for India’s 14th president will also take place.

On day four also the opposition is expected to target the government on wide range of issues such as lynchings, standoff with China, Amarnath terror attack and farmer suicides.

Here are the updates of Parliament Monsoon Session Day 4 : 

  • After this discussion the House was adjourned till tomorrow 11 am.
  • In between, leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said  “We never wanted to take away cow slaughter. But we condemn the violence which is taking place in the name of cow.
  • On mob lynching, Arun Jaitley said nation won’t be done justice if the sensitive issue such as lynchings would dealt in political terms. Violence can never be a partisan issue and no rationalisation of violence cannot be done too.
  • BJP’s Prabhat Jha defended the RSS role during  freedom struggle.
  • Nominated member K.T.S. Tulsi brought up the 1984 incidents and says that times were different.
  • After this Congress leader walked out from the Parliament.
  • Condemning HRD Minister’s speech, Ghulam Nabi Azad said  “We made this nation not you, you all support British, we sacrificed.”
  • On lynching Parakash Javadekar said these incidents are a crime against humanity in response, adding “But along with this we should not fall prey to selective amnesia. He recalled the instance of 1984, in which hundreds of homes were burnt in Delhi and around  3,000 Sikhs were lynched. We will not tolerate lynching, don’t play politics on this issue.” He also raised the Godhra train burning incident and questioned  “Isn’t that a big lynching. So if we are condemning lynchings, we must condemn all lynchings which took place earlier also.
  • D Raja said its shameful that even after seven decades we are discussing issues like mob lynching adding, Dalits, minorities and women doesn’t want sympathy or empathy they only need empowerment guaranteed by the Constitution.
  • JDU’s Sharad Yadav raised the issues on missing JNU student Najeed Ahmed and how ban on slaughterhouse has impacted leather goods industry.
  • Referring to Narendra Modi’s old speeches Sibal claimed that the prime minister’s latest statements amounted to double speak. He said that Modi had on repeated occasion glorified cow worship and violence, stirring emotions of people. “Cows are being killed for money, how can you take this lying,” Sibal quoted Modi as saying.
  • Hitting at the ruling government, Congress leader Kapil Sibal said violence in the name of cow is death of humanity, adding people who are cow vigilantes are your people as they are recruited by VHP and trained by the Bajrang Dal.
  • Rajya Sabha reconvened after lunch, meaningful debates on the recent instances of mob lynching and atrocities against minorities and Dalits continueed.
  • The upper house accepted resignation of BSP Chief Mayawati.
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm for lunch.
  • Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad said Swaraj’s remarks on Sikkim standoff was not enough, more discussion needed.
  • Sawaraj on Government stand said, India maintains that liberal and uninterrupted passage for commercial vessels should be maintained in the region and any disputes should be solved with Indian norms and mutual cooperation.”Its wrong to say that China is encircling India in Indian Ocean Region. India is vigilant of its security interests, and no one can encircle it,she stated.
  • China has unilaterally changed its status qou over ongoing border dispute, but we are ready to talk but first both sides should withdraw their army to original position. We are involved in tri-junction this time and its directly linked to us, if china will change that.. that is threat to our security, all countries are backing us, she added.
  • Speaking on Sikkim Standoff in Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said “India is alert on the security front. Can’t say China is encircling India”
  • Lok Sabha resumed for few minutes but later, it adjourned for the day after opposition continued sloganeering over farmer’s plight.
  • Maithreyan in second question asked if Israel is sharing its technology on unmanned border surveillance. Swaraj replied she has given a detailed reply on papers.
  • In  Question Hour, Mr. Ansari began the proceeding,  AIADMK MP V. Maithreyan asked if H1B visa was made by the Prime Minister during his interaction with US President Donald Trump.
  • In response to this, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said  the Prime Minister took the issue without mentioning the word H-1B.
  • Anand Sharma in Rajya Sabha stated that  restriction on IT professional visa issue not solved despite of Indian PM MODI visit, urged the government to look after it.
  • In Lok Sabha, Uma Bharti said Over 60,000 families in Jhansi, Hamirpur and other districts from Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh will benefit from Ken-Betwa river linking, After this Lok Sabha adjourned for a while.
  • Naresh Agrawal raised the topic of  obscene  and misleading advertisements.
  • Lok Sabha resumes. Speaker again began with Question Hour but opposition MPs continued to shout slogans.
  • Ahmed Hassan spoke on negative impact of GST, cited the example of textile sector employees who protested in Gujarat recently. Other MPs also joined the the discussion.
  • North East MPs talked about Assam floods. Ripun Bora stated Assam government has not taken any contingency plans.
  • Viplove Thakur raised the issue of human trafficking, he said girls being ‘sold off’ to other States on the pretext of marriage, adding in Haryana, brides from states like Odisha are also being “shared” among male members.
  • AIADMK MP Navaneethakrishnan said the farmers are protesting against Centre not the state government, adding as since they haven’t revised the MSP.
  • He also appealed to Tamil Nadu MP’s to visit the farmers who are protesting at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar. In  between this AIADMK MPs objected to the reference.
  • Congress MP Digvijaya Singh talked about the farmers plight, their demand for good prices of produce. He said, since the BJP govt has came to power farmer’s sucide has been increased by 42%.
  • In Rajya Sabha, Naresh Agrawal raised the issue of airlines banning MPs over thier “unruly behaviour”. In response to this, the chair said the law of the land should take care of violation an MP.
  • Meanwhile Lok Sabha started proceedings with Question Hour. Opposition MPs raised slogans, Ashok Gajapati Raju replies to questions, but they continued sloganeerin, later it was adjourned till 11:30 am.
  • Various papers were tabled. Deputy Chiarman P.J. Kurien began the proceeding.
  • Rajya Sabha began with silence as Speaker Hamid Ansari announced the death of  Syed Nizamuddin, a former Rajya Sabha member from Jammu and Kashmir, following which members paid tribute.

Wefornews Bureau

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