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Parliament: Rahul Didn't Listen to Security Men, Says Rajnath on Convoy Attack

News18.com | August 8, 2017, 3:17 PM IST
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Congress MPs protested in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday against the attack on Rahul Gandhi's convoy in Gujarat. The MPs raised slogans against the government and the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, said the government turned a blind eye to the Congress leader's security.

Here is a recap of today's proceedings:
Aug 8, 2017 2:52 pm (IST)

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day following uproar by Congress MPs on the issue of two types of currency notes.

Aug 8, 2017 1:28 pm (IST)

JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav sides with Opposition in Rajya Sabha

JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, who has been reportedly uneasy since his party aligned with the BJP to form a government in Bihar, on Tuesday sided with the opposition parties in an attempt to corner the government over the alleged printing of new 500 rupee notes in different sizes. He showed enlarged copies of differently sized 500 rupee notes. "I can give signed copies" of the notes, he said as treasury benches countered his contention which was earlier raised by Kapil Sibal of the Congress.

Aug 8, 2017 1:14 pm (IST)

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm

Aug 8, 2017 12:39 pm (IST)

Rajya Sabha proceedings:

Opposition Congress, supported by TMC and JD(U), on Tuesday forced four adjournments of the proceedings in the Rajya Sabha over what it called as "biggest scam of this century" in the printing of two different kinds of 500 and 1000 rupee notes.

Slogan-shouting Congress members trooped into the well even as Leader of the House and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the opposition party has been raising "frivolous" issues without giving notices to stall Zero Hour proceedings.

Aug 8, 2017 12:29 pm (IST)

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day amid Congress protests over stone-pelting on Rahul Gandhi during his visit to Gujarat.

Aug 8, 2017 12:28 pm (IST)

Rajya Sabha adjourned for fourth time as Opposition protests continue in the House.

Aug 8, 2017 12:23 pm (IST)

After meeting Congress Lok Sabha MPs in the Parliament, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala says, party will meet all challenges like it has done in 2004 and will emerge victorious in 2019.

Aug 8, 2017 12:17 pm (IST)

Home Minister  Rajnath Singh raises issue of Rahul Gandhi's foreign tours in Lok Sabha. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was away from India on six occasions for 72 days without taking any SPG security along, posing grave threat to himself, Rajnath Singh said.

He was responding to allegations by Congress members that Rahul Gandhi could have been killed in Gujarat where stones were pelted on his car last week.

Responding to the issue raised by Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, Singh said the nation as well as the House want to know what Rahul wants to hide by not taking SPG protection along, when he left India on six occasions totalling 72 days.

Aug 8, 2017 12:13 pm (IST)

Rajya Sabha adjourned once again till 12.17 pm

Aug 8, 2017 12:00 pm (IST)

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Opposition MLAs protesting outside assembly demanding resignation of ministers Subhash Desai,Subhash Deshmukh and P Mehta on corruption allegations.

Aug 8, 2017 11:57 am (IST)

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh arrives at the Parliament, evades questions on his statement 'Congress facing existential crisis'. He on Monday said: Congress is facing an 'existential crisis' and pitched for 'a collective effort' by party leaders to 'overcome' the challenges it faced from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.

Aug 8, 2017 11:41 am (IST)

Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha has also been adjourned till 11:45 over note printing issue.

Aug 8, 2017 11:40 am (IST)

Lok Sabha adjourned till noon following uproar over discussion on attack on Rahul Gandhi's car in Gujarat.

Aug 8, 2017 11:32 am (IST)

Gujarat government has arrested one person in connection with the attack on Rahul's car and investigation is underway, says Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha.

Aug 8, 2017 11:30 am (IST)

Recap: 

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's car on Friday came under attack in Gujarat's Dhanera town by unknown people who pelted stones, damaging the rear glass of his vehicle. Minutes after the attack, Rahul took to Twitter that he will not be "bogged own by Modi's slogans", black flags and stones. "We will deploy our full strength to help people." 

Aug 8, 2017 11:28 am (IST)

Rahul ignored police advice, says Rajnath. He said that Rahul listened to his private security officer and not the SPG which led to the attack. 

Aug 8, 2017 11:26 am (IST)

Union Home minister Rajnath, who attends Lok Sabha after recovering from illness, condemns the attack. He says that appropriate security detail was provided to Gujarat Police ahead of Rahul Gandhi's visit to Banaskantha.

Aug 8, 2017 11:21 am (IST)

Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge raises the issue of attack on Rahul Gandhi's car in Lok Sabha, calls it a cowardly act. He alleges that the BJP government turned a blind eye to the attack. This has led to commotion in the Lok Sabha.

Aug 8, 2017 11:20 am (IST)

Question Hour begins in Lok Sabha.

Aug 8, 2017 11:18 am (IST)

The 29-year-old daughter of a top bureaucrat alleged that she was followed by Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala's son Vikas Barala and his friend Ashish Kumar on Friday night. Barala's SUV pulled up close to her car several times in a bid to block her way. 

Aug 8, 2017 11:16 am (IST)

Congress MP Kumari Selja gave Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over Chandigarh stalking incident, ANI reported.

Aug 8, 2017 11:15 am (IST)

Congress to issue notice in Rajya Sabha for discussion on Chandigarh stalking issue. 

Aug 8, 2017 11:11 am (IST)

Here's is the list of today's legislative business for the two Houses of Parliament.

Bills for consideration and passing in Lok Sabha are as follows:

The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill
The State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill
The Central Road Fund (Amendment)Bill



Bill for consideration and passing in Rajya Sabha are as follows:
The Companies (Amendment) Bill
The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill


Bills for consideration and return:
The Appropriation(No. 3) Bill
The Appropriation (No. 4) Bill

Aug 8, 2017 11:03 am (IST)

The Monsoon Session of Parliament is expected to be another stormy affair as Congress MPs are expected to meet in the Parliament today to discuss the future course of action in both the Houses.

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