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Parliament Adjourned for the Day After Obituary References

News18.com | July 17, 2017, 11:28 AM IST
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The Monsoon Session of Parliament got underway on Monday and was adjourned for the day after obituary references to Vinod Khanna and Anil Dave. Among the crucial bills lined for passage this session are the anti-corruption bill, the whistleblowers’ bill and the citizenship bill. Proceedings, however, are unlikely to be smooth as the Opposition hopes to corner the government on a range of issues, including the Doklam standoff with China, the security situation in Kashmir and the recent cases of lynchings.

Here’s a recap of Day 1:
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Jul 17, 2017 11:28 am (IST)

Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow after giving obituary to former members

Jul 17, 2017 11:21 am (IST)

Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow after giving obituary to former members and victims of Amarnath Terror Attack

Jul 17, 2017 11:21 am (IST)

National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah takes oath as new member of the Lok Sabha. After taking oath he shook hand with PM Narendra Modi.  

Jul 17, 2017 11:15 am (IST)

The agenda for legislation in the session, which ends on August 11, includes 18 bills for consideration and passing. Key among them are the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, Whistleblowers' Protection Bill, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, Enemy Property (Amendment) Bill Consumer Protection Bill, and the Companies (Amendment) Bill. 

Jul 17, 2017 11:14 am (IST)

Obituary references are being made in the Lok Sabha for MPs who passed away recently, including Vinod Khanna and Anil Dave. Both Houses will adjourn for the day after the obituary references.

Jul 17, 2017 11:13 am (IST)

Leaders of opposition parties to meet at 10 am today in the Parliament ahead of the first day of the Monsoon Session 

Jul 17, 2017 11:12 am (IST)

16 bills are listed for Introduction, Consideration and Passing:

1.      The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017;

2.      The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, 2017;

3.      The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017

4.      The State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017

5.      The Punjab Municipal Corporation Law (Extension To Chandigarh) Amendment Bill, 2017;

6.      The Central Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Bill, 2017;

7.      The Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Bill, 2017;

8.      The Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) Bill, 2017;

9.      The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property Amendment Bill, 2017;

10.  The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2017;

11.  The Consumer Protection Bill, 2017;

12.  The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2017;

13.  The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (Amendment) Bill, 2017;

14.  The Right of Children Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017;

15.  Labour Code on wages; and

16.  The National Sports University Bill, 2017

Jul 17, 2017 11:11 am (IST)

PM Modi said, "Today the Monsoon session begins. Like the monsoon brings hope, this session also brings same spirit of hope. After the summer, the rains fill the soil with pleasant smell. The same way, due to the good rains of the GST, the whole session will be full of enthusiasm.”
"I believe, all political parties, all MPs, will take significant decisions in national interest, will engage with high standard of debate and will try to provide value addition in all issues, value addition in all system," he said.

Jul 17, 2017 11:11 am (IST)

PM Modi hopes Monsoon session runs with GST spirit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hoped the "growing stronger together" spirit of GST will bring enthusiasm to Parliament proceedings and that political parties will engage in high standard of debate and provide value addition during the Monsoon session. 

Jul 17, 2017 11:08 am (IST)

The Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning from today is expected to be stormy with the opposition parties all set to corner the government over a range of issues concerning national security, foreign policy and other domestic matters.

Parliament Adjourned for the Day After Obituary References
File photo of proceedings in the Lok Sabha.
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