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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.

11:07 AM IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned until 2 PM

Rajya Sabha chairman and Vice President adjourns the Rajya Sabha until 2 PM.

11:06 AM IST

BJP Parliamentary Committee meeting ends

BJP parliamentary committee meeting ends as parliamentarians move towards the Upper and Lower Houses

10:57 AM IST

Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019 to be tabled in Rajya Sabha

Union Minister Prahlad Patel will table Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which will be taken up for consideration and passage.

Congress has been opposing the Bill because seeks to amend this to include the leader of largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha as a member. The Congress chief is a permanent member of the panel which plans to erect a national memorial saluting the sacrifices made by those slaughtered in the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

10:40 AM IST

CPI(M) Rajya Sabha MLA gives suspension of business notice

Rajya Sabha MP Binoy Viswan gives suspension of business notice over the JNU issue.

10:40 AM IST

Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) & Trinamool Congress (TMC) raise JNU issue in Lower House

These three parties have given an adjournment notice to the Lower House over the JNU fee hikes and subsequent protests

10:29 AM IST

Congress gives adjournment notice over withdrawal of Special Protection Group (SPG) protection of the Gandhis

The SPG protection cover was withdrawn last week after recommendation from a top security review panel that carries out a threat perception analysis of protected persons. Gandhis continue to get Z+ security and are protected by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

First published: Nov 19, 2019 09:52 IST