Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: Both Houses adjourned till 12 pm amid sloganeering over Pegasus, farm laws

Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: Both Houses adjourned till 12 pm amid sloganeering over Pegasus, farm laws

Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: Both Houses adjourned till 12 pm amid sloganeering over Pegasus, farm laws

11:17 (IST)

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Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 pm amid sloganeering by Opposition

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the Rajya Sabha's proceedings till 12 pm as Opposition members resorted to sloganeering over the farmers' protests and the Pegasus soyware scandal.

11:15 (IST)

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Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 pm amid Opposition furore over Pegasus, farm laws

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla adjourned the House's proceedings till 12 pm after Opposition members resorted to sloganeering and trooped into the Well, protesting the Pegasus scandal and the government's inaction over the three contentious farm laws.

As members chanted 'Jasoosi bandh karo' (stop the spying), TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee was seen chanting 'Tanashahi nahi chalegi' (dictatorship will not succeed).

11:05 (IST)

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Centre's wong decisions killed 50 lakh people: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that the truth is that the central government’s wrong decisions during the second wave of COVID-19 killed 50 lakh of "our sisters, brothers, mothers and fathers".

His tweet came days after Union minister Bharti Pravin Pawar said no deaths during the second wave could be attributed to the shortage of oxygen.

10:54 (IST)

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Congress MPs protest farm laws within Parliament premises

Punjab Congress MPs staged a protest in front of Gandhi Statue in the premises of Parliament over three farm laws.

Meanwhile, speaking on the Pegasus row, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said, "One can only ask for clarification if the statement is given and the government is doing the same. Not all members will be able to speak. It is an attempt to scuttle down and save themselves."

10:37 (IST)

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Adjournment notices given by Opposition parties

Lok Sabha

(i) Regarding to discuss Pegasus spyware - Congress, AITC, CPI, RSP and IUML

(ii) Demanding to withdraw recently enacted farm laws - Congress, AITC, SAD, CPM, AAP and SS

(iii) Regarding new administrative rules imposed in Lakshadweep - NCP

(iv) Regarding to discuss the issue of stranded Indian students in China - Congress

(v) Regarding to discuss rise in fuel prices - BSP

Rajya Sabha

(i) Demanding to implement assurance of conferring Special category status to Andhra Pradesh - YSRCP

(ii) Regarding alleged phone surveillance by Pegasus spyware - AITC

(iii) Regarding demand for discussion on farmers’ agitation - SP

(iv) Regarding issue of delay in releasing funds for completing Polavaram Project in Andhra Pradesh - YSRCP

(v) Regarding discussion in Central Government’s decision on the strategic disinvestment of Rashtriya Ispat Nigal Ltd (RINL), Visakhapatnam. 

(vi) Demanding assent you Andhra Pradesh DISHA Bill - YSRCP

10:24 (IST)

Bills to be introduced in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

Lok Sabha

  • The Inland Vessels Bill, 2021
  • The Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021
  • The Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020 for consideration and passing in LS
  • The National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021 for consideration and passing in LS

Rajya Sabha

  • The Marine Aids to Navigation Bill, 2021 for consideration and passing in RS

10:19 (IST)

Adjournment, suspension of business notices over Pegasus, farm laws

While AAP MP Bhagwant Mann moved an adjournment motion notice for withdrawal of farm bills, Congress MPs Deepender Singh Hooda and Pratap Singh Bajwa have given a Suspension of Business notice under rule 267 on the issue of farmer's agitation.

Meanwhile Congress Lok Sabha MP Manish Tewari has given Adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over Pegasus issue.

09:50 (IST)

IT minister to speak on Pegasus at 2 pm

Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw will issue a suo motu statement on the Pegasus row in the Rajya Sabha at 2 pm. The minister is also among the list of people targeted by the spyware. Multiple adjournments in the Parliament session that began on 19 July were witnessed due to furore over the Pegasus row.

Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology will be holding a meeting on 28 July to discuss the recent revelations made in the Pegasus Project.

09:41 (IST)

Farmers to hold Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar

Security has been tightened at Delhi's Jantar Mantar as farmers prepare to gather there in protest against the farm laws. 

"I, along with eight others (protesting farmers) will leave for the Singhu border, and then will go to Jantar Mantar. We will hold 'Kisan Sansad' at Jantar Mantar. We will monitor Parliament proceedings," BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said.

09:39 (IST)

Notices by CPI, Congress MPs over oxygen scarcity, farmers' protest

CPI Rajya Sabha MP Binoy Viswam moved a privileged motion notice against an answer in the Upper House by Minister of State Bharati Pravin Pawar that no one has died because of non-availability of oxygen.

Meanwhile, Congress MP Manickam Tagore has given adjournment motion notice on the issue of discussion about prolonged agitation of farmers' against anti-farmers' Bill and direct government to withdraw it.

Parliament Monsoon Session LATEST Updates: On the third day of the Parliament's Monsoon Session, the Opposition is expected to raise the issues of farm laws, oxygen shortage and Pegasus row, which has been the cause of multiple adjournments since proceedings began on Monday.

Even as the Parliament session will continue to discuss these issues, farmers will be holding protests at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar and will hold ‘Kisan Sansads’ on each working day of the Parliament until the Monsoon Session ends.

No session had taken place in the Parliament on Wednesday owing to Eid-ul-Adha.

The Centre and Opposition parties were at loggerheads after after Union minister Bharati Pravin Pawar said that no deaths due to lack of oxygen were specifically reported by states and Union Territories during the second wave. Opposition parties have also hit out at the Centre since it came to light that the Pegasus spyware was used to snoop upon many political leaders, Supreme Court judges and journalists among others.