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Parliament Highlights: Opposition protest on CAA, NRC in both Houses

The Congress, Trinamool Congress (TMC), Left parties, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and some others gave adjournment notices in the Rajya Sabha for demanding immediate discussion on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Feb 03, 2020 21:00 IST
Parliament Highlights: Opposition protest on CAA, NRC in both Houses
Parliament Session

Opposition parties on Monday attacked the government over the CAA, NPR and NRC in Parliament. The Congress, Trinamool Congress (TMC), Left parties, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and some others had given adjournment notices in the Rajya Sabha for demanding immediate discussion on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), they said.

06:06 PM IST

Controversial remarks of BJP leaders have tacit approval from top: Gaurav Gogoi

Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi has alleged that controversial remarks of BJP leaders had "tacit approval from the top" and said that democracy is not about only winning and losing elections but also understanding the true meaning of India, reports ANI.

Participating in the debate on the Motion of Thanks to President's Address in Parliament, Gogoi targeted the BJP-led government over police action over protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

He also targeted the ruling BJP for choosing Parvesh Sahib Singh as its first speaker of the debate, saying the West Delhi MP had been barred for 96 hours from campaigning in Delhi by the Election Commission over his controversial remarks.

"This shows the attitude of the BJP. He was banned by the Election Commission but is supported by the BJP," he said.

04:29 PM IST

Shiv Sena LS member takes on Centre on central govt schemes

Shiv Sena member Vinayak Raut takes on the central government on the various schemes announced by it. He gives the example of Ujjawala Scheme, saying thousands in Maharashtra are waiting to get the benefit under the scheme.

He said that unemployment is a big problem in the country today, not NRC.

Vinayak Raut also said that "you (BJP) cannot teach Hindutva to us", when the BJP members tried to interrupt him.

"If you have courage, give Bharat Ratna to Savarkar," he said.

04:10 PM IST

LS members speaking on motion of the thanks to President Address

Members in the Lok Sabha are speaking on the motion of thanks to President's Address. Many Opposition members have criticised the government on the Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC.

03:18 PM IST

PM should clarify his position on Hegde's remark on Mahatma Gandhi: Congress

The Congress has demanded that the Prime Minister should come to Parliament and clarify his position on Anantkumar Hegde's remarks against Mahatma Gandhi, reports PTI.

03:11 PM IST

Amid slogan shouting by Opposition, RS adjourned till Tuesday

Rajya Sabha resumes, opposition parties continue to disrupt the proceedings of the house. They were shouting slogans and didn't allow BJP's Bhupendra Yadav to move a motion of thanks on President's address.

The deputy chairman then adjourned the Rajya Sabha till 11am on Tuesday.

02:28 PM IST

RS adjourned till 3pm

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 pm after uproar by Opposition over CitizenshipAmendmentAct and NationalRegisterofCitizens

12:36 PM IST

Congress members protest against Anurag Thakur in Lok Sabha

Whenever Anurag Thakur was responding to supplementaries during the Question Hour, the members began sloganeering against him in the Lok Sabha.

12:15 PM IST

Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 1.30 pm for lunch

Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 1.30 pm for lunch.

12:09 PM IST

Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2pm

The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2pm.

12:08 PM IST

An incident like this is a matter of great concern: MoS HRD

Sanjay Dhotre, MoS Human Resource Development (HRD) on last night's firing incident near Jamia University: An incident like this is a matter of great concern, Nishank ji (HRD Minister) and I will discuss the issue.

11:42 AM IST

TMC moves 6 amendments to president's speech; question silence on J-K, CAA, economic slowdown

The TMC has moved amendments to the president's address delivered on Friday at the beginning of the budget session, raising questions on his "silence" on issues relating to CAA protests, economic slowdown and Kashmir clampdown.

11:39 AM IST

Ruckus in Lok Sabha over CAA, NRC

Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla said the House was taking up the important issue of skill development of the youth, hence members should participate in it. However, the members kept raising slogans.

11:34 AM IST

'Save our democracy' chants raised in Lok Sabha

"Say no to CAA", "save our democracy" and "save our Constitution" are some of the slogans raised in the Lok Sabha.

11:29 AM IST

Oppn MPs raise 'Goli maarna band karo' slogans as Anurag Tahkur speaks in Lok Sabha

Opposition MPs raise 'Goli maarna band karo' slogans as MoS Finance Anurag Thakur speaks in Lok Sabha.

11:17 AM IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned until 12 noon

Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned till noon after opposition members seeks to raise NPR, citizenship bill issues.

First published: Feb 03, 2020 10:39 IST