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Its high time we stop politicising the issue of air pollution: Gautam Gambhir

Congress raised slogans seeking reasons behind removal of SPG cover of the Gandhis'. BSP MP Danish Ali raises JNU issue.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Nov 19, 2019 18:32 IST
Its high time we stop politicising the issue of air pollution: Gautam Gambhir
Parliament Winter session enters Day 2

The second day of the winter session of the Parliament saw heated exchanges between the Opposition and the Centre on removal of SPG cover of the Gandhis'.

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned by the Upper House Chairman and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu after few lawmakers started raising the JNU issue, as the former had earlier requested to pay attention to important matters at hand.

Nishikant Dubey, BJP MP from Jharkhand raised the issue of cyber crime and left-wing extremism affecting several parts of Jharkhand while TMC MP Pratima Mandal raised the issue of gender neutral toilets for transgenders. Tapir Gao, BJP lawmaker from Arunachal expressed his concern over Chinese aggression and asked the government to help prevent Doklam-like situations from happening. Discussion will continue in the Lok Sabha on the Bill designed to further amend the Chit Funds Act, 1982, as finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will look to move the Bill. The second day of the winter session of the Parliament will see Union minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan move the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 along with the motion to further amend the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 in the Rajya Sabha. He will also seek to withdraw the National Commission for Human Resources for Health Bill, 2011 in the Upper House.

01:57 PM IST

Rajasthan and Manipur only states to pass law punishing lynching

Union minister of state for home Nityananda Rai said the Centre, following a Supreme Court directive, has issued two advisories to state governments to check incidents of lynching, reports PTI.

01:45 PM IST

BJP MP Sukanta Majumdar says teachers are struggling in West Bengal

'Teacher's in Bengal are underpaid, and it affects the education sector badly', says the MP from Balurghat. He said that Centre government should come to the rescue of the teachers.

01:43 PM IST

Nagina BSP MP Girish Chandra demands scholarship for SC/ST students

Chandra says UP government should help SC/ST students with scholarship and economic benefits or else these students can never adapt themselves and will not be able to be a part of the mainstream.

01:32 PM IST

Saugata Roy, TMC lawmakers from Bengal raises JNU issue

Dumdum lawmaker says that treatment meted out to these students was inhuman.

01:03 PM IST

Tapir Gao raises Doklam issue

BJP MP from Arunachal East says that media and the government should concentrate on the Chinese infiltration attempts on the Arunachal border and prevent Doklam-like incidents from occurring.

12:54 PM IST

Tamil Nadu MP raises the demise of Sujith Wilson, the toddler who fell down a borewell and died during Diwali

Karur Congress MP S. Jothimani said that the incident still sends shivers down her spine. She says that several government agencies do not have adequate measures to tackle these situations and one has to depend on NDRF, SDRF and CRPF. She asks the Centre to boost its disaster management and response systems.

12:41 PM IST

Godda MP Dr. Nishikant Dubey raises issue of LWE

The lawmaker from Jharkhand lawmaker says that some people who support China are aiding the left-wing extremists. He also says that the areas around his constituency has become a spot for cyber crime. He also pitched for a law against religious conversions.

12:19 PM IST

Pratima Mandal raises the issue of separate toilets for transgenders

The TMC lawmaker said that the lack of toilets for transgendered people puts them at the risk of diseases as well threatens their security.

12:15 PM IST

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Choudhury raises removal of SPG cover of the Gandhis

The Congress lawmaker from Bengal raised the issue and said that removal of security to Gandhis was unconstitutional

12:09 PM IST

'Centre should apologise for mistreating JNU students': Kunwar Danish Ali

The BSP MP from Amroha said that JNU students were subjected to police brutality and Centre should apologize.

12:02 PM IST

KRRK Raju of the YSRCP asks Centre about details of Kisan Samman Nidhi

The lawmaker from Narsapuram asks the Centre details including the benefits,

norms and conditions of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi

11:55 AM IST

Bhiwandi BJP MP asks Centre details of the schemes being implemented to promote skill development among farmers

Former actor and BJP Gorakhpur MP Ravindra Shyamnarayan says the ruckus is being caused by the Opposition because they do not care about farmers' welfare. He also says recently inaugurated sugar refineries and production units have brought smiles to farmers faces.

11:22 AM IST

Haryana BJP MP Dharambir Singh asks Govt whether it will promote usage of bio-fertilizers

BJP MP from Bhiwani-Mahendragarh asks the Centre on what steps are being taken to check the side effects caused by chemical fertilizers used by farmers on food crops. Kailash Choudhary, MoS, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, says 664 crore rupees have been invested to promote and expand usage of bio-fertilizers among farmers.

11:16 AM IST

'Tanashahi Bandh Karo' slogans raised in the Parliament

'We want justice' slogans continue to ring around the Speaker's well. Speaker Om Birla tries to calm down the lawmakers citing that issue of doubling of farmers' income is an important issue.

11:12 AM IST

Opposition raise slogans and gather round the Speaker

Opposition members raise slogans 'We want justice' and gather round the Speaker. P Rupala, MoS, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, raises the question Doubling of Farmers’ Income by 2022 and gets proceedings underway.

First published: Nov 19, 2019 09:52 IST