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Thursday, Jan 30, 2020

Live | 'Govt cannot suppress my voice': P Chidambaram attends Parliament

Former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram is attending the Parliament on Thursday.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Dec 05, 2019 14:34 IST
Live | 'Govt cannot suppress my voice': P Chidambaram attends Parliament
Former finance minister P Chidambaram with his son Karti Chidambaram at the Parliament House, Dec 5, 2019.

Former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, who was released on bail in the INX Media case on Wednesday, arrived at Parliament House on Thursday to attend the ongoing winter session.

Introduction of the International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019, will be tabled in both houses of Parliament on Thursday.

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will move the bill for consideration in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

The Bill is to provide for the establishment of an authority to develop and regulate the financial services market in the International Financial Services Centres in India and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.


Here are the updates:

02:15 PM IST

DMK's TR Baalu requests Centre to retrieve bodies of Indians killed in Sudan

Speaking in Lok Sabha, DMK leader TR Baalu has requested the Centre to retrieve the bodies of the 18 Indians, including six from Tamil Nadu, who were killed in a blast in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum and also provide compensation to their kin, reports IANS.

"I request through you sir (Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla) that External Affairs Minister would kindly see that all the bodies are brought as quickly as possible and proper compensation should be given by the Minister as well as the Sudan government. Six Tamil people also died in the blast," Baalu said.


01:25 PM IST

Cong LS MP Adhir Chowdhury raises issue of fratricide at ITBP camp in Chhattisgarh

Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury raised the issue of fatricide at an ITBP camp in Chhattisgarh and flagged rising incidents in central forces where colleagues kill each other, reports PTI.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour at the in Lok Sabha, Chowdhury said while such incidents were unheard of in the Navy and the Air Force, the Army had reported similar incidents.

He claimed that such incidents were on the rise in central armed police forces (CAPF) and "may be due to lack of facilities".

Chowdhury said psychological help should be extended to CAPF personnel to address such issues.

12:29 PM IST

RS proceedings resume

Proceedings in Rajya Sabha have resumed. The House was adjourned till noon earlier after the Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu disallowed the Opposition members, especially from the Samajwadi Party and the Congress, from raising issues not listed for Zero Hour.

Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram was also in the House.

Chidambaram attended the Rajya Sabha a day after he was released from Tihar Jail on getting bail from the Supreme Court in the INX Media money-laundering case.

11:34 AM IST

'Govt cannot suppress my voice in Parliament': Chidambaram

Talking to reporters in Parliament complex, P Chidambaram said the government will not be able to suppress his voice in the House.

"I am happy to be back. The government cannot suppress my voice in Parliament," he said.

11:27 AM IST

RS adjourned till 12 noon

Rajya Sabha was adjourned till noon as chairman disallowed members from raising issues not listed for Zero Hour.

10:59 AM IST

Cong, IUML give notice over ITBP personnel incident

Congress and Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) have given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over 'incident of killing of ITBP personnel.'

10:56 AM IST

Cong leaders protest over onion prices

Congress leaders, including P Chidambaram, protest in Parliament premises over onion prices.

<p>Cong leaders protest over onion prices</p>
Congress MPs protesting against onion prices at Parliament premises, Dec 5, 2019.
10:50 AM IST

P Chidambaram reaches Parliament House

Former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, released on bail in the INX Media case on Wednesday, reaches Parliament to attend the ongoing Winter Session.

First published: Dec 05, 2019 10:35 IST