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Highlights: Opposition’s ruckus in Rajya Sabha very shameful, says Rajnath Singh

Parliament Session Live Updates: Amid health risks posed by Covid-19, it is expected that the ongoing monsoon session will be cut short and end on September 23.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Sep 21, 2020 15:20 IST
Highlights: Opposition’s ruckus in Rajya Sabha very shameful, says Rajnath Singh
The Indian parliament building is pictured on the opening day of the parliament session in New Delhi. (Photo: Reuters)

The Rajya Sabha on Sunday took up the agriculture-related bills, two of which have been passed in the Lok Sabha, amid farmer protests and walk-outs by opposition parties.

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union minister of agriculture and farmer welfare, moved the Farmers' and Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, in teh Rajya Sabha.

In the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament, 11 out of 20 bills have been cleared by the Lok Sabha and 5 have been approved by both Houses. Now, amidst the push to cut short the session, more bills might be cleared without long debates.

08:11 PM IST

MSP will continue, says Rajnath Singh

I want to assure farmers that minimum support price and APMC will continue; these will never be removed at any cost: Rajnath Singh.

07:52 PM IST

Never seen such misconduct in Parliament, says Rajnath Singh

Everyone saw misbehaviour with the Chair, members tore rule book, climbed podium. I have never seen such misconduct in Parliament: Rajnath Singh

07:45 PM IST

Notice has been given to the Chairman: Rajnath Singh

Notice has been given to the Chairman. A decision will be taken by him. I don't want to say anything politically. This is the prerogative of the Chairman: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, on no-confidence motion by the Opposiion against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh

07:44 PM IST

This happening in Rajya Sabha is an even bigger matter: Rajnath Singh

As far as I know, this has never happened in the history of Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha. This happening in Rajya Sabha is an even bigger matter. Attempts are being made to mislead the farmers on the basis of rumours. What happened is against the decorum of House: Defence Minister

07:42 PM IST

What happened in Rajya Sabha today was saddening: Rajnath Singh

"What happened in Rajya Sabha today was saddening, unfortunate and shameful. It is the responsibility of the ruling side to enable discussions in the House but it is also the duty of the Opposition to maintain decorum," says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on farm bills as he addresses the media.

06:44 PM IST

People have hopes with this Session: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

Covid has become a major challenge for mankind. We are also facing extraordinary circumstances due to Covid. Whenever a problem arose before the nation, this Parliament showed a path. People have hopes with this Session, held in such circumstances: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

03:50 PM IST

No-confidence motion against Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh

Opposition parties submit a no-confidence motion against Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh.

02:02 PM IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 9 am tomorrow

02:02 PM IST

The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 passed in Rajya Sabha

02:01 PM IST

Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 passed in Rajya Sabha

01:35 PM IST

Rajya sabha adjourned

01:26 PM IST

Chaos in Rajya Sabha, TMC members enter well during discussion on farms bills

TMC MP Derek O'Brien and other members of the House entered the well during the discussion on agriculture bills in the House today.

The TMC MP entered the well and showed the House rule book to Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh, during discussion in the House on agriculture bills.

01:03 PM IST

Our manifesto is a horse, BJP compared it with a donkey: Congress

I'll talk about what BJP's President said about our manifesto. He studied our manifesto and brought out a few points from it to compare with their Bill. Our manifesto is a horse and they have tried to compare it with a donkey: Congress' Ahmed Patel in Rajya Sabha

12:46 PM IST

Why is govt 'running away' from giving legal responsibility for MSP, asks Congress

As agriculture-related bills were tabled in the Rajya Sabha, the Congress on Sunday stepped up its attack on the Centre over the issue and accused it of "running away" from giving legal responsibility for the Minimum Support Price (MSP).

12:00 PM IST

Shiv Sena demands special session for farm bills

Can the Government assure the country that after the passing of the agriculture reform Bills, farmers' income will double and no farmer will commit suicide?....A special session should be called to discuss these Bills: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in Rajya Sabha

First published: Sep 20, 2020 08:13 IST