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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Parliament Session Highlights: SPG (Amendment) Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

Union home minister Amit Shah will move the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill 2019 in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Dec 04, 2019 10:33 IST
Parliament Session Highlights: SPG (Amendment) Bill passed in Rajya Sabha
File photo of Rajya Sabha

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will on Tuesday move The Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha.

According to a home ministry statement, the bill says, "family members of a former Prime Minister who reside with him at his allotted accommodation will get security cover of the SPG only for five years, from the date he/she ceases to hold the office of Prime Minister."

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri will move, for consideration and passage in the Upper House, the bill to provide special provisions for the National Capital Territory of Delhi for recognising the property rights of residents in unauthorised colonies.

In the Lok Sabha, the Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 will be introduced by Union Minister Mansukh Mandavia for consideration.

The bill is to provide for the regulation of recycling of ships by setting certain standards and laying down the statutory mechanism for enforcement of such standards

Here are the updates:

04:45 PM IST

SPG (Amendment) Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha passes The Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill 2019 restricting use of elite SPG reported news agency PTI.

02:30 PM IST

'Our govt wants to discontinue the VIP culture': BJP's Neeraj Shekhar

BJP's Neeraj Shekhar, son of former prime minister Chandra Shekhar and himself a former SPG protectee, says Special Protection Group should only be for the prime minister. Says there should be security check even for those under SPG cover.

Adds, today's youth doesn't like the VIP culture. Says, the BJP government wants to discontinue the VIP culture.

Adds, when the SPG cover for former PMs like VP Singh, Devegowda and others was removed, it wasn't questioned.

02:16 PM IST

Congress' Vivek Tankha speaks on SPG Amendment Bill

Vivek K Tankha of Congress speaking on the bill. Gives history of how the Act came into existence. Questions government's intention in bringing the amendment.

Mentions the security lapse at Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's residence. Asks the government to 'rise above party politics', says this is not a topic for politics.

02:04 PM IST

SPG (Amendment) Bill in RS

The Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill is tabled in the Rajya Sabha by Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy. Says there is no politics in this; the only consideration is that there should be no diversion from the security of the prime minister.

01:02 PM IST

BJP's Hema Malini raises issue of quality of education

BJP's Mathura Member of Parliament Hema Malini, raised the issue of quality of education in Lok Sabha. She said, "At many places (rural) in my constituency, schools are being operated in open. Children in villages are not receiving quality education. I demand that public-private partnership model be implemented in school education.

12:55 PM IST

No pardon to Rajoana convicted for the assassination of Punjab's s ex-CM Beant Singh: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday told the Lok Sabha that no pardon has been given to Balwant Singh Rajoana, who was convicted for the assassination of the then Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh in 1995.

Shah made the announcement in the Lok Sabha while responding to Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu, Beant Singh's grandson, during Question Hour.

12:51 PM IST

BJP's Poonam Mahajan takes on Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

BJP MP Poonam Mahajan said in Lok Sabha, "Yesterday all MPs stood together on issue of rape and murder of Telangana doctor. But after some time, for someone whose name has 'patience' in it (referring to Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury), he lost patience. What he said about finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman was very bad."

She further said, "It is you who is weak ( to Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury) because you are standing for the safety and prestige of the woman of one particular family."

12:20 PM IST

BJP demands apology from Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury over his remarks on PM Modi

There was uproar in the Lok Sabha. The Bharatiya Janata Party MPs asked for an apology from Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury over his statements on PM Modi, HM Amit Shah and FM Nirmala Sitharaman.

12:19 PM IST

MoS Home appeal to people to download 112 emergency helpline app

GK Reddy, Minister of State, Home, said in Lok Sabha, "I appeal to people of the nation to download '112' emergency helpline app. It's being implemented across the country. GRP and police at railway stations and CISF are providing security at airports. Money has been sanctioned to the states to implement '112' helpline."

11:50 AM IST

'Keep culprits in jail permanently': Hema Malini on Telangana rape-murder case

BJP MP from Mathura, Hema Malini, speaking in Parliament premises on the incident of rape and murder of woman veterinarian in Telangana, said, "Everyday we are hearing these things happening to women, women being harassed. My suggestion is to keep the culprits in jail permanently, once they go in jail they should not be released at all."

11:48 AM IST

AAP lawmakers protest against rise in onion prices

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MPs Sanjay Singh and Sushil Gupta held protest in Parliament premises against rise in onion prices. MP Sanjay Singh said, "32,000 tonnes onions rotted away, why didn't Centre take action? You can let onions rot away but cannot sell it at lower prices?"

<p>AAP lawmakers protest against rise in onion prices</p>
Aam Aadmi Party MPs protesting against the rise in prices of onions at Parliament premises, December 3, 2019.
11:35 AM IST

Cong, IUML give notice in LS over rising prices of onions

Congress, IUML give adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over 'rising prices of onions'

11:29 AM IST

Cong to raise issue of security breach at Priyanka Gandhi's house

Congress MP Kodikunnil Suresh says the party will raise the issue of security breach at Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's residence in Parliament today. "Congress party will raise this issue in Rajya Sabha today. In Lok Sabha our leaders will raise this issue today during the Zero Hour and we will move Adjournment Motion on this issue tomorrow," Suresh told ANI.

11:17 AM IST

Zero Hour notice by BJP's RS lawmaker over fake call centres

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Surendra Singh Nagar has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'mushrooming fake call centres in the country'.

11:01 AM IST

Parliament sessions begin

Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha sessions begin

First published: Dec 03, 2019 10:38 IST