Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Opposition stages walkout from Lok Sabha after Rajnath’s statement on Mob lynching

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New Delhi, July 19 :Opposition party members belonging to Congress, NCP and RJD have staged a walkout in the Lok Sabha expressing dissatisfaction with Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement on incidents of mob lynching.

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UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress floor leader Mallikarju Kharge led the walkout by party MPs which was also joined by members from the left parties, RJD and NCP.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said, “The Home Minister’s statement in Lok Sabha on mob lynching was not satisfactory at all, that is why we staged a walkout from the house. This is not a game of ping pong that states and Centre keep shifting responsibilities.”

Monsoon Session Day2 Live updates:

 

Home Minister Rajnath Singh  addresses the House on lynching.

“The lynching incidents happened in the past well. I condemn all the incidents on behalf of my government. Unverified reports, fake news spread through social media is a trigger. It is the state government’s responsibility to ensure that no such incidents take place in the future. Law and order is a state subject. This is why we have requested the social media operators to keep a tab in order to avoid the spread of fake information, “Rajnath said.

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Congress has given adjournment notice in Lok Sabha over the issue of mob lynching.

The government is set to introduce the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill 2018 in Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

Congress  chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday tweeted, “Every Indian has the right to know the truth. The BJP believes the truth must be hidden from the people and they must not question people in power. The changes proposed to the RTI will make it a useless Act. They must be opposed by every Indian.”

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Proceedings for the second day of the monsoon session of the parliament have begun with the question hour in the Lok Sabha and the zero hour in the Rajya Sabha.

The government has proposed changes to three sections of the RTI Act, which are related to ranks, salaries, allowances and tenure of the Chief Information Commissioners and Information Commissioners of the Centre and states.

The Opposition is firm to challenge it and said it is committed to fighting any “attempt” by the Centre to “dilute” the Act and resist any amendments to it.

The Congress has said the BJP-led central government is “destroying” institutions and legislations of transparency and accountability in the country.

 

In Rajya Sabha, Minister of State Jitendra Singh will introduce amendments to Right to Information Act, while Lok Sabha will take up the crucial The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 that seeks to establish a National Commission for Backward Classes.

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