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LIVE| Rajya Sabha takes up the issue of air pollution in Delhi-NCR

Here are the highlights of the proceedings in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Nov 21, 2019 18:58 IST
LIVE| Rajya Sabha takes up the issue of air pollution in Delhi-NCR
Environment minister Prakash Javadekar in Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha on Thursday discussed the issue of air pollution plaguing Delhi and surrounding states at length with several political party representatives taking potshots at each other for inaction.

In the Upper House, Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Jitendra Singh laid key papers on the table of the house.

When the issue of air pollution in Delhi-NCR was raised in the house on Thursday, RJD MP Manoj K Jha and senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh sought attention of the minister of environment, forest and climate change Prakash Javadekar to the situation arising out of dangerous levels of air pollution in the national capital and across the nation.

Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan shall move that The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 be passed.

Here are the updates:

12:16 PM IST

'RTI revealed govt overruled RBI on electoral bonds': Manish Tewari

Congress MP Manish Tewari in Lok Sabha, said, "I want to draw the attention of the House towards electoral bonds. The electoral bond scheme was limited to elections. RTI in 2018 revealed that government overruled Reserve Bank of India on electoral bonds."

12:15 PM IST

PM Modi present in Rajya Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is present in the Upper House.

12:07 PM IST

RS proceeding resumes

Rajya Sabha proceedings resume

12:07 PM IST

RS Chairman adjourned House after Oppn members insisted on suspending Zero Hour

The Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu earlier adjourned the house till 12 noon after members insisted on suspending the other business and taking up, on priority, the issues of RBI reservation on electoral bonds, Supreme Court order on eviction of forest dwellers and concerns on disinvestment.

The Chairman said that the issues do not warrant suspension of other businesses and wanted the Zero Hour to continue. But with members from opposition parties insisting on their demand, the Chairman adjourned the House.


11:33 AM IST

Issue of Mullaperiyar dam being discussed in LS

A discussion in Lok Sabha is taking place on the Mullaperiyar dam. Two Congress members and A Raja of DMK spoke on the issue. Union minister for Jal Shakti ministry, Gajendra Shekhawat, replied.

11:30 AM IST

TDP lawmaker gives Zero Hour notice in RS on Amravati issue

TDP lawmaker K Ravindra Kumar on Thursday gave a Zero Hour notice in the Rajya Sabha over the delay in construction of the new capital city of Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh.

Earlier this month, the YSRCP government in Andhra Pradesh cancelled an agreement with a consortium of Singaporean companies for the development of Amaravati capital city startup area project.

11:19 AM IST

'Our duty to maintain dignity of House': Lok Sabha Speaker

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla told Opposition MPs raising slogans in the House during Question Hour, "it is our duty to maintain the dignity of the House. Please do not come to the well of the house. I have always given all a chance for debate and discussion."

11:18 AM IST

Cong MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury speaking on adjournment motion

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, speaking in Lok Sabha on the adjournment motion over 'lack of transparency in the entire scheme of electoral bonds'

11:16 AM IST

Trinamool Cong gives adjournment motion notice in LS over NRC issue

Trinamool Congress has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over "implementation of NRC all over the country"

11:09 AM IST

RS proceedings adjourned till 12 noon

Proceedings in Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon over the issue of disinvestment of PSUs and electoral bonds

11:05 AM IST

Suspension of Business notice by CPI over selling of stake in 5 PSUs

CPI has given Suspension of Business notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 over "selling of entire stake in 5 PSUs including BPCL (Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited)"

10:58 AM IST

Zero Hour Notice by NCP member on JNU fee hike issue

Nationalist Congress Party MP Vandana Chavan has given Zero hour notice in Rajya sabha over the matter of fee hike in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

10:57 AM IST

BJP's RS members call attention of govt on pollution in RS

In a rarity, members of the ruling BJP have called the attention of government to pollution in the Rajya Sabha today. They are RK Sinha, Vijay Goel and KJ Alphons.

First published: Nov 21, 2019 09:43 IST