New Delhi | Jagran Politics Desk: As proceedings in both houses were adjourned on Wednesday after repeated protests by Opposition members over several key issues, the Opposition Floor leaders from Rajya Sabha will meet today to chalk out a strategy on the Pegasus issue. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday had said that the entire Opposition is and will remain united on the issues of national security and farm laws.
Earlier on Tuesday, a meeting of all "like-minded" Opposition parties was held to decide on the next course of action if the government ignores the demand on the Pegasus issue in Parliament. Amid the continuous ruckus created by the Opposition over the 'Pegasus Project' issue, both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been facing repeated adjournments during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament. The two Houses have been witnessing protests from the Opposition since the start of the monsoon session on July 19.
Here are the LIVE Updates of Parliament's Monsoon Session:
3:15 pm: Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned for the day following protest by Opposition MPs
3:00 pm: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu today expressed concern over about 90 members of the House being denied opportunities to raise issues of public importance even after their notices were admitted by him, due to persistent disruption of proceedings of the House.
2:40 pm: The estimated cost of demolition of existing structures has not been worked out separately: MoS Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Kaushal Kishore in Lok Sabha
2:25 pm: Till date, the expenditure incurred on these 2 projects are Rs 238 cr for New Parliament Building & Rs 63 cr for Redevelopment of Central Vista Avenue. Estimated costs to be incurred on these 2 projects for FY 2021-22 is Rs 1,289 cr: MoS Housing & Urban Affairs in Lok Sabha
2:00 pm: Under Central Vista Redevelopment/Development Master Plan, only 2 projects - construction of New Parliament Building & Redevelopment of Central Vista Avenue are being implemented,as on date. Details are as under: MoS Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs Kaushal Kishore in LS
1:45 pm: The Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 passed in Rajya Sabha. House has been adjourned till 11 am, tomorrow
1:15 pm: The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021 passed in Lok Sabha
1:00 pm: Opposition MPs continue to protest on Pegasus issue in Lok Sabha, disrupt House proceedings
12:40 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm as Opposition MPs gathered around the well of the House and protested over various issues.
12:32 pm: Opposition MPs protest over the Pegasus issue in Lok Sabha during Zero Hour House adjourned till 1400 hours
12:24 pm: We highlighted that in our approach to global issues we're guided by quest for perfect union but we seek to right historical wrongs.When it comes to freedom,we shouldn't treat it as non-governance or abdication of responsibilities. Our conversation on this should be balanced: EAM
12:17 pm: The MP's (SP's Rewati Raman Singh) observation that there is a comparison b/w India & China is not an accurate one. We had a very detailed conversation on a number of issues: EAM Dr S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha on question by the MP on India-US relations & human rights violations
12:10 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned till 1230 hours amid sloganeering by Opposition MPs
11:58 am: Farmers' issues are a priority for BSP & Shiromani Akali Dal. For us,the issue of spying is important too as it's a threat to democracy. How can the House function until & unless govt discusses issues of farmers, spying & inflation? Govt is mocking democracy: BSP MP Ritesh Pandey
11:52 am: Delhi: Opposition MPs, including Shiromani Akali Dal's Harsimrat Kaur Badal and BSP's Ritesh Pandey, protest in the Parliament premises over Central Government's three farm laws.
11:47 am: Govt, Speaker & Chairman are requesting. We requested them personally. Despite that, they're not allowing House to run. Not right if they say that we (Govt) don't want House to run. COVID was discussed in RS but they don't discuss it in LS. This is most unfortunate: Pralhad Joshi
11:40 am: A non-issue is unnecessarily being made an issue. Can thousands of people across the world be spied upon? What Rahul Gandhi says, he doesn't understand. That is his basic problem. He speaks most immaturely: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Congress MP Rahul Gandhi
11:30 am: Some members of the House are repeating incidents that are against Parliament rules; If this continues, I'll have to taken an action against those members in order to maintain the decorum of the House, said Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla before adjourning the House
11:25 am: Lok Sabha adjourned till 1130 hours amid ruckus over Opposition MPs tearing papers and throwing them in the House yesterday
11:20 am: TMC is allergic to all the Hindi-speaking people that's why they called me 'Bihari Gunda'. This is an attack on Bihar's pride. I have submitted all the facts to the Speaker. She (Mahua Moitra) should apologise: BJP MP Nishikant Dubey
11:15 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon amid protest by Opposition MPs soon after the session began for the day
11:05 am: Union ministers Piyush Goyal & Pralhad Joshi met Opposition leaders while a meeting of opposition leaders was underway. The ministers asked opposition leaders to support the House to pass bills.Opposition leaders insisted on discussion on Pegasus issue,and inflation&farmers issue
11:00 am: Delhi | Congress MPs hold protest at the Parliament in support of farmers
10:35 am: We have been demanding a discussion in the Parliament on the hike in prices of all essential commodities. Being an MP, if we are not allowed a discussion in the Parliament, then, where will we raise such issues: Congress MP Ripun Bora
10:20 am: Delhi | Congress MP Ripun Bora rides a bicycle to the Parliament to protest against the rise in fuel prices
10:00 am: We only want discussion on Pegasus issue. For that, PM Modi and Home Minister's presence is necessary. This (snooping) is treason. If they let us discuss the issue, the House will function properly. We've also called an all-party meet today: LoP in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge
9:10 am: Congress MP Manish Tewari has given adjournment motion notice demanding discussion on the 'Pegasus project' issue
8:45 am: Congress MP B Manickam Tagore has given adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha demanding a discussion in the presence of Prime Minister or Home Minister on the Pegasus issue
8:30 am: Opposition Floor leaders from Rajya Sabha to meet today to chalk out a strategy on the Pegasus issue
8:15 am: Monsoon session | Congress Lok Sabha MPs to meet at Congress Parliamentary Party office at 1030 hours today
8:00 am: The opposition on Wednesday hardened its stand on the Pegasus spyware issue with 14 parties unitedly demanding a debate in Parliament in the presence of the prime minister or the home minister and a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the matter.
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