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Live: Lok Sabha discusses issue of air pollution in Delhi for 3rd day

  • Here are the highlights of the proceedings in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Friday.
By HT Correspondent | Updated: Nov 22, 2019 15:18 IST
Live: Lok Sabha discusses issue of air pollution in Delhi for 3rd day
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

Proceedings in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have begun.

Among the issues that will be discussed in the Upper House on Friday are matters related to the well being of and employment of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, ownership rights of dwellings to people from underprivileged section and constitution of a new army regiment called the Tribal Regiment. The issue of universal health scheme is also likely to come up in the Rajya Sabha.


In the Lok Sabha, Union ministers S Yesso Naik and Ashwini Kumar Choubey will lay papers on the Table of the House. Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan introduced a bill to prohibit the production, manufacture, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertisement of electronic cigarettes in the interest of public health to protect the people from harm.


Here are the updates:

11:32 AM IST

BJP's Vijay Goel raises issue of Delhi's water quality in Rajya Sabha

BJP member Vijay Goel speaks on the issue of Delhi's water quality in Rajya Sabha. He said, "half of Delhi is drinking contaminated water. Only 70% areas have pipelines, most of the illegal colonies do not get piped water." He mentions the BIS report on water quality.

Members of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) protested against Vijay Goel's statement leading to ruckus in the House, prompting an angry response from Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu who asked members to maintain decorum.

11:24 AM IST

Cong holds protest in Parliament premises over electoral bonds issue

Congress MPs held a protest in Parliament premises on Friday demanding transparency in electoral bonds, demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaks his silence over it.

Present at the protest site near the Gandhi statue were Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor, Karti Chidambaram and Manish Tewari among others.

11:19 AM IST

AAP notice in RS over privatisation of PSUs

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh has given zero-hour notice in Rajya Sabha over 'privatisation of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs)'.

11:11 AM IST

Cong has given Suspension of Business Notice in RS on electoral bonds scheme issue

Congress party has given Suspension of Business Notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267, over "reservation expressed by RBI (Reserve Bank of India) and ECI (Election Commission of India) on Electoral Bonds Scheme"

First published: Nov 22, 2019 10:48 IST