Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: IT minister to speak on Pegasus row in Rajya Sabha at 2 pm

Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: IT minister to speak on Pegasus row in Rajya Sabha at 2 pm

Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: IT minister to speak on Pegasus row in Rajya Sabha at 2 pm

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.