Parliament winter Session Day 3: Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017 passes in RS

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New Delhi, Dec 19: As Parliament winter session entered to its third day on Tuesday, both the houses witnessed stormy scenes as opposition demanded apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remark against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The winter session commenced on December 15 and it will conclude on January 5 next year.

On the other hand leaders of Trinamool Congress held a protest at Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament demanding withdrawal of Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill.

Here are the updates:

Lok Sabha

Union minister of state for housing and urban affairs Hardeep Singh Puri tabled amendment bill on real estate acquisition.

He also criticised move to rename Dyal Singh College as Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya.

In a country where 70%people live in villages, and only around 3%people are able to speak English, what has the government done to improve quality of education in villages, asks Agarwal.

Lok Sabha discussed the Central Road Fund Amendment Bill 2017.

Smajwadi Party leader, Naresh Agarwal said the government has taken three and a half years to make such a move on autonomy.

Ruckus prompted Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to adjourn the lower house till 12 noon.

The proceeding began amid uproar by the Congress as they demanded an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his comment on Manmohan Singh.

Rajya Sabha 

The Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017 passed in the upper house.

Reacting to Chidambaram’s point, Jaitely stated we are in favour of bringing petroleum products under GST. We would await consensus of the states and hope states agree to the consensus sooner or later.

Former finance minister P Chidambaram, said now that BJP is in power in 19 states and at the Centre what prevents them from bringing petroleum products under GST? When will the GST Council take up this subject.

After that discussion shifted to GST Council.

Later, Azad raised issue of PM Modi’s remark against former Prime Minister, saying   Manmohan Singh’s ji integrity and loyalty to the country has been questioned. Modi should come in the house and make it clear which created in the house

Responding to this, Leader of the House Arun Jaitley on the behalf of government said we will certainly invite all my colleagues, including leader of the opposition and try and discuss, find a solution to the issue.

Meanwhile, Congress MP Anand Sharma stated “Issue of special courts for criminal netas raised in Rajya Sabha, Congress MP Anand Sharma says “Government should ensure allocation of adequate funds for setting up enough number of courts so that people do not remain in prison for long periods and the trial is done”

Leader of opposition, Ghulam Nabi Azad said law should be for everybody, legislatures alone should not be singled out.

During zero hour, the proceeding started with a debate on special courts for criminal leaders.


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