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Highlights: Govt introduces five bills in RS on first day of Monsoon session

The Lok Sabha on Monday saw opposition parties, led by the Congress, up in arms against the decision to do away with Question Hour and private members' business during the monsoon session.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Sep 14, 2020 21:19 IST
Highlights: Govt introduces five bills in RS on first day of Monsoon session
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The Lok Sabha on Monday saw opposition parties, led by the Congress, up in arms against the decision to do away with Question Hour and private members' business during the monsoon session.

The lower house adopted the motion to suspend Question Hour as the government maintained that it was not running away from any discussion and will reply to all questions raised by the opposition. Opposition members accused the government of stifling democracy.

Some members of the lower house attended the proceedings while being seated in the Rajya Sabha chamber as Parliament met for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic.

It was later adjourned till 3pm on Tuesday.

Catch major highlights here:

09:15 PM IST

Govt introduces five bills in Rajya Sabha on first day of Monsoon session

On its first day of the monsoon session, the government in Rajya Sabha introduced as many as five bills, including on reduction in the remuneration of ministers and protection of healthcare professional in epidemic.

08:27 PM IST

Rajya Sabha adopts motion to do away with Question Hour, private members' business during Monsoon session

Rajya Sabha on Monday adopted a motion to do away with the Question Hour and private members' business during the Monsoon session, which is being held amid the coronavirus pandemic.

06:57 PM IST

RS adopts motion against starred questions and introduction of 'private member business'

Rajya Sabha adopts motion against starred questions and introduction of 'private member business' in the house during this session, in view of Covid-19.

06:22 PM IST

Eight bills were introduced, two passed: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

Around 400 MPs were present (in Lok Sabha) during the session today. Eight bills were introduced and two bills were passed: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

05:50 PM IST

3,186 incidents of ceasefire violations along LoC between Jan 1 till Sep 7: MoS Defence Shripad Naik

There have been 3,186 incidents of ceasefire violations along LoC in Jammu region between Jan 1 and Sept 7 this year. In addition, 242 incidents of cross-border firing have occurred along Indo-Pak border in Jammu till Aug 31 this year: MoS Defence Shripad Naik in Rajya Sabha

There have been 8 fatal casualties and 2 non-fatal casualties of Army personnel in Jammu and Kashmir till Sept 7 this year. There have been 5 non-fatal casualties of BSF personnel along international border & Loc in J&K: MoS Defence Shripad Naik in Rajya Sabha

06:09 PM IST

The respect I hold for Harivansh ji, each member of the House shares: PM Modi

The respect I hold for Harivansh ji, each member of the House shares. He has earned this respect. His unbiased role in the Parliament strengthens our democracy: Prime Minister Modi in Rajya Sabha on the election of Harivansh as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

After becoming an MP, Harivanshi ji has always ensured how all MPs can become more dutiful. The journalist inside him has stayed alive: PM Narendra Modi

05:43 PM IST

I congratulate him: Cong RS MP Ghulam Nabi Azad on the election of NDA's Harivansh

This is the second time he has been elected as the deputy chairman of the House. I congratulate him. He has been just to members of all parties: Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ghulam Nabi Azad on the election of NDA's Rajya Sabha deputy chairman candidate Harivansh

05:26 PM IST

NDA candidate Harivansh elected as Rajya Sabha deputy chairman

BJP Rajya Sabha MP JP Nadda moves motion to elect NDA candidate Harivansh as the Deputy Chairman of the House.

MP Thaawarchand Gehlot seconds the motion.

I declare that Harivansh ji has been chosen as the deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha: Rajya Sabha Chairman M.Venkaiah Naidu

A voice vote was conducted for the election of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman.

04:27 PM IST

359 members attended Lok Sabha on first day of monsoon session

359 members attended proceedings of Lok Sabha on the first day of monsoon session: Lok Sabha Secretariat

04:08 PM IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned for an hour in honour of MPs who recently passed away

Rajya Sabha adjourned for one hour till 4:40 pm in the honour of the departed souls: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu

04:07 PM IST

Rajya Sabha pays tributes to former MPs who passed away recently

Rajya Sabha pays tributes to former MPs Pranab Mukherjee, Beni Prasad Verma, Amar Singh and others who passed away recently.

03:47 PM IST

Rajya Sabha MPs seated in visitor's gallery

Rajya Sabha MPs seated in the visitor's gallery to ensure social distancing in view of Covid-19.

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03:45 PM IST

Rajya Sabha proceedings begin

The Rajya Sabha proceedings begin on the first day of Monsoon Session.

The session began with Lok Sabha assembling in the morning.

01:20 PM IST

Lok Sabha adjourned till September 15

Lok Sabha has been adjourned till September 15 3pm.

01:19 PM IST

Speaker Om Birla thanks parliamentarians

Speaker of the Lok Sabha thanked parliamentarians for smooth conducting of the session.

First published: Sep 14, 2020 08:56 IST