New Delhi Members in the Rajya Sabha have paid tribute to former Presidents Pranab Mukherjee, Beni Prasad Verma, Amar Singh and other late leaders. During the Rajya Sabha proceedings, BJP President and Rajya Sabha MP JP Nadda proposed the name of JDU MP Harivansh Narayan for the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha. After which Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu announced that I Harivansh Narayan has been elected as the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
The Parliament’s Monsoon Session has started today, amid Coronavirus Pandemic. All preparations have been completed for this 18-day-long session. This time, many special arrangements have been made to protect against Corona. More than 4000 people, including MPs and staff, have been corona examined. The proceedings of the Lok Sabha have been postponed till tomorrow. At the same time, the Deputy Chairman is also to be elected in the Rajya Sabha today. The opposition has fielded Manoj Jha against NDA candidate Harivansh. However, it is considered certain to win the election of Harivansh in terms of mathematics in the Rajya Sabha.
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The Lok Sabha Secretariat said that 359 MPs took part in the proceedings on the first day of the monsoon session.
Health Minister’s statement on Corona
On the Corona virus, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that maximum number of cases and deaths have occurred mainly from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, UP, Delhi, West Bengal, Bihar, Telangana, Odisha, Assam, Kerala and Gujarat. He said that because of our efforts, there was a drawback in limiting the corona in the country. There are 3,328 cases per 55 lakh population in India and 55 deaths, which is less than other countries of the world.
Drug issue raised in Parliament
BJP MP Ravi Kishan raised the issue of drugs in the Lok Sabha. He said that the problem of drug trafficking was increasing. Conspiracies are being hatched to ruin the youth of the country, our neighboring countries are contributing to it. Drug smuggling is done every year from Pakistan and China. It is brought via Punjab and Nepal. He said that drug addiction is also in the film industry. Many people have been caught, NCB is doing very well. I urge the Central Government to take strict action, nab the culprits soon and punish them.
Decision to call question hour with everyone’s consent: Rajnath
Responding to the Congress charge on the question hour issue, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that I have also talked to many leaders. We have to take the proceedings of Parliament in exceptional circumstances. The House will run for 4 hours and I requested that there be no Question Hour. Have a zero hour for half an hour. Rajnath Singh said that the decision was taken only after the consent of the leaders of most political parties.
Congress gave a postponement proposal
Congress MPs Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary and K Suresh have proposed a stay in the Lok Sabha over Chinese infiltration in East Ladakh. On the other hand DMK and CPI (M) have given notice of adjournment in Lok Sabha regarding ‘suicide of 12 juvenile students due to NEET examination’.
Preparing to introduce 11 bills
The opposition is set to surround the government on issues such as the ongoing dispute over LAC with China, the economy and the Corona crisis. The government is preparing to introduce 11 bills and the opposition has made it clear that it will oppose at least four bills. The government is also ready to respond to the opposition’s strategy of besieging the government. She will answer the opposition’s questions with full force, especially on the issue of China dispute and Corona crisis.
Open opposition on four bills
The government will also introduce 11 Bills in this session. The Congress has declared open opposition on four of these Bills. Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said that out of the four bills decided to protest, three are related to agriculture and farmers. One bill is related to finance, which proposes changes in the Banking Regulation Act. At the same time, the bill related to agro marketing is also opposed by the states of Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan etc.
Parliament’s view will be changed
- During the monsoon session the view of Parliament will be changed, as the meeting of the two houses will not be held simultaneously.
- On Monday, the Lok Sabha meeting will run from 9 am to 1 pm. The Rajya Sabha meeting will run from 3 pm to 7 pm.
Before Tuesday, the Rajya Sabha and later the Lok Sabha will meet for four hours each.
- All MPs have been asked to get Kovid tested. Only those MPs whose report will be negative.
- The chambers and galleries of both the Houses will be used for the sitting of Parliament.