Parliament monsoon session UPDATES: RS adjourned for the day after ruckus over Assam NRC

Parliament of India
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New Delhi, August 1: The tenth day of Parliament monsoon session began on a stormy note as the Rajya Sabha witnessed uproar over Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft. 

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after protests by TMC and other opposition members over NRC Assam draft issue.

Soon after resumed at 11 am today, Chairman Venkaiah Naidu expressed displeasure as the opposition raised an objection to BJP President Amit Shah’s speech on NRC draft.

When Naidu asked BJP President Amit Shah to conclude his statement from yesterday on NRC Assam, the opposition created a ruckus, forcing adjournment of the House till noon.

Yesterday also both the houses witnessed disruption over the NRC issue.

Union Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad is expected to introduce The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2018. While, the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 and The National Sports University Bill, 2018 are also listed for business.

Yesterday, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill was passed in Lok Sabha yesterday and the house also held a discussion on Ronhingya community.

Updates: 

Meanwhile, Question Hour continues in Lok Sabha.

Naidu told the house that he will be allowed to speak after Question Hour.

The majority of the House protested over Amit Shah’s comment on Tuesday in which he evolved former Prime Minister Rajeev Gandhi, the MPs told Venkaiah Naidu.”There has been precedence earlier. The House is in consensus. Let’s allow the Question Hour and after that home minister Rajnath Singh can address the Rajya Sabha.”

Naidu says Question Hour will be allowed after Amit Shah has finished his speech.

After the house reconvened, Naidu allowed Question Hour at 2 pm.

Majority of the House is agitated over Amit Shah’s comment on Tuesday, the MPs tell Venkaiah Naidu. “There has been precedence earlier. The House is in consensus. Let’s allow the Question Hour and after that home minister Rajnath Singh can address the Rajya Sabha.”

Naidu says Question Hour will be allowed after Amit Shah has finished his speech.

Congress leader Anand Sharma wanted Shah’s remarks expunged, saying it insulted every Prime Minister since Rajiv Gandhi, in response to this the Chair stated he will look into it.

After Chairman Venkaiah Naidu asked BJP President Amit Shah to conclude his statement from yesterday on NRC Assam, the opposition created a ruckus, forcing adjournment of the House till noon.

“I was very upset yesterday when some members ran menacingly towards the well of the house, I hope it will not be repeated. I don’t want to name anybody, house should function smoothly” said Naidu.

As Rajya Sabha resumed at 11 am today, Chairman Venkaiah Naidu got up from his chair after the opposition raised an objection to Amit Shah’s speech on NRC draft.

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