Parliament Budget Session: Lok Sabha passes Delhi Amendment Bill, 2021 | As it happened
New Delhi | Jagran Politics Desk: With a rise in coronavirus cases across the country, several opposition parties, led by Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), have demanded the Sine Die adjournment of the second part of the Parliament Budget Session. Though there has been no official confirmation, media reports suggest that the Parliament Budget Session will end before Holi.
Meanwhile, the central government is planning to bring several crucial bills, including Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, in the Rajya Sabha. The AAP has criticised the bill, saying it will give more power to the Lieutenant General in day-to-day functioning.
Here are the highlights of the day:
17:45 pm: BREAKING: The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 passed by Lok Sabha
15:57 pm: We've been hearing about FDI limit being raised and that it'll form another East India company. It's only an upper limit, increasing doesn't mean foreign investment will increase. Policy holders' funds will be invested only within India, says Finance Mininister Nirmala Sitharaman in Lok Sabha.
Policy holders' funds will not go out. FDI will be fairly established, it will not only bring in the capital but greater competition. Consumers will have more choices, there'll be best practices brought in from across the world, she added.
15:01 pm: BREAKING: Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2021 passed in Lok Sabha.
14:21 pm: Shiv Sena walked out from Lok Sabha today amid the raising of the Maharashtra issue in the House.
14:20 pm: This Bill (National Bank for Financing Infrastructure amd Development) was brought in by UPA and Sushma Swaraj-Arun Jaitley had objected to it. I ask FM & Govt what made them change mind because when Chidambaram had brought it, you spoke vociferously against it: NCP MP Supriya Sule
12:49 pm: On what basis was a man suspended for 16 years and jailed, reinstated? When there was BJP government, Uddhav Thackeray himself had called up Devendra Fadnavis for reinstating Sachin Waze, Fadnavis had refused. When Thackeray government came, they reinstated him, says Independent MP Navneet Ravi Rana.
12:31 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm amid uproar in the House by leaders including Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. They raised the recent corruption allegations against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
12:25 pm: Perhaps it is the first incident of the country where the CM (Maharashtra) holds a press conference in support of the API who was given a target of Rs 100 crore, he says that he is the best Police personnel in the country. How does this happen?, says BJP MP Rakesh Singh in Lok Sabha.
11:38 am: Reports also suggest that the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development Bill, 2021 will be introduced in the Lok Sabha today.
11:30 am: According to a The Hindu report, the Finance Bill 2021 will be discussed in the Lok Sabha today.
10:50 am: BJP MP Mahesh Poddar has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over "demand to set up headquarters of Steel Research and Technology Mission of India (SRTMI) in Jharkhand's Ranchi."
10:20 am: Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda gives Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha, over the "demand for compensation to all farmers who lost their lives in ongoing farmer agitation and initiative by the govt to end the deadlock".
10:15 am: Congress MP Manish Tewari gives Adjournment Motion in Lok Sabha over the issue of coup-affected Myanmar nationals seeking entry in India.
9:58 am: Notably, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla had tested coronavirus positive last week.
9:30 am: Gupta has also written a letter to Rajya Sabha chairman and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, requesting him the adjournment of the session.
"This is to bring to your kind notice that there is an alarming rise in Corona cases nearing a peak situation again nationwide. It is requested to adjourn the parliament session as a precautionary measure for safety of respected members and the staff," the letter read.
9:25 am: Amid rising coronavirus cases across India, AAP MP Narain Dass Gupta has demanded Sine Die adjournment of the Budget Session of the Parliament.
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