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Live: Chidambaram speaks on rupee, economy in Lok Sabha

Updated: September 5, 2013, 11:55 AM IST
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Live: Chidambaram speaks on rupee, economy in Lok Sabha
The RTI Amendment Bill and the Judges Appointment Bill are likely to be discussed in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha respectively.

New Delhi: 3:55 pm: Finance Minister P Chidambaram speaks on rupee, economy in the Lok Sabha. He says rupee has overshot its true value, Correction in rupee will take place and a number of measures are being taken to ensure it finds its correct value. On economy, he says it is going through period of stress; growth in first quarter is disappointing.

13:10 pm: Janata Dal United chief Sharad Yadav speaks on economy, market and people spending on gold in the Lok Sabha. He says the government is not taking concrete steps to improve the economy. If the government focused on agricultural growth, the situation would be much better.

11:49 am: Lok Sabha members raise the raise issue of dengue outbreak in Delhi. BJP leader Yogi Adityanath says children continue to die despite ministries assurance and over 200 children have died as no vaccination has been done this year. He adds there is a shortage of medicine and the promises made to control the disease have not been met.

11:46 am: BJP leader Najma Heptullah raised objection in the Rajya Sabha to a Zee serial 'Jodha Akhar' saying it shows Akbar in bad light and leads to distortion of historical facts. Union Minister Rajiv Shukla assures the House that he will convey it to Information and Broacasting minister.

11:30 am: Union Minister Rajiv Shukla says the government is equally concerned about states hit by floods and Bihar will get funds from the backward state relief fund.

11:27 am: RJD leader Ram Kripal Yadav raises the issue of Bihar floods in the Rajya Sabha. He says the government should send relief teams to the state.

11:23 am: Rajya Sabha Chairperson does not allow discussion on Vanzara issue, says it cannot take cognisance of a statement of an undertrial

11:14 am: Seemandhra MPs create uproar in the Lok Sabha demanding a United Andhra.

11:07 am: The Samajwadi Paty, Bahujan Samaj Party and Janata Dal United and Left demand discussion suspended Gujarat IPS officer DG vanzara in the Rajya Sabha.

11:06 am: Notices given on IAS officer Ashok Khemka and DG Vanzara rejected in the rajya Sabha

11:05 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned for 15 minutes as MPs create ruckus over suspended Gujarat IPS officer DG Vanzara's letter.

New Delhi: The Monsoon Session of Parliament is likely to be extended by a day sources said on Thursday. The Cabinet Committe on Parliamentary Affairs is expected to meet today to decide on the extension of the session.

The RTI Amendment Bill, aimed at keeping political parties out of RTI ambit, is likely to be discussed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The Judges Appointment Bill is likely to be taken up by the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

The Land Bill was passed by Parliament and The Pensions Bill, which will allow 49 per cent FDI in pension and insurance sector, was passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

While Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had also appealed to the BJP to end Parliament stand-off over missing coalgate files, there are crucial bills that are pending in the remaining two days of this session, which was extended till September 6.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath had on Wednesday indicated that the session may be extended further as key bills remain pending. "If the need be we can extend the monsoon session of Parliament. Key legislations are pending, we hope the parties will cooperate," Kamal Nath had said.

First Published: September 5, 2013, 11:55 AM IST
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