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Parliament Winter Session live updates | ‘This House representative of India’s diversity’: PM Modi in 250th RS session

The winter session of the Parliament kicks off today and the opposition is looking forward to corner the Centre over economic slowdown, detentions of political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir and unemployment.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Nov 19, 2019 09:52 IST
Parliament Winter Session live updates | ‘This House representative of India’s diversity’: PM Modi in 250th RS session
Prime Minister will address a special discussion in Rajya Sabha

The parliament's winter session began with back-to-back adjournment notices issued by the Congress, Shiv Sena and the TMC. Opposition parties raised slogans against the Centre and demanded that NC leader Farooq Abdullah be released from detention. The Congress accused the Centre of internationalising the Kashmir issue by inviting MPs from the EU.

On the eve of Rajya Sabha's landmark 250th session, ‎Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday met leaders of all political parties and highlighted the contribution of the upper house in the socio-economic transformation of the country but said it still has "miles to go".

Referring to the highly productive last session, the best in several years, Naidu urged the leaders to ensure that this positive momentum is sustained during the nearly month-long session. He said that the Upper House has extensively contributed to the growth of the nation.

01:40 PM IST

'Need better work-life balance, our employees are stressed': Pratima Mandal

TMC MP from Jaynagar highlighted that due to long working hours employees across sectors are stressed and are prone to mental illnesses and other health hazards. She said that Parliament needs to reflect and discuss this issue and bring a framework to ensure that employees can be more productive without affecting their health.

01:33 PM IST

'NRC is needed in Bihar': Nishikant Dubey

BJP MP from Gonda said that the issue of illegal migration should not be seen from a religious angle. He also said that the due to this the demography of his constituency and its adjoining districts like Kisanganj, Araria and Bhagalpur are changing rapidly.

01:29 PM IST

'Request government to open more Kendriya Vidyalayas in Satara': SD Patil

The newly re-elected NCP MP from Satara has asked Centre to open more schools in his constituency which will help poor farmers to send their children to schools.

01:24 PM IST

'Challenge Delhi MLAs to prove that their area's water is clean': Paswan

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan says water woes should not be politicised. He says he is ready to sit with politicians from across party lines and make sure people of Delhi, especially poor people of the city, get access to clean water.

01:21 PM IST

'DJB continually denied allegations of distributing unclean water': Union Minister

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said that poor people who cannot afford RO or bottled water and are facing direct consequences of drinking impure water

01:17 PM IST

'There is a health emergency going on in Delhi': Manoj Tiwari

BJP MP from NE Delhi says people of Delhi are demanding clean water but government is not taking adequate measures.

01:12 PM IST

'Delhi's aquifers are polluted but CM not taking measures': Meenakshi Lekhi

BJP MP from Delhi NCT says Kejriwal is not paying attention to the fact that Delhi's residents have been drinking unclean water.

01:10 PM IST

'CM is on a vacation, while a Dalit man was tortured': Bhagwant Maan

The AAP MP from Sangrur raised the issue of a Dalit man who was recently subjected to caste atrocity. He said that the government is not bothered about the welfare of Dalits.

01:07 PM IST

'Domestic industries apprehensive regarding RCEP deal': Anto Antony

Congress lawmaker from Kerala asks the government to stick to its decision. He says that if the government changes its position on the RCEP deal then it will be like signing a death warrant for India's spice trade and agriculture.

01:03 PM IST

'Shiv Sena acting selfishly, does not care about farmers': Navnit Rana

The Independent MLA from Amravati said Shiv Sena had the chance to form a government with BJP in Maharashtra and could have addressed these issues at the earliest but chose to indulge in selfish politics.

01:00 PM IST

'Request Centre to send team to inspect losses to farmers': KB Tumane

The Sena MP from Ramtek asked Centre to address Maharashtra's agrarian distress.

12:56 PM IST

'Sell properties of PMC bank officials who participated in fraud': Rahul Ramesh Shewale

The Shiv Sena MP from Mumbai South Central said that the account holders in the PMC bank had to face a lot of harassment during the festive season and asks the Centre to nab the guilty.

12:47 PM IST

Hibi Eden says Govt should withdraw from privatisation of Bharat Petroleum

The Congress MP from Ernakulam has said that Centre should remember the story of the goose which laid golden eggs and compared privatisation of Bharat Petroleum to killing the goose to get all the eggs.

12:40 PM IST

Mohammed Faizal P. P. asks experienced officers for Lakshadweep

He says Lakshwadeep can be developed if local people are included in its administrative ranks.

12:34 PM IST

TMC MP Nusrat Jahan hospitalised

TMC MP Nusrat Jahan has been admitted to Apollo Hospital due to respiratory issue.

First published: Nov 18, 2019 09:02 IST